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Kurukshetra pronunciation (Hindi: कुरुक्षेत्र) is the name of a city in the present-day Indian state of Haryana हरियाणा. The name literally means "Land of the Kaurava" after the Kuru clan. It is supposed to be the site of the Kurukshetra war, described in the Mahabharata. It is of great importance in Hinduism as this is where the Bhagavad Gita was taught to Arjuna on the battle field, just before the great battle. Rashtrakavi Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar' had written a poem by the name of Kurukshetra. Image File history File links Kurukshetra. ... Hindi (DevanāgarÄ«: or , IAST: , IPA:  ), an Indo-European language spoken all over India in varying degrees and extensively in northern and central India, is one of the 22 official languages of India and is used, along with English, for central government administrative purposes. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... For the town in Hoshiarpur district, see Hariana. ... The term Kaurava (Sanskrit:कौरव) is a Sanskrit term, that means a descendant of Kuru, a legendary king who is the ancestor of many of the characters of the Mahabharata. ... Combatants Pandavas led by Dhristadyumna Kauravas led by Bhishma Commanders Arjuna Bhima Yudhishthira Nakula Sahadeva Bhishma Drona Karna Duryodhana Ashwatthama Strength 7 Akshauhinis 1,530,900 soldiers 11 Akshauhinis 2,405,700 soldiers Casualties Almost Total Only 7 survivors - the five Pandavas, Krishna, and Satyaki Almost Total Only 3 survivors... For the film by Peter Brook, see The Mahabharata (1989 film). ... Bhagavad Gīta भगवद्गीता, composed ca the fifth - second centuries BC, is part of the epic poem Mahabharata, located in the Bhisma-Parva chapters 23–40. ... Ramdhari Singh Dinkar (रामधारी सिंह दिनकर) (September 23, 1908 - April 24, 1974) was an Indian Hindi poet, who is considered as one of the most important modern Hindi poets. ...

Thanesar or Sthaneswar, a historical town is located adjacent to what is now newly created Kurukshetra city. Local hearsay identifies the legendary "Kurukshetra" with a nearby obscure hamlet, and with the active abetment of the state government, it is presently experiencing a tourist boom. Thanesar is an old and historic town on the banks of the Ghaggar river in North India, located approximately 160 km northwest of Delhi. ...

A few kilometeres from Kurukshetra is the village, Amin where there are remnants of a fort and it is said to be Abhimanyu's fort. Abhimanyu (Sanskrit: अभिमन्यु, abhimanyu) is a tragic hero in the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata. ...

In some ancient Hindu texts, the boundaries of Kurukshetra correspond roughly to the state of Haryana. Thus according to the Taittiriya Aranyaka 5.1.1., the Kurukshetra region is south of Turghna (Srughna/Sugh in Sirhind, Punjab), north of Khandava (Delhi and Mewat region), east of Maru (=desert) and west of Parin.[1] To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Sirhind means head of Hindus. ... Mewat is a region of Rajasthan and Haryana states in northwestern India. ...


Educational institutes

Kurukshetra It started like this. We wanted to create a synthesis of engineering techniques, skills and thought processes.While engineers think differently from doctors and scholars, what is more important is that engineers think differently from each other as well. We decided to create a stage... nay...a battlefield for the exponents of various engineering techniques to showcase their skill, their stamina, their drive to win for what can be better for the engineering community as a whole but a test of strength, a test of character, a test of will. The name Kurukshetra practically chose itself for the event. Like any proper war there will be a lot of smaller battles. These battles are going to take place in the areas of MODELLING, DESIGN, MECHANICS, PRESENTATIONS, SOFTWARE, QUIZZES and MANAGEMENT. The mother of all batlles is going to be in ROBOTICS of course. There are not only the events where you are expected to get down and dirty, sweat and make things work;but also events where you are expected to be suave and poised and cool and calm. Kurukshetra tests not only your qualifications as an engineer it also tests your resolve to be one and your qualifications to be a representative of the engineering community to the rest of the world. The Kurukshetra University was established in 1956 as a unitary residential university and its foundation stone was laid by late Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India. ... National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, Haryana (founded a Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra) is a premier Technical Institute of the region. ...

Kurukshetra is being organized this year, from the 22nd to the 25th of January, 2008 at the hallowed grounds of CEG, Anna University, which is Asia’s largest Technical University. With quests, ranging from "OPC" to "Robotics", from "Business Plan" to "MATLAB contests”, and with a plethora of quizzes, puzzles and coding events to add spice, KURUKSHETRA 08 promises to be a true Multi-Disciplinary concoction. The winner will be the one, who not just thinks, but enjoys, as well!

Modelling opens you to a world of creativity - the chance to do a Cindrella act if you will (You ofcourse would be the Fairy Godmother!!). Take the junk given to you and fashion something useful from it and u have got it made in modelling. You think that is too easy?? fine then come up with your own product and bring it to real life. Design will test your knowledge of curves and lines. You think your a Ford in the making then head over to Kurukshetra and we will see if you measure up. You have a new design for a water powered rocket or do you swear by CAD when it comes to designing? If the answer to that is yes then you know where to be from Jan 22nd - 25th. Software is making it big in the world out there - Fact. Well our online programming contest is guaranteed to grip you and haunt you. Try it!! Or if a little B&E is what you have in mind then try our Access Denied and show the security experts who you are!! Are Robots your cup of tea? DO you have a BOT that is versatile, that can wrestle, that can race, that can find its way through a maze?? or Would u like to make one?? Then head over to CEG from 22nd to 25th of Jan next year. You think you know more about the words Bull and Bear than zoologists!! Have you been tempted to play the market but have not had the capital?? Well Dalal Street is for you then. Try our stock market simulaton event and you will swear by it for sure. If you think you have the panache, the suaveness, the skill to market your products to anyone in this world, here is your chance to do so. Sell your plans and products to our judges and walk away with pockets overflowing! Hmmm... No symposium is complete without Workshops and Guest lectures and Kurukshtra is no different. Dont miss your chance to interact with top professionals and veterans from various branches of engineering and management. Listen to the GURUS tell you what to do. Glean all you can from them for they are sure to make you a better engineer more than anything else. All work and no play makes a Jack a hebetudinous boy. We wouldnt want that now would we?!! So to spice up life we have the TREASURE HUNT. We also have ALCATARAZ (try breaking out from the hell-hole that we push you into with your brains and raw knowledge that you possess as your only tools of redemption).Get back to the basics and have some fun. Try our gaming section if the processor up there gets heated up. Well people, all we have left to say to you is "FALL TO THE MATTRESSES". The rules of engagement are: no holds barred, winner takes all. Let the Battle Begin!!!!

