Kurukshetra and the Birthplace of the Baghavad Gita

Think of the oldest place you know, this place is much older… Kurukshetra is a place full of sacred and holy sites – temples, holy lakes, ancient trees and the birthplace of the Baghavad Gita.

In Hindu mythology, there was an 18 year war that was the Mahabharat – it involved five brothers (I’d have to research a little more on this for more detail). Lord Krishna delivered a speech to one of the brothers, Arjun, about how to live life and to win the war – the eighteen verse discourse became the Baghavad Gita.

I would ring the bell as hard as possible as we entered each temple.

My friend, Aditya, and I visited this place – about 90km from Chandigarh where we were staying. We managed to travel to and from this place very cheaply, less than 400 rupees each return cost (including food and tuk tuks there).

We visited some temples and had prayer. I would ring the bell as hard as possible as we entered each temple.

Then there was the Brahman Sarova, a holy lake. We cleansed our feet in the water before entering the temple.

Here is a statue of Lord Krishna riding a chariot with Arjun (one of the five brothers in the Baghavad Gita).

There is a temple built around the site of the birthplace of the Baghavad Gita – it is said that the trees bore witness to the discourse delivered by Lord Krishna, and here they still stand to this day (some several thousand years later).

In the photo below, we visited the temple dedicated to the Goddess of Learning and Science – the lion was an entrance to a shrine.

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