Kurukshetra (A City of Gita)
The holy city of Kurukshetra lies in the north-eastern part of Haryana and is about 160 kms north of Delhi between Karnal and Ambala. Pipli is an important road junction on the NH1 and Kurukshetra town is 6 kms from Pipli. The railway station, Kurukshetra Junction is located on main Delhi-Ambala railway line.
According to mythology, the name Kurukshetra applies to a circuit of about 128 kms, which includes a large number of holy places, temples and holy tanks, connected with the ancient Indian traditions and the Mahabharata battle. The major attraction in Kurukshetra is the Brahmsarovar, where more than one million people come from across India for holy bath during solar eclipses. There are also the remains of a Muslim fort, including the Tomb of Shaikh Chilli Jalal and Lal Masjid and a red sandstone mosque. One of the most important holy places is Jyotisar, where Lord Krishna gave the sermon of the Bhagwad Gita to Arjuna.