S R Rao and his findings

"The search for the lost city has been going on since 1930," S.R. Rao, former adviser to the NIO who is still actively involved in the excavations, told India Abroad. "It is only after marine archaeologists started exploring the seabed near modem Dwaraka from 1981 that the structural remains of the city were found."

Hindu Epics such as Mahabharata have often been described as myths. On the same day that Krishnadeparted from the earth the powerful dark-bodied Kali Age descended. The oceans rose and submerged the wholeof Dwaraka.“ According to Vishnu Purana - Dwaraka was submerged by the sea right after the death of LordKrishna.
This was regarded as a grandiose metaphor, part of a story filled with great myths. In the earlyeighties an important archaeological site was found in India, at Dwaraka, the site of the legendary city of LordKrishna. Now, it is discovered that the whole coast of western India sank by nearly 40 feet around 1500 B.C.E. Why is that the rediscovery of Dwaraka has not attracted the same degree of attention in the West, as thatof ancient Troy by Heinrich Schliemann? The first clear historical record is dated 574 A.D. and occurs in the Palitana Plates of Samanta Simhaditya.This inscription refers to Dwaraka as the capital of the western coast of Saurashtra and still more important,states that Sri Krishna lived here. The establishment of one of the four of his pithas at Dwaraka bySankaracharya attests to the great religious sanctity the place must have attained by the eighth century A.D. Dr. S R Rao has written: "The discovery of the legendary city of Dwaraka which is said to have been foundedby Sri Krishna, is an important landmark in the history of India. It has set to rest the doubts expressed byhistorians about the historicity of Mahabharata and the very existence of Dwaraka city. It has greatlynarrowed the gap in Indian history by establishing the continuity of the Indian civilization from the Vedic Ageto the present day."Here is a report about the latest excavations done by Dr. S.R. Rao of the Marine Archaeology Unit of the National Institute of Oceanography of India.

Genealogy of the Bharata

Genealogy of the Bharata