Photo Documentary: Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra is a city in the state of Haryana, India. It is also known as Dharmakshetra (“Holy Place”). It is also known as the “Land of Bhavad Gita”. Kurukshetra lies at distance of 160 km from New Delhi and about 80 km from Chandigarh.
 
According to the Puranas, Kurukshetra is a region named after King Kuru, the ancestor of Kauravas and Pandavas, as depicted in epic Mahabharata. The importance of the place is attributed to the fact that the Kurukshetra War of the Mahabharata was fought on this land and the Bhagavad Gita was preached here during the war when Lord Krishna found Arjuna in a terrible dilemma.
In most ancient Hindu texts, Kurukshetra is not a city but a region (“kshetra” meaning “region” in Sanskrit). The boundaries of Kurukshetra correspond roughly to the central and western parts of state of Haryana and southern Punjab. Thus according to the Taittiriya Aranyaka 5.1.1., the Kurukshetra region is south of Turghna (Srughna/Sugh in Sirhind, Punjab), north of Khandava (Delhi and Mewat region), east of Maru (desert) and west of Parin.
 (Wikipedia)

 


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