Saturday, 6 August 2016

Comprehension Passage Test 04

Read the following passages carefully and answer the questions given below them: 

           Dwarka known as dwaramati, is one of the four main holy places of the hindus in India. The other three are Jagganathpuri in the east, Badrikedar in the north and Rameshvaram in the south. Dwarka was the second home of Shri Krishna. In ancient times Dwarka was a big port and the traders these exported goods to the west. It is said that Shri Krishna had settled in Dwarka to help the Yadavas. But the yadavas fought amongst themselves and were ruined. Dwarka was then swallowed up by the sea. Some historians believe that Dwarka was built and rebuilt six times. The present Dwarka is the sixth one. The temple of Dwarka is on the bank of the Gomti. Some say that Shri Krishna’s grandson, Vajranath built the temple. Thousands of pilgrims go to Dwarka for the darshan of the idol of Shri Krishna and to have a dip in the holy river Gomti. They believe that a pilgrimage to Dwarka once in lifetime purifies their soul and paves their way to heaven.

Questions:

1.) Where is Dwarka situated geographically in India?
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2.) Why do people go to Dwarka?
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3.) What is people’s belief about the pilgrimage to Dwarka?
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4.) Find out the words similar in meaning to: (a) destroyed (b) sunk.
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