You all have heard about DAKOR as a holy place where SHRI KRISHNA (RAnchodrayji) temple is there. Shri Krishna swaroop here in Dakor is young, while in the Dwarka it is Bal-Swaroop (childlike look—bal swaroop) and at Shamlaji, it is Aged one (Vridhdha) look.
Have you ever questioned why, why the lord Krishna is in younger look at Dakor and why in childish look in Dwarka. Before 900 years there was no temple in Dakor at all and Dwarka got younger look lord Krishna.
Most of us know the story of Bodana and lord Krishna, how he has requested-shifted lord Krishna to Dakor in V.S 1212, and right now it is V.S. 2069 (in current year 2012). So it has been almost 850 years. Now here comes the twist, current Dakor Ranchodray temple (lord Krishna temple) is built just before 300 years during Gaikwad sarkar (Vadodara rule). So what could be the status of statue before 300 years for almost 500 year.
I got the same questions in my mind and inquired the same to my uncle Mr Sitaramdasji Mahant , as I was there in Dakor during last weekend at my uncle’s home, where we also got one Big temple of Lord Shri RAM and 12Ft long excavated Lord Shri Hanumanji
. I got some really useful information from Uncle, which I would like to share with you all. What happened after 1212, why Shri Ranchodrayji once known as Ranchod mata and how current temple constructed.
I will share the information in parts, and those who want to have detailed information can contact me directly.