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Kurukshetra - The Land of Song Divine (Travel Guide)

Kurukshetra - The Land of Song Divine (Travel Guide)
$29.00
Item Code: NAO871
Author: Swati Mitra
Publisher: Eicher Goodearth Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2017
ISBN: 9789380262925
Pages: 96 (Throughout Color Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 9.0 inch X 5.0 inch
weight of the book: 165 gms
About The Book

Kurukshetra Travel Guide introduces the reader to the rich spiritual, religious and archaeological heritage of this ancient city in the northern Indian state of Haryana. This is the land where the famous battle of the Mahabharta was fought. In fact, Kurukshetra's Jyotisar is belieced to be the place whter Lord Krishna recited the Bhagvad Gita to Arjuna. Moreover, the region around Kurukshetra is dotted with sites dating to the Indus Valley Civilisation.

The book cover in detail the holy sites, especially those in the city –Brahm Sarovar, Sannihit Sarovar, Bhishma Kund, Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple, Bhadrakali Temple and Jyotisar –as well as some of the other sites of religious and archaelogical importance around the city.

Kurukshetra has been a melting pot of cultures with various historical monuments like gurdwas, dargahs and masjids spread in and across the city.

Today, Kurukshetra also boasts of highly informative and well –maintained museums – Dharohar Museum, Sri Krishna Museum, Kurukshetra Panorma and Science Centre and Kalpana Chawla Memorial planetarium. The book captures the essence of Kurukshetra with detailed sections on its colourful festivals, delectable cuisine and shopping.

With over 100 stunning photographs and an up –to –date Practical Information section, the book would be the perfect companion for the intrepid tourist as well as the pilgrim.

 

Contents

 

Land & History 4
The Mahabharta 16
The Gita 20
48 Kos Yatra 22
Exploring Kurukshetra -Land of Dharma  
Brahm Sarovar 28
Sannihit Sarovar 34
Bhisma Kund 37
Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple 38
Bhadrakali Temple 40
Jyotisar 42
Other Structures 46
Museums 58
Wildlife 72
Festivals 74
Mahavharata in Art 77
Cuisine 78
Shopping 81
Around Kurukshetra  
Jogna Khera & Asthipura 82
Amin Mound 84
Saraswati Tirtha 86
Practical Information  
When to Come to India 89
Travelling to Kurukshetra 91
Where to Stay in Kurukshetra 92
Where to Eat 93
Phrase Book 96
Sample Pages




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