Janmashtami special: When Pakistan Navy's 156 bombs could not touch Dwarkadhish Temple
As they say, God is unassailable! So is his abode!
New Delhi: As they say, God is unassailable! So is his abode!
The same was proved during the Indo-Pak war of 1965.
During the conflict, the Pakistani Navy had targeted the coastal city of Dwarka located in Gujarat. The holy city is home to the famous Dwarkadhish Temple.
As per accounts of the war, the Pakistani Navy had fired 156 bombs on Dwarka on September 7, 1965.
Even Radio Pakistan had confirmed that 156 bombs were dropped by its Naval ships on Dwarka and the Dwarkadhish Temple.
However, while the bombs did cause some damage to civilian as well as military facilities in the city, they could not inflict any damage on the temple.
Only a part of the temple is believed to have suffered damage, that too minimal - the same was repaired post the war.
Most of the bombs fired by the Pak Navy ships had hit big rocks along the coastline, say texts that detail the war.
And this helped save the Dwarkadhish Temple - associated with Lord Krishna - which is now visited by lakhs of devotees.