Some of the noteworthy pilgrimage tourist places of Kurukshetra District are as follows -
Brahma Sarover: The Brahma Sarover is a sacred water tank that is revered as the cradle of civilisation. It is a major centre of pilgrimage. The vicinity of the tank is marked by the presence of a number of small temples. Noteworthy among these are the small Mahadev temple (Sarveshwar Mahadev Temple) in the Sarover itself, Birla Gita Mandir, Baba Sharwannath's Temple and Haveli. It is said that the beauty of the Sarover is distinct on Amavasya night. This place is associated sacred religious beliefs.
at the Sannihit Sarover is the meeting point of the seven sacred Saraswatis. Adjacent to this holy water tank there is are small temples of Dhruv Narain, Lord Vishnu, Laxmi Narain, Lord Hanuman and Goddess Durga.
Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple: Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple at Thanesar is another holy centre of the district. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was here that the Pandavas prayed to Lord Shiva and received his blessings for victory in the battle of Mahabharata. Legend has it that the water of the tank adjoining the temple is holy. No pilgrimage of Kurukshetra is believed to be complete without a visit to this holy temple. The tank and temple lie at a short distance from Thanesar town, which gets its name from this temple. It once formed an important part of the kingdom of the King Harshavardhan of the Pushyabhuti dynasty. The architecture of the temple is regional in style and it has a domical roof.
Kamal Nabhi Temple: Adjacent the town of Thanesar there is the temple of Kamal Nabhi. Mythology has it that here Lord Brahma was born out of a Lotus that grew from the naval of Lord Vishnu. The temple here has the images of Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma.
Bhadrakali Temple: It is an ancient temple situated in the north of Thanesar town. This is one of the sacred piths which had their origin from the scattered parts of the body of Sati, wife of Lord Shiva.
Jyotisar: One of the most revered of holy centers of Kurukshetra is Jyotisar. It retains its sanctity as the birthplace of holy Bhagavad Gita. Jyotisar lies on Pehowa road, 5 kms from Kurukshetra.
Moreover, there are about 360 Tirthas of huge religious importance in Kurukshetra District. All these pilgrimage sites are worth seeing and attract visitors from far and wide.
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