In the very first verse of Bhagwad-Gita (धर्मक्षेत्रे
कुरुक्षेत्रे समवेता युयुत्सवः | मामकाः पाण्डवाश्चैव किम् अकुर्वत संजय ||),
is described as DHARAMKSHETRA i.e. 'Region of righteousness'. Kurukshetra is a
place of great historical and religious importance, revered all over the country
for its sacred association with the Vedas and the Vedic Culture. It was here
that the battle of Mahabharat was fought and Lord Krishna preached His
Philosophy of 'KARMA' as enshrined in the Holy Bhagwad-Gita, to Arjuna at
Jyotisar. According to Hindu mythology, the Kurukshetra is spread over, a
circuit of about 48 KOS which includes a large number of holy places, temples
and Sacred tanks connected with the religious events/rituals, Mahabharat War and
Kurus, the ancestor of Kouravas and Pandavs. Kurukshetra is intimately
related to the Aryan civilization and its growth all along the sacred river
It is believed that all the holy waters of all sacred rivers flow/converge into Kurukshetra's Sannehit Sarovar, at the time of Somavati Amavasya & Solar eclipse. It is believed that those who visit this area reside here, take bath in the tanks, or die in Kurukshetra go to heaven after death. The Mahabharata states that one who dies at Kurukshetra attains salvation after death. It is said that the Almighty God after having perfomed, divine, yajnas created the universe here.
It is the land where the sage Manu penned his 'Manusmriti' and where learned 'rishis' compiled the Rig Veda and Sama Veda.Kurukshetra is named after King Kuru, who also performed a supreme sacrifice to bring prosperity to the land and his people.
ग्रह नक्षत्र ताराणां कालेन पतनाम् ò
कुरुक्षेत्रे मृताणां च पतन नैव विद्यते òò
The planets constellations and stars are subject to the danger of falling down from the sky, but those who die in Kurukshetra (कुरुक्षेत्र) have no fall on earth, ie they would not be born again.
"Come one and come all to have a glimpse of the sacred land of eternal bliss and to personally feel its religious and celestial, fervor, heritage and ambience."