Kurukshetra

90 kms from Chandigarh

This pilgrimage centre has been revered for thousands of years as a sacred spot where Lord Krishna encouraged the Pandava hero, Arjun, with his divine message, the Bhagvad Gita. The battlefield-Kuru-kshetra, or field of the Kurus- can be seen today along with the numerous temples and sacred pools.

Lord Vishnu was impressed with the act of King Kuru and blessed him. God gave him two boons, one that this land forever will be known as a Holy Land after his name as Kurukshetra (the land of Kuru) and the other that anyone dying on this land will be going to heaven. The land of Kurukshetra was situated between two rivers the Sarasvati and the Drishadvati.

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