The Magic of Ghat Aarti can be seen in Haryana also!!

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क्रोध की आग को कैसे बुझाया जाए

गुरूर की मैं को कैसे मिटाया जाए।

मन को शांत करने मैं आया ब्रह्म सरोवर के तट पर,

तेरी आरती निहारी, मन शांत हुआ सारे पाप जलाकर ।

गीता के ज्ञान ने जिंदगी जीना का सही अर्थ समझाया,

कर्म कर फल का मत सोच यही पाठ पढ़ाया ।

उसके नाम में सुख है तू कर्म कमाता जा,

मन में अगर संतोष है, धरती पर स्वर्ग को पा।


A city marked with temples, sacred tanks and pilgrimage sites, Kurukshetra, is known to be the witness of the epic war between Pandavas and Kauravas as mentioned in the Mahabharata. It boasts its rich heritage and past glory in various majestic temples and holy tanks like Brahma Sarovar and Sannihit Sarovar. Named after king Kuru, an ancestor of the Pandavas and Kauravas, Kurukshetra has been a silent witness to many great events through the course of the history. It is also believed that Lord Krishna preached the Bhagwat Gita to Arjuna here.

The Shrimad Bhagavad Gita is 700 verse Holy scripture and is part of Mahabharata. The Gita is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

On the brink of a great battle between warring branches of the same family, Arjuna is suddenly overwhelmed with misgivings about the justice of killing so many people, some of whom are his friends and relatives, and expresses his qualms to Krishna, his charioteer—a combination bodyguard and court historian. Krishna’s replies to the queries/ doubts are the holy teachings about right and wrong, soul and body, karam and yoga and till today act as the guidelines for a true living to attain inner peace and satisfaction.

As a mark of remembrance of such a divine event to have occured in Kurukshetra, a 35 foot high , 45 tonne bronze statue of the moment when Lord Krishna delivered the holy message to Arjuna, has been installed near Brahm Sarovar. The chariot represents the human body. The horses represent the senses. The chariot's reins, which the charioteer uses to drive his vehicle, symbolize the human mind.

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Brahma Sarovar, as its name suggests, is a water tank in Thanesar in Haryana. It is considered sacred by the devotees. It is is believed that the divine water will heal the wounds of the soul. It has been currently renovated and equipped with modern state-of-the-art facilities. The tank has the dimensions of 3600 (length) and 1500 (breadth) having a rectangular shape. Brahma Sarovar is the most exquisite and breathtaking site in Kurukshetra. Tourists can spend hours here watching the sunset with its reddish and golden reflection in the water. This place is colourful and remains lively throughout which attracts visitors and make them visit multiple times. There are handicraft shops and a variety of cuisines from different states to feed on making it a must-visit place.

Brahma Sarovar Temple, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Mythology says that Lord Brahma used to worship Lord Shiva in this temple. During the battle of Mahabharata, temple used to get destroyed by war in the daytime and reconstructed during the night, everyday.

Most of the temple is constructed from buff sandstone along with marble in some parts. There are three entrance doors to the temple from the compound with carved floral designs at each door. A concrete arch bridge links the temple to the bank. Many people gather here for evening Aarti. Walking around the temple and listening to the chants of mantras is known to heal one's soul.

The Brahma Sarovar is worshipped twice a day during sunrise and sunset as it is sacred to the Hindus. Lord Krishna and Arjuna’s huge black stone chariot too lies within the premises of the temple.

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Gita Mahotsav is an event centered around the Bhagavad Gita, celebrated on the Shukla Ekadashi, the 11th day of the waxing moon of the Margashirsha (Agrahayan) month of the Hindu calendar. It is believed the Bhagavad Gita was revealed to Arjuna by Krishna in the battlefield of Kurukshetra.  The text is written as a third person,  narrated by Sanjaya to King Dhritarashtra as it transpired between Krishna and Arjuna. Sanjaya, the scribe of the blind King Dhritarashtra, was blessed by his guru, Ved Vyasa, with the power to remotely view the events taking place on the battlefield as they transpired.

The festival is celebrated mainly in Kurukshetra, Haryana. The venue of the festival adds to the sacredness of the event. Kurukshetra is the land where celestial song 'Bhagwad Gita' is believed to have been delivered by Lord Krishna to Arjuna. The place also holds significance as the famous sage Manu wrote Manusmriti here. The Rig Veda and the Sama Veda were also composed here. Apart from Lord Krishna, the land was visited by divine personalities like Gautama Buddha and eminent Sikh Gurus.

Special Geeta Aarti is formed at the time of Dusk where the enchanting soulful prayers fill the aura with divinity and immerse you in the name of God.

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By Air: The closest airport is at Chandigarh, about 82 kms. away.

By Rail : Kurukshetra railway station is located on main Delhi-Ambala railway line. There are direct trains from important cities to Kurukshetra. The other railhead, Ambala Cantonment is 44 kms. from Kurukshetra. Many number of trains going to north from Delhi halt at Kurukshetra.

By Road : Kurukshetra is well-connected by road. It is about 160 kms. from Delhi, 39 kms. from Karnal and 40 kms. from Ambala. It is 6 kms. from Pipli, an important road junction on the National Highway No. 1