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Kurukshetra Travel Guide

    Brahma Sarovar

    Brahma Sarovar



Kurukshetra Travel Guide

The religious hub for the ardent Hindus, the land of Kurukshetra belonging to Haryana, has an array of tourist destinations. Situated at a distance of 160 km from Delhi, the place can be easily accessed. The distinctive factor of Kurukshetra is that it is the scene of the Mahabharata war and in addition the birth place of “Bhagvad Gita”. The origin of the name Kurukshetra can be attributed to King Kuru, the ancestor of Kauravas and Pandavas of Mahabharata. Though the land of Kurukshetra is culturally, traditionally, religiously and historically rooted, modernisation in its massiveness has blended well with it giving it a look of a city mixed with two ages; the traditional and the modern. Kurukshetra has been described in the Bhagvad Gita in various ways; it has been defined as Dharmakshetra, the field of justice; Brajmakshetra, the field of Brahma; Nardak, without sorrow.

The city is known to carry many legendary tales, which is a source of great interest to tourist who visits the land. The paramount principles of the Hindu religion can be achieved from here. For all those who want a deep insight into the affluent cultural ethnicity of India, a visit to the land of Kurukshetra will definitely be an engrossing experience. The city has roots in the Aryan civilization and the battle of Mahabharata making it a religious and historically sacred city. With a past steeped in such opulence, the city of Kurukshetra has a number of temples and religious places which have become major tourist attractions. Some prime places of importance are; Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple, Bhadrakali Temple, Brahma Sarovar, Sannihit Sarovar, Krishna Museum, Gurudwara Sidhbati, Kamal Nabhi, Bhisham Kund Narkatari , Jyotisar, Birla Mandir, Valmiki Ashram, Krishna Museum, Kurukshetra Panorama and Science centre, Kalpana Chawla Planetarium etc.

Brahma Sarovar is a water body, precincts of which also houses a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Taking a bath in the temple is considered sacred and hence a large number of tourists are seen flocking the Brahma Sarovar. Taking a dip in the Sannihit Sarovar on the day of amavasya is known to release one of all sins. The Sannihit Sarovar is flanked by small temples like Dhruv Narain, Lord Vishnu, Lord Hanuman, Mother Goddess Durga and Laxmi Narain. The waters of the Staneshwar Mahadev are also considered holy. It is known to have cured a certain King of leprosy. If you want to acquaint yourself with the various facets of the Mahabharata war, going to the Krishna Museum will be an ideal choice. Jyotisar is famed for being the site where the epic Bhagavad Gita was delivered to Arjuna.

The tourist spots of Kurukshetra are not confined to mere temples and religious places. The place also has a shopping mall cum multiplex known by the name of Kessel Mall where tourist can engage themselves in shopping spree.

A visit to Kurukshetra, will certainly leave you wanting for more.  The land has so much to reveal in terms of the Hindu philosophy that it will leave the tourist engrossed. 

Last Updated: 29/03/2012

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