Kurukshetra is a city located in the Indian state of Haryana. It is also known as “Land of the Bhagavad Gita”  and  Dharmakshetra. Kurukshetra is a region named after King Kuru, According to the Puranas.  As shown in the Mahabharata, the ancestor of the Kauravas and Pandavas. It’s said, The Kurukshetra battle of the Mahabharata took place here, which adds to the importance of this place. the urban area of Thaneshwar has merged into Kurukshetra. its pilgrimage site with many places attributed to the Mahabharata. Kurukshetra is described as a region where “kshetra” means “region” in Sanskrit, not as a city, according to most of the ancient Hindu scriptures. The land of Kurukshetra was situated between the Sarasvati river and the Drishadvati river.

Brahma Sarovar

Brahma Sarovar

Brahma Sarovar

Brahma Sarovar is an ancient water pool for Hinduism in the ancient city of Kurukshetra. Hinduism emphasizes bathing for inner and outer purity. Most religious places have near Hindu temples and Sikh gurdwara or water pools or lakes. the Hindu genealogy registers are kept here in Kurukshetra, Haryana. after a huge Yagna, Lord Brahma created the universe from the land of Kurukshetra according to stories of myths. this  Brahma Sarovar is believed to be the cradle of culture. The lake is also mentioned in the Mahabharata, on the last day of the war, it’s being used by Duryodhana to hide himself underwater.

Sannihit Sarovar

Sannihit Sarovar is a sacred water reservoir located in Thanesar. It is believed to be the meeting place of the seven holy Saraswati. According to popular belief, the lake has holy water. It is believed that bathing in tank water on the day of Amavasya or eclipse gives the same blessing as performing Ashwamedha Yajna. It brings peace to the wandering and unhappy soul just by Bathing in this lake. a memorial service for the dead, Prayer, and pind daan, is performed here. The lake is believed to be the abode of Lord Vishnu

Jyotisar

It’s located on Pehowa Marg Kurukshetra and is a very important pilgrimage site of Kurukshetra. It’s approximately only 4 km away from the 3rd gate of Kurukshetra University.  the name of that place is ‘the original meaning of light’ or ultimately a reference to God where ‘Jyoti’ means light and ‘Saar’ means original or core. Jyotisar is the most revered holy place of the holy city of Kurukshetra. A Vat or Banyan tree stands on a raised plinth. Local traditions say that this tree is a remedy of the sacred wild tree, under which Lord Krishna preached the Bhagavad Gita, which was a principle of karma and dharma to his wavering friend Arjuna. It was here that he showed his Virat roop.

Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple

The Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord  Shiva and located in thanesar. to receive the blessings of lord shiva for victory in the battle of Mahabharata, here Pandavas prayed to shiva along with Krishna. The ninth Guru, Shri Teg Bahadur, lived at a place near Sthaneshwar Tirth which is marked by a Gurudwara right next to this temple.

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