We went straight to Kurukshetra (Dharmakshetra) Haryana which had been in my bucket list since ages now. Since childhood I have been in awe of the stories that our elders have narrated about Mahabharata and somehow to be in the land where the big battle had been fought was truly a spiritual experience. It somehow instilled my belief in the epic and told me that they were not mere mythological stories but actual incidents that took place in Indian history.
The area was much more than just the battlefield. Named after the king Kuru who was the ancestor of Pandavas and Kauravas of the Bharata dynasty, this place was considered a holy land by the Hindus. It is said that people who die here in this holy land go to the heavens straight. I had a child-like fascination for the Jyotisar- the famous spot where the Bhagvad Gita was delivered to Arjuna. Though there was not much there by the way of tangible proof but in the corners of my mind and heart, I was convinced and felt fortunate to be in this land where the teachings of Gita were delivered by God Himself. But proofs could be sought in the SriKrishna Museum and the Kurukshetra Panorama and the Science Centre where the war was justified through exhibits and by the way of scientific explanations. We visited the Dharohar to have a deeper understanding of the culture and traditions of Haryana. It was situated inside the Kurukshetra University. There was so much to do and such little time. We grabbed snacks at the Kessel Mall where we came across the information about the Light and Sound Show which was a newly built attraction for the tourists and a must see, some said.
Kurukshetra | Image Resource : onlypilgrim.com
Without wasting any more time, I fetched us the tickets that promised to highlight aspects of
Gita in its show. I wished my son was old enough to understand the show and the significance of all the places we were seeing in Kurukshetra (Dharmakshetra) Haryana because I feel it is best to
inculcate Indian values early in life. I simply had to come here again the next day to go to the Brahma Sarovar for a dip in its holy waters.