In literal words, Kurukshetra means “the field of righteousness” and it is a famous religious place in the north Indian state of Haryana. This land is granted with great Hindu mythology and history. Kurukshetra is the land where the epic battle of Mahabharata took place between the Pandavas and the Kauravas. It is also believed the place where Lord Krishna preached the Bhagwad Gita to Arjuna and cleared his dilemma. Thus, it is a pious place for the Hindus and is visited by many pilgrims as well as tourists all around the year. In the following write-up, we have mentioned some the famous places of interests that you must visit while visiting Kurukshetra!
This pious Kund is located in Narkatari village of Kurukshetra. As the name suggests, it was dedicated to the Bhishma, who was a paternal figure to both the Pandavas and the Kauravas. As per the mythology, during the battle of Mahabharata, Bhishma was felled by a bed of arrows shot by Arjun. Later, when the Kauravas and the Pandavas came to pay homage to the sage, he felt thirsty and asked them for the water. Thereafter, Arjun shot an arrow on earth from where, water gushed out to quench the thirst of Bhishma. Presently, there is a small temple is situated close to the Kund that commemorates the historic event.
The temple is dedicated to famous Hindu Goddess Kali and is known to have been constructed by the Pandavas to worship the goddess. This temple exhibits various incarnations of the Goddess. It is also known to one of the several Shakti Peeths as it is believed that the lower limb of Goddess Sati fell here. This magnificent temple is made of red sandstone and has the same beauty till today. A huge of devotees and tourists come here seeking the blessing of the Goddess. The temple is beautifully with earthen lamps and along with that, various rituals are also performed during the festival of Navratri.
The Arunai temple is known to have been constructed jointly by the ancient sages Vishwamitra and Vashishta, both of them have been mentioned to the period of Mahabharata. This temple is known to have been devoted to their guru. However, today, Arunai temple is dedicated to worship the Hindu Lord Shiva. This temple is visited by large number of pilgrims during Mahashivratri.
This region of Kurukshetra is known to be the most religious place as it is believed that this is the place where ‘Lord Krishna delivered the Bhagwad Gita gyan’ to Arjun. This place is the central location of the battle field of Kurukshetra from where the Lord Krishna and Arjun would have watched both the armies (Kauravas and Pandavas). It is a very religious place for Hindus, as they believe that this place showed the truth to Arjun and therefore, devotees come here to seek the blessings to get the right path in their lives.
Last but not the least; ‘Brahma Sarovar’ is a sacred water body here which is dedicated to Lord Brahma. According to the mythological scriptures, Lord Brahma designed this place. It is also visited by devotees.