Haryana actively participates in a number of fairs and festivals that take place all over India. In fact, the state of Haryana itself is home to some of the most colorful festivals of India. The Kurukshetra Festival in Haryana is one such festival that is celebrated by both religious and non religious people. Kurukshetra, named after the renowned sage king Kuru was also the site of the Epic battle of the Mahabharata. It was here that here was a memorable conversation that took place between Sri Krishna and Arjuna, which was later written down in the holy book of the Hindus, Bhagwad Gita. The Kurukshetra Festival in Haryana takes place to mark the Gita Jayanati, or the day the Bhagwad Gita was born. It is during this time hat people visit the holy site of Kurukshetra to gain a spiritual experience.
Description of Kurukshetra Festival in Haryana
During the Kurukshetra Festival in Haryana, the pilgrims all gather to take a holy dip in the Brahma Sarovar and the Sannehit Sarovar, the waters of which are considered sacred. There are religious men telling stories from the Bhagwad Gita, the holy book of the Hindus, recital of religious shlokas as well as other celebrations such as dance and drama performances and the ‘Deep Daan’ at the Brahma Sarovar which are all a part of the religious festivities of the Kurukshetra Festival. There are also free medical camps, exhibition of books and classical Bhajan and recital programs are organized.
Time for celebrating Kurukshetra Festival in Haryana
The Kurukshetra Festival in Haryana takes place in the month of November/December.
To reach Haryana to participate in the Kurukshetra Festival, you can take a flight to Delhi or Chandigarh. Kurukshetra is also a significant railway junction and all the major railways pass through here. So is the case with buses as buses from the Haryana Roadways and other State Corporations pass through Kurukshetra.