ISKCON Kurukshetra

16 Places to Visit & Celebrate in Kurukshetra – Kurukshetra Tourism

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Kurukshetra, the Land of Mahabharata, the Land of Dharma, is a wonderful place for visiting and celebrations. Below we discuss various locations one can visit in Kurukshetra, why we should visit Kurukshetra and the various events that happen all year around in Kurukshetra.

Locations and Attractions in Kurukshetra

There are many places and attractions you can visit in the Kurukshetra. Below you can find the list of venues you should visit in the order of visiting :

Gita Sthali - Jyotisar Kurukshetra

Jyotisar is known as the birthplace of the Bhagavad Gita. Lord Krishna delivered the message of the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna at this very place. The word "Jyotisar" is derived from two Sanskrit words: "Jyoti" meaning light and "Sar" meaning essence. Therefore, Jyotisar is considered to be the place where the essence of the Bhagavad Gita was delivered bringing people to light from darkness.

There is a banyan tree in Jyotisar which is one of the descendent of the tree under which Lord Krishna and Arjuna sat during the discussion of the Bhagavad Gita. The tree is a sacred site and a place of pilgrimage.

In Jyotisar, there is also many Dharamshalas (rest house) where visitors can stay during their pilgrimage. The place is also equipped with other facilities such as a meditation hall, a library, and a vegetarian restaurant.

Visiting Jyotisar is considered to be a highly auspicious and spiritual experience. Many visitors come to this place to seek blessings and enlightenment. It is a must-visit place for anyone who wants to explore the spiritual and historical significance of Kurukshetra.

Outdoor Lights and Sound show

There is a water laser show at Brahma Sarovar in Kurukshetra, but there is no information about a light and sound show related to the Mahabharata.

Sri Sri Krishna Arjuna Grand Chariot Temple - And Cultural Centre

Just next to Jyotisar’s Gita Sthali massive Krishna Arjuna temple is under construction. This temple complex has many interesting and fascinating places and things to witness, check out below :

Cultural Centre - For Revival of Vedic Cuture

This Krishna Arjuna temple boasts a massive cultural centre for Vedic study located in Kurukshetra, India. The centre offers a variety of programs related to Vedic culture, including lectures, workshops, and courses. Visitors can learn about the rich history and traditions of Vedic culture, as well as its relevance in the modern world. The cultural centre is definitely worth a visit while in Kurukshetra.

Majestic Deities of Sri Krishna Arjuna

If you visit ISKCON Kurukshetra, you will have the opportunity to behold the deities of Krishna Arjuna. Additionally, the temple has a large hall that can accommodate 1000’s of people. The beauty of the temple is sure to capture your heart.

Indoor Lights and Sound show

The light show at Krishna Arjuna temple can be seen anytime in the day. This light show depicts incidents of Mahabharata in a heart rendering way, pilgrims will be enlivened to witness the majestic light and sound show.


ISKCON Kurukshetra has a goshala where cows are protected and well taken care of. Devotees can visit the goshala and have the opportunity to feed the cows, which is considered a pious act in Hinduism. Cow protection is an important aspect of Hindu culture, and visiting the goshala can be a fulfilling and spiritually uplifting experience.

Govindas Restaurant

If you're looking for a restaurant that serves satvik food, you may want to try Govindas Restaurant in Kurukshetra. They offer a variety of pure vegetarian snacks and sweets, and are known for their high quality food.

Matchless Gift Shop

If you are interested in purchasing Gita, Vedic literature, photos of Kurukshetra, photos of Krishna, photos of Arjuna, Srimad Bhagavatam, tilaka, or other related items, you may want to visit the Matchless Gift Shop located in Iskcon Kurukshetra.

Sri Bhishma Dev Kund

Bhishma Kund is a holy pond located in Kurukshetra, this kund was created by the arrows of Bhishma, great warrior and Grandfather of Pandavas. Bhishma Dev, when he was mortally wounded during the Kurukshetra War, had laid down on a bed of arrows at this spot and had asked for water. In response to his request, Arjuna shot an arrow into the ground, which resulted in the creation of this holy pond. It is believed that taking a dip in this pond can wash away one's sins and bring spiritual enlightenment.

Sri Sri Radha Radha Kanta Temple - Main Bazar

If you happen to be in Kurukshetra, be sure to visit the Radha Radha Kanta temple located in Main Bazar. There, you can enjoy kirtans, prasadam, and bhagavat katha, which will surely bring you a sense of bliss and spiritual fulfillment.

Sri Krishna Museum

The Sri Krishna Museum is located in Kurukshetra and is one of the many holy places to visit. It showcases various artifacts and exhibits related to Lord Krishna and his life. Visitors can learn about the rich cultural and historical significance of Lord Krishna's life and teachings. It is definitely worth a visit while in Kurukshetra.

Brahma Sarovar - Asia’s Biggest Fresh Water Lake

Brahma Sarovar is a holy place located in Kurukshetra, India. It is the Asia’s biggest fresh water lake. You will be mesmerised by the sight of the lake.

Surrounded by steps on all sides and is considered to be one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus. It is believed that taking a dip in the Sarovar during the month of Kartik (October/November) can wash away one's sins and bring salvation.

The Sarovar is also surrounded by several temples and ghats where devotees can offer their prayers and perform rituals.

Sri Sri Radha Krishna Milan Mandir - Brahma Sarovar

If you visit Brahma Sarovar, you may want to also visit the Gaudiya Matha. It is a beautiful temple located on a hilly area, and houses the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Milan Mandir. You will love it!

Kurukshetra University

Kurukshetra University is a massive university in the Central Kurukshetra, that runs a variety of courses including Btech, Medical, and Arts. Thousands of students study there, and many colleges are affiliated by this university. The atmosphere is vibrant and lively.

Sri Bhadra Kali Temple

Sri Debikoop Bhadrakali Shaktipeeth Temple in Kurukshetra is a significant temple to visit. It is believed that Jada Bharata, an devotee of Vishnu, was saved here when some debauchees tried to kill him. Sri Mahaprabhu also visited this temple. It is a sacred place connected with Lord Vishnu and a must-visit temple in Kurukshetra.

Like Brahma sarovar , jyotisar,  Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple , Sannihit Sarovar , Srikrishna Museum and many more holy place to visit.

There are many temples here like Shri Sarveshwar Mahadev Temple, Street Harihar Temple , Shree Laxmi Narayan Temple , Shri Debikoop Bhadrakali Shaktipeeth Temple and many more.

Advantages of Celebrating in Kurukshetra

It’s is a holy place

It is here on this holy land  Bhagwad Gita were gifted to us. Kurukshetra is a prominent historical place. It is a place where Lord Shri Krishna delivered  his Bhagwad Gita preaching to Arjuna and also left for us all the good lessons that we have to imbibe while living purposeful life.

Bhagavad-gita originated from this place

The Bhagavad Gita was spoken by Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, to His friend Arjuna on the holy land of Kurukshtra around five thousand years ago. The Gita has a very unique position in the world as it is the only book that contains directly the actual words spoken by the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Auspicious events must happen in auspicious places

What can be more auspicious than Kurukshetra, where Gita was spoken. Any thing that will begin in Kurukshetra will come out auspicious for everyone.

By visiting Kurukshetra we can enjoy numbers of programs conducted by the Temple community.

ISKCON Temple runs many festivals all over the year in Kurukshetra, when you are in Kurukshetra, make sure to check out ISKCON temple for celebrations and festivities,

See you in Kurukshetra!


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