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Brahma Sarovar, Kurukshetra

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Brahma Sarovar is an ancient water tank sacred to Hinduism in Thanesar, in the state of Haryana in North India. Hinduism lays emphasis on taking bath for internal and external purity. Most religious sites have water tanks or sarovar in or near the temple/gurdwara. The Hindu genealogy registers at Kurukshetra, Haryana are kept here.HistoryAccording to stories of myths, Lord Brahma created the universe from the land of Kurukshetra after a huge yajna. The Brahma Sarovar here is believed to be the cradle of civilization. The sarovar is also mentioned in the eleventh century AD memoirs of Al Beruni, called ‘Kitab-ul-Hind’. The sarovar also has a mention in Mahabharata citing its use by Duryodhana to hide himself under water on the concluding day of the war.A sacred shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva stands within the sarovar, accessible by a small bridge. According to scriptures, bathing in this sarovar increases the sanctity of performing the ‘ashvamedh yajna’. The tank offers a breath-taking sight during the Gita Jayanti celebrations held in the last week of November and early December every year when there will be ‘deep daan’ and ‘aarti’. This also happens to be the time when migratory birds from distant places wing it to the sarovar. The Birla Gita Mandir and Baba Nath’s haveli and temple are the neighbouring attractions.
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  • Brahma sarovar is very clean and center of attraction for Kurkshetra. Very large and picturestic this place hold historical significance as well as healing power by taking bath in this sarovar Tourist...  more »
  • Most popular place in kurukshetra as well as most important place of mahabharat Big sarovar with clean and clear water u will only require 1 or 2 hour their .  more »
  • This Sarovar is situated in heart of city and scattered around miles and in Solar eclipse more than 10 lakh people can take a bath at a time.  more »

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