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DWARAKA, DWARKA, or JIGAT

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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 739 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DWARAKA, DWARKA, or JIGAT, a town of British India, in Baroda state, near the extremity of the peninsula of Kathiawar, Bombay. Pop. (1901) 7535. As the birthplace and residence of Krishna, it is the most sacred spot in this part of India, and its principal temple is visited annually by many thousand pilgrims. The approach from the sea is by a fine flight of stone steps, and the great spire rises to a height of 15o ft.
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