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Kurukshetra

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Krishna of KurukshetraKurukshetra 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 of Kurukshetra


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 an ocean", by Al-Beruni named 'Kitab-ul-Hind- the scholar of 11th century.

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 Durga.

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.


Sthaneshvara Mahadev Temple : Sthaneshvara Mahadev Temple at Thanesar is that place of Kurukshetra where Pandavas prayed to Lord Shiva and receivedKurukshetra Temple 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 Sikhs.



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