Name of Festival : Kurukshetra Festival
Major Territory of Celebration
Kurukshetra Festival is celebrated in Haryana state of India
Time of celebration (Months)
Kurukshetra Festival is celebrated in the month of December in the Kurukshetra city of Haryana.
Worship in Festival
In this day people worship the Bhagavat Gita
Kurukshetra Festival is celebrated as birth anniversary of the Srimad Bhagavat Gita. This is a Festival signifying the birth of the Srimad Bhagavat Gita .The visit to Kurukshetra during the festival is an exhilarating and spiritual experience.
Bhagavat Gita, the holy book of the Hindus comprises the basic truths and declares that whatever way of life, whatever mode of worship man has and shall adopt, so long as it is guided by an earnest desire for betterment, they are to be deemed worthy of recognition and respect.Kurukshetra, named after the great sage king Kuru, is also the site of the epic battle of Mahabharata.
It is also the land where the sage Manu penned his 'Manusmriti' and where learned 'rishis' compiled the Rig Veda and Sama Veda. It was graced with the visits of Lord Krishna, the Buddha and the Sikh gurus. On the day of the Festival , people from far and wide gather to take a holy dip in the sacred tanks of Brahma Sarovar and Sannehit Sarovar.This festival is also include shloka recital, dance, dramas and deep daan (charity) at the Brahma Sarovar