KURUKSHETRA

In the very first verse of Bhagwad-Gita (धर्मक्षेत्रे कुरुक्षेत्रे समवेता युयुत्सवः | मामकाः पाण्डवाश्चैव किम् अकुर्वत संजय ||), Kurukshetra is described as DHARAMKSHETRA i.e. 'Region of righteousness'. Kurukshetra is a place of great historical and religious importance, revered all over the country for its sacred association with the Vedas and the Vedic Culture. It was here that the battle of Mahabharat was fought and Lord Krishna preached His Philosophy of 'KARMA' as enshrined in the Holy Bhagwad-Gita, to Arjuna at Jyotisar. According to Hindu mythology, Kurukshetra is spread over, a circuit of about 48 KOS, which includes a large number of holy places, temples and sacred tanks connected with the religious events/rituals, Mahabharat War and Kurus, the ancestor of Kauravas and Pandavs. Kurukshetra is intimately related to the Aryan civilization and its growth all along the sacred river Saraswati.

It is believed that the holy waters of all sacred rivers flow/converge into Kurukshetra's Sannehit Sarovar, at the time of Somavati 'Amavasya' and solar eclipse. It is believed that those who bath in the tanks in Kurukshetra go to heaven after death. Mahabharata states that one who dies at Kurukshetra attains salvation after death.

It is the land where the sage Manu penned his 'Manusmriti' and where learned 'rishis' compiled the Rig Veda and Sama Veda.

Kurukshetra is named after King Kuru, who also performed a supreme sacrifice to bring prosperity to the land and his people.

ग्रह नक्षत्र ताराणां कालेन पतनाद~भयम् ||
कुरुक्षेत्रे मृताणां च पतन नैव विद्यते ||

"Come one and come all to have a glimpse of the sacred land of eternal bliss and to personally feel its religious and celestial fervour, heritage and ambience."

At a glance

Location: Located on North Eastern part of Haryana State

Linking Roads: Kurukshetra is located on the linking road from National Highway No. 1 through Pipli, a famous town. Kurukshetra is also connected from Pehowa on the Ambala-Hisar National Highway No. 65

Postal Code: 136118 | Longitude: 29° 57' 57" North 76° 50' 13" East | Latitude: 29.965717° N 76 | Area: 48 kos | Altitude: 260 m | Population: 9,64,261 (census 2011) | Literacy Rate: 76.70 % | STD Code: 01744 | Monsoon: June till September | Winter: 7° to 22°C | Summer: 35° to 42°C | Villages: | Language: Hindi, English | Best season to visit: All seasons to visit.

How to reach

By Air

Nearest airport is situated at Chandigarh. For more information contact the airport & airlines.

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By Rail

An important railway junction, the town's railway station is located between Sector 13 and New Colony. Some of the trains that pass through this station are Shatabadi Express, Amritsar Express, Jhelum Express, Kalka Mail and Himalayan Queen.
For railway enquiry dial 139.

By Bus

Haryana Roadways and other State Corporation buses connect Kurukshetra with Delhi, Chandigarh and other important places in Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
Haryana Roadways Volvo passes through Kurukshetra.
For Haryana bus enquiry : Dial 01744-220468.

By Road

Kurukshetra is connected to all major cities through proper network of roads.

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