Kurukshetra

Located in the state of Haryana in India, Kuruskshetra is a famous pilgrimage site. It is also the land of the Bhagvad Gita. Kurukshetra is situated around 170 km north of Delhi and is also known by many names like Brahmakshetra (Land of Brahma), Uttaradevi, Brahmadevi and Dharamkshetra (Holy City). The place is known for the battle between the Kauravas and Pandavas in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. It is believed that this is the place where Krishna recited Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna. Gita Jayanti, which falls during the months of November and December, commemorates this event of preaching Gita to Arjuna. Sadhus and pilgrims from across the country and many foreigners visit Kurukshetra for Gita Jayanti.

Kurukshetra was earlier called Thanesar or Sthaneswar. The name Thanesar was derived from the Sanskrit ‘Sthaneshwar’, which can be translated to ‘place of god’. Kurukshetra is a place of religious importance and is among the oldest cities of the country.


Kurukshetra Tourism