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Tourist Places in Kurukshetra:

List of Tourist Attractions in Kurukshetra:

  • Brahma Sarovar: Every year lakhs of people come to take a holy bath at Brahma Sarovar on the occasion of "Somavati Amavasya" (Sacred No-Moon Day that happens on a Monday) and on Sun-eclipse believed that bath in holy sarovar free from all sins and cycle of birth-death.

  • Sannihit Sarovar: This Sarovar is believed to be the meeting point of seven sacred Saraswatis. The sarovar, according to popular belief, contains sacred water. Bathing in the waters of the tank on the day of Amavasya (night of complete darkness) or on the day of an eclipse bestows blessings equivalent to performing the ashvamedh yajna.

  • Jyotisar: The famous site where Bhagavad Gita was delivered to Arjuna

  • Krishna Museum: Has some historical artifacts and paintings depicting the Mahabharata war.

  • Kurukshetra Panorama and Science centre: A world-class panorama depicting the Mahabharata war with scientific explanations justifying every episode in the war. There are also several scientific exhibits designed to kindle a curiosity for science.

  • Kalpana Chawla Planetarium

  • Kessel Mall: A must visit Shopping Mall cum Multiplex at Sector-17 Kurukshetra for Food, Shopping and Entertainment.

  • Light and Sound Show : A newly built tourist attraction which highlights some aspects of Geeta Saar through lights and sound.

  • Dharohar: A must visit to know the tradition and culture of Haryana; located in Kurukshetra University.

  • Bhishma Kund at Naraktari: The place where Arjuna shot an arrow towards the earth to quench Bhisma Pitamah's thirst.

  • Saraswati Forest Reserve: It is a large reserved forest area with rich flora and fauna in Kurukshetra district.

  • Sheikh Chehli ka makbara (tomb): This monument is maintained by the Archeological Survey of India. It was built during the Mughal era in remembrance of Sufi Saint Sheikh Chehli, believed to be the spiritual teacher of Mughal Prince Dara Shikoh. However, this is an erroneous belief, since the Prince's main 'Murshid' or 'Sheikh' (Spritual Guide) is historically known to have been Hazrat Sheikh Mian Mir Sahib, of Lahore; although Sheikh Chehli might have been an additional/minor guide, There is another theory that possibly, the site of the supposed 'makbara' or tomb was in fact one of the meditative 'Chillas' or sites of Hazrat Mian Mir Sahib, who might have visited the area during his wanderings. It is possible that a later caretaker, some disciple of the Hazrat/Sheikh lies buried here, at the place sanctified by his 'Chilla'.

  • Sthaneshwar Mahadev

  • Kamal Nabhi

  • Valmiki Ashram

  • Birla Mandir

  • Gurdwara Raj Ghat Patshahi Dasvin

  • Gurdwara Chhevin Patshahi

  • Gurdwara Siddh Bati Patshahi Pahili

  • Pehowa

  • Ban Ganga in village Dayalpur

  • Bhadrakali Mandir - a temple that is one of the 52 Shakti Peethas. As per the story in Hindu mythology, the goddess Sati killed herself by entering the Yagna of Raja Daksha as a protest against the insult of Lord Shiva. Remorseful Lord Shiva wandered across the whole universe with the corpse of his beloved Sati on his shoulder. To bring him back to the original mood, it was necessary to destroy the corpse of Sati. Lord Vishnu hence cut the corpse in 52 pieces with his Sudarshana Chakra. The different parts fell at different places where the temples of the goddess were later built by the devotees. Collectively, these are known as the 52 Shakti Peethas. One of them is in Kurukhsetra, where the ankle of the goddess fell.

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