Kurukshetra has been
the germinating land in the heart of Hinduism. It is one of the
holy settlements that have borne the impression of Lord Krishna's
footsteps. Kurukshetra is the place where Manu wrote 'Manusmriti”,
the righteous King Kuru performed the supreme sacrifice to bring
opulence to the land and his people. Kurukshetra is situated in
the north Indian state of Haryana about 150 km northwest of Delhi.
It’s the holy pilgrimage of the Hindus covers an area of 48
Kosas where the devotee can come closer to the 360 spots of pilgrimage
related to the Mahabharata. Or it is the place where the great epic
battle of Mahabharata took place. Kurukshetra is consisting of the
pilgrimage spots as Pehowa, Kalayat, Amin, Phalgu, Thanesar, Jyotisara
and Kurukshetra town. Apart from Krishna footstep, the place Kurukshetras’ importance
lays on King Prithu's prayers, Lord Buddha's visit, halt of Sikh
gurus, Sheikh Chehli ka Maqbara and the Gardens of Harsha Vardhan.
Prime Pilgrimage attractions
Brahma Sarovar : Brahma Sarovar is one of the
holiest water tanks of the revered land of Kurukshetra.
It is widely believed that Lord Brahma-the creator has conceived the
earth here. The water tank finds mention as "the tank resembles
by Al-Beruni named 'Kitab-ul-Hind- the scholar of 11th
Sannihit Sarovar : Sannihit Sarovar
is a holy pilgrimage site for its confluence of seven
sacred Sarasvatis.Devotees also gather there for making prayers
and 'pind daan'. There exist temples of Dhruv Narayan, Lord Vishnu,
Laxmi Narayan, Dhruv Bhagat, Lord Hanuman and Mother Goddess
Sri Krishna Museum : Sri Krishna Museum has a
huge collection of different phases of life of Lord Krishna and
hence accountable in gathering a huge accumulation of pilgrimage.
Patta Chitra, Kangra, Madhubani and Pichhawai canvas a bronze compilation
dating to the times of the Pallava, Chola and Nayaka age are the
charms of the spot.
Mahadev Temple : Sthaneshvara Mahadev Temple at Thanesar is that place of Kurukshetra
where Pandavas prayed to Lord Shiva and received blessings for victory
in the battle of Mahabharata. There remains a holy tank just beside
the temple and hence shows a huge crowd of pilgrims all the time.
Jyotisara : Jyotisara is one of the most revered places of Kurukshetra, celebrated
as the birthplace of the holy Bhagwad Gita. There exists a Vat (banyan)
tree, which is a symbol of divinity.
Gurudwara at Kurukshetra : The Gurudwara at Kurukshetra
is the spot where Guru Nanak stayed during his halt at the place,
better known as 'Gurudwara Sidhbati' a holy pilgrimage site for