Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = Kurukshetra
type = city
latd = 30.00 | longd = 76.45
state_name = Haryana
district = Kurukshetra
website = http://kurukshetra.nic.in
footnotes = [http://kurukshetra.nic.in/general/location.htm]
Hindi: कुरुक्षेत्र) is the name of a cityin Kurukshetra Districtof the Indian state of Haryanaहरियाणा. The name literally means "Land of the Kaurava" after the Kuru clan. It is supposed to be the site of the Kurukshetra war, described in the Mahabharata. Kurukshetra is of great importance in Hinduismas this is where the Bhagavad Gitawas taught to Arjuna on the battle field, just before the great battle [ [http://kurukshetra.nic.in/history/history.htm History of Kurukhsetra] ] . Rashtrakavi Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar'had written a poem by the name of "Kurukshetra". Thanesaror Sthaneswar, a historical town is located adjacent to what is now newly created Kurukshetra city. Local hearsay identifies the legendary "Kurukshetra" with a nearby obscure hamlet, and with the active abetment of the state government, it is presently experiencing a tourist boom.
A few kilometeres from Kurukshetra is the village known as "Amin", where there are remnants of a fort and it is said to be
In some ancient Hindu texts, the boundaries of Kurukshetra correspond roughly to the state of Haryana. Thus according to the
Taittiriya Aranyaka5.1.1., the Kurukshetra region is south of Turghna( Srughna/ Sughin Sirhind, Punjab), north of Khandava(Delhi and Mewatregion), east of Maru (=desert) and west of Parin. [ [http://www.omilosmeleton.gr/english/documents/VedicEvidenceforAMT.pdf Agarwal, Vishal: Is There Vedic Evidence for the Indo-Aryan Immigration to India?] (
Kurukshetra University: Imparts various courses including professional courses like MCA, MBA.
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra
Places of interest
Brahma Sarovar: Every year lakhs of people come to take holy bath at Brahma Sarovar on the occasion of "Somavati Amavasya" (Sacred No-Moon Day that happens on a Monday).
Jyotisar: The famous site where Bhagavad Gitawas delivered to Arjuna
* Krishna Museum: Have some historical artifacts, paintings depicting Mahabharata war.
* Science Museum: Nice science museum esp for children. Also a 15 mins 3-D movie is shows there.
* Bhishma Kund at Naraktari: The place where Arjun shot an arrow towards earth to quench Bhisma Pitamah thirst.
* Saraswati Forest Reserve: It is a large reserved forest area with rich flora and fauna in Kurukshetra district.
* Sheikh-Chilli ka makbara (tomb): This monument is maintained by ASI. It's a nice and well maintained monument which was built during Mughal period in remembrance of Sufi Saint Sheikh Chilli, believed to be spiritual teacher of Mughal Prince,
* Sthaneshwar Mahadev
* Kamal Nabhi
* Bhadrakali Mandir
* Birla Mandir
* Chhati Path Shahi Gurudwara
* Ban Ganga
* The Deputy Commissioner, an officer belonging to the
Indian Administrative Service, is the overall in-charge of the General Administration in the district. He is assisted by a number of officers belonging to Haryana Civil Service and other Haryana state services.
* The Superintendent of Police, an officer belonging to the
Indian Police Service, is responsible for maintaining Law & Order and related issues in the district. He is assisted by the officers of the Haryana Police Service and other Haryana Police officials.
* The Deputy Conservator of Forests, an officer belonging to the
Indian Forest Service, is responsible for the management of the Forests, Environment and Wild-Life in the district. He is assisted by the officers of the Haryana Forest Service and other Haryana Forest officials and Haryana Wild-Life officials.
* Sectoral development is looked after by the district head/officer of each development department such as PWD, Health, Education, Agriculture, Animal husbandry, etc. These officers are from various Haryana state services.
Shahbadand Ladwaare other towns in the district with a significant population
* [http://kurukshetra.nic.in/home.htm Official website]
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