Places of interest

  • Brahma Sarovar: Every year lakhs of people come to take holy bath at Brahma Sarovar on the occasion of "Somavati Amavasya" (Sacred No-Moon Day that happens on a Monday).
  • Sannihit Sarovar
  • Jyotisar: The famous site where Bhagavad Gita was delivered to Arjuna
  • Krishna Museum: Have some historical artifacts, paintings depicting Mahabharata war.
  • Science Museum: Nice science museum esp for children. Also a 15 mins 3-D movie is shows there.
  • Bhishma Kund at Naraktari: The place where Arjun shot an arrow towards earth to quench Bhisma Pitamah thirst.
  • Saraswati Forest Reserve: It is a large reserved forest area with rich flora and fauna in Kurukshetra district.
  • Sheikh-Chilli ka makbara (tomb): This monument is maintained by ASI. It's a nice and well maintained monument which was built during Mughal period in remembrance of Sufi Saint Sheikh Chilli, believed to be spiritual teacher of Mughal Prince, Dara Shikoh.
  • Sthaneshwar Mahadev
  • Kamal Nabhi
  • Bhadrakali Mandir
  • Birla Mandir
  • Chhati Path Shahi Gurudwara
  • Pehowa
  • Ban Ganga

Indic religions lay emphasis on taking bath for internal and external purity. ... A lakh (Hindi/Nepali : लाख, Urdu: Ù„Ú©Ú¾, Bengali: , Telugu : లక్ష, Tamil : இலட்சம்) is a unit in the Indian numbering system, widely used both in official and other contexts in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Pakistan. ... Sannihit Sarovar Believed to be the meeting point of seven sacred Saraswatis, the sarovar, according to popular belief, contains sacred water. ... The Banyan Tree who allegedly witnessed Lord Krishna speaking the Bhagavad Gita Jyotisar is a town on Pehowa road, 5 km West from Thanesar (in Kurukshetra district). ... Bhagavad Gīta भगवद्गीता, composed ca the fifth - second centuries BC, is part of the epic poem Mahabharata, located in the Bhisma-Parva chapters 23–40. ... The Archaeological Survey of India is an Indian government agency in the Department of Culture that is responsible for archaeological studies and the preservation of cultural monuments. ... The Mughal Empire (alternative spelling Mogul, which is the origin of the word Mogul) of India was founded by Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat. ... Dara Shikoh (1615–1659) was the eldest son of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal. ... Gurudwara Navi (9th) Patshahi The ancient Sthanesvara Mahadev Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva or Mahadev, lies in Thanesar. ...

District administration

  • The Superintendent of Police, an officer belonging to the Indian Police Service, is responsible for maintaining Law & Order and related issues in the district. He is assisted by the officers of the Haryana Police Service and other Haryana Police officials.
  • The Deputy Conservator of Forests, an officer belonging to the Indian Forest Service, is responsible for the management of the Forests, Environment and Wild-Life in the district. He is assisted by the officers of the Haryana Forest Service and other Haryana Forest officials and Haryana Wild-Life officials.
  • Sectoral development is looked after by the district head/officer of each development department such as PWD, Health, Education, Agriculture, Animal husbandry, etc. These officers are from various Haryana state services.
  • Shahbad and Ladwa are other towns in the district with a significant population

The Deputy Commissioner (DC) or District Magistrate (DM) or District Collector is the head of the revenue administration of an Indian district. ... The (IAS) is one of the three All India Services of the Government of India; other two services being the Indian Police Service (IPS) and the Indian Forest Service (IFS). ... Haryana, a state of India, has nineteen administrative districts. ... A Superintendent of Police or Senior Superintendent of Police or Deputy Commissioner of Police is an officer belonging to the elite Indian Police Service. ... The Indian Police Service (IPS) is one of the three All India Services of the Government of India; other two services being the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Foreign Service (IFS). ... A Deputy Conservator of Forests or Divisional Forest Officer is an officer belonging to the elite Indian Forest Service. ... The Indian Forest Service (IFS) is one of the important All India Services of the Government of India. ... Shahbad is a city and a municipal committee in Kurukshetra district in the Indian state of Haryana. ... Ladwa is a city and a municipal committee in Kurukshetra district in the Indian state of Haryana. ...

Also See

Thanesar is an old and historic town on the banks of the Ghaggar river in North India, located approximately 160 km northwest of Delhi. ...


  1. ^ Agarwal, Vishal: Is There Vedic Evidence for the Indo-Aryan Immigration to India? (PDF)

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External links

  • Kurukshetra, The Land of the Geeta—a website of Kurukshetra, with information provided by the district administration of Kurukshetra

Coordinates: 30°00′N, 76°45′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

  • "Kurukshetra :" - The International Conference and Techno Management Festival of Anna University, Chennai.

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Kurukshetra is close to the airfields of Chandigarh and Delhi.
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