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KurukshetraKurukshetra is famously known as battle field, it is the place of religious and historical importance located in the state of Haryana, India. According to the history the place is unique importance for the war between pandavas and kauravas. The name kurukshetra is derived from kuru. Lord Krishna gives the theory of karma to his friend Arjuna. This led to the birth of Hindu religion and culture which describes to Hindu devotees all over the world.


Thanesar or sthaneswar is a popular and historical town situated near to the newly made kuruksetra city. In thanesar one can visit the Krishna museum which displays different kind of items for the public view. Thanesar got name from the “Sthaneshwar” means to be “Place of god”. There is a landmark which represents the “Kurukshetra” known as thanesar. By walking on the way of thanesar one can find the statue of maharana pratap and the holiest tank of kurukshetra. The temple named sthaneshwar mahadev temple is located in this place, locals in this pace believe that it is the oldest temple, primary deity in the temple is lord shiva. By walking on the way to thanesar one can find the kurukshetra universityand a three old temples and bathing ghats.

Things to see and do:

Twin Tanks:

Twin tanks are constructed to preserve water hence they are named as brahma sarovar and sannihit sarovar. According to the history brahma sarovar got name because of lord brahma done his first yagna in this place and this tank is filled with fresh water from Yamuna canal. During solar eclipse the lakhs of people do converge at this place because of their religious beliefs. On amavasya the people bath in sannihit sarovar according to the religious beliefs which absolve one of all sins. The twin tanks surroundings are cleans and green with beautiful climatic conditions. During the kumbha mela season the sarovar is gathered by large number of devotees for converge.

Sthaneshwar mahadev temple:

The temple is visited by large number of devotees every year, the temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. According to the history inscriptions the place is land mark for pandavas where they prayed after victory in battle of Mahabharata. The temple architecture is extraordinary which represents like dome shaped roof displays local architecture. On the top of the temple one can view a tall pinnacle, the temple represents the whitish look with cool and pleasant climate.

Bhadrakali temple:

The pandavas has close connection with bhadrakali temple because they performed their rituals before their final war against kauravas. So the temple got huge attraction from devotees who come from all around the world. During navarathri season the temple is gathered by large number of devotees while they perform poojas and rituals also the temple is beautifully decorated with flowers regularly also on festival days. The temple is constructed with red stone which represents very good luck for the devotees.

Krishna Museum:

Krishna museum is opened for the public in the year 1987. The museum represents the personality of lord Krishna which also represents the various items and artifacts between 1st to 11th century. The whole museum displays the Hindu religious culture and tradition. The museum displays items which brought from all over India. The items such as woodcarvings, miniature paintings, stone sculptures, leaf etchings etc are found in this museum.

Where to stay and eat:

The hotels offer luxurious facilities such as 24 hours communication facilities and for cheaper price one can visit dharmashalas which provide good rooms for cheaper price.
The hotels such as parakeet has restaurant which provide healthy food of all Indian and continental dishes. Bikaner sweets are famous in this place so tourists can also taste of sweet in this place.

How to reach Kurukshetra:

Tourists can come by air, rail and road ways.
Nearest airport is Delhi and Chandigarh which are well connected all major cities in India and also other countries.
Nearest railway station is kurukshetra railway station it connects major cities in India.
The buses are provided by the local transport corporation and they connect kurukshetra to Delhi and other major cities in India.