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The festival in Kurushetra, Haryana coincides with the Gita Jayanti, signifying the birth of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. A visit to Kurukshetra during the festival is an exhilarating and spiritual experience.
Bhagavat Gita, the holy book of the Hindus. Bhagavat Gita comprises the basic truths and declares that whatever way of life, whatever mode of Hindus 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 is the ancient holy land where the essence of Hinduism originated. Kurukshetra is also the land where the sage Manu penned his 'Manusmriti' and where learned 'rishis' compiled the Rig Veda and Sama Veda. It has been graced with the visits of Lord Krishna, the Buddha and the Sikh gurus.
Pilgrims gather to take a dip in the sacred tanks of Brahma Sarovar and Sannehit Sarovar. Week -long Bhagwad katha (presenting stories in Bhagwad Gita, sacred book of the Hindus), Shloka recital, dance, dramas and 'deep daan' at Brahma Sarovar are part of the religious festivities. Free medical camps, book exhibitions and 'bhajan' recitals in classical tradition are organized.
On the day of the Festival of Kurukshetra, people from far and wide gather to take a holy dip in the sacred tanks of Brahma Sarovar and Sannehit Sarovar. For an entire week, the Bhagwad Katha is conducted, which presents the various stories of the Bhagwad Gita. The other programs at the Kurukshetra Festival of Haryana include shloka recital, dance, dramas and deep daan (charity) at the Brahma Sarovar. Also, free medical camps, book exhibitions and bhajan recitals in classical tradition, etc. are also organized.