(Last Updated on : 26/09/2017)
Kurukshetra Mela is celebrated chiefly in Kurukshetra
. The place of the Mela
adds to the holiness of the event. Kurukshetra is the land where the heavenly 'Bhagwad Gita
' is believed to have been delivered by Lord Krishna
. The place also holds the importance because famous Sage Manu
wrote Manusmriti here. The Rig Veda
and the Sama Veda
were also composed here. Apart from Lord Krishna, the land was visited by celestial personalities like Gautama Buddha
and well-known Sikh Gurus
. Fairs are held during the solar and lunar eclipses at Kurukshetra.
Celebration of Kurukshetra Mela
During the Kurukshetra Mela, devotees and pilgrims from all over India meet at Kurukshetra. A ceremony is observed by every person is to take bath in holy water of the sacred tanks - Sannihit Sarovar and Brahma Sarovar. The whole surroundings become heavenly and religious with several activities.
The weeklong Mela is celebrated with major attractions like shloka recital, dance
performances, Bhagwad Katha reading, Bhajans, Drama
s, Book Exhibitions and free Medical check-up camps. The Mela is organised by Kurukshetra Development Board, Haryana Tourism
, District Administration, North Zone Cultural Centre Patiala and Information and Public Relations Department Haryana. Many people come here for the salvation on such occasions. Kurukshetra has been the germinating ground of the essence of Hinduism
. It is one of the holy towns that have borne the imprint of Lord Krishnas footsteps.
Visiting information of Kurukshetra Mela
Kurukshetra is well connected by roads with foremost cities of Haryana. The nearest airport
is at New Delhi
. Pehowa is 14.5 kms from Kurukshetra Railway station to reach Kurukshetra.
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