International Conference on Green Energy and Sustainable Technologies 

(ICGEST-2023)

“Green and Sustainable Energy Systems”

05-07 January 2024 | NIT Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra at a glance

Kurukshetra is named after King Kuru, who also performed a supreme sacrifice to bring prosperity to the land and his people. It is also described as DHARMAKSHETRA, i.e., 'Region of righteousness,' as per Bhagwat Gita. It is a historical place with religious importance, revered all over the country for its sacred association with the Vedas and the Vedic Culture. Here, the battle of Mahabharat was fought, and Lord Krishna preached the Bhagwad-Gita, to Arjuna at Jyotisar. Kurukshetra includes many holy places, temples, and sacred tanks connected with religious events/rituals, the Mahabharat War, and Kurus, the ancestor of Kauravas and Pandavs. Kurukshetra is intimately related to the Aryan civilization and its growth all along the sacred river Saraswati.

It is believed that the holy waters of all sacred rivers flow/converge into Kurukshetra's Sannehit Sarovar at the time of Somavati 'Amavasya' and solar eclipse. It is believed that those who bathe in the tanks in Kurukshetra go to heaven after death. Mahabharata states that one who dies at Kurukshetra attains salvation after death.

It is the land where the sage Manu penned his 'Manusmriti' and where learned 'rishis' compiled the Rig Veda and Sama Veda.


Source of Information: Haryana Tourism Corporation Limited.  

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