All about Kurukshetra & City Guide
Kurukshetra is an ancient and religious city where the battle of Mahabharta was fought between Kauravas and Pandvas. As per epic Mahabharata Its name Kurukshetra came into existence because it was the region and area of king Kuru who was the ancestor of Kauravas and Pandavas. "Kshetra" is word in Hindi and Sanskrit language which means region or area and Kuru is name of the king whose region was this. It is also known as "Dharmkshetra" because Lord Krishna blessed Arjun with His teachings related to "Karma Philosophy " at Jyotisar and these teachings are published as Holy Bhagwad-Gita and these teachings are the core of humanity for all human beings. Lord Krishna preached Bhagavad Gita during the battle when Arjun was feeling hesitation targeting his respectable elder relatives in Kaurva side. There are large number of holy places, temples and sacred ponds in this city which are related with the religious rituals and ceremonies. It is situated in the central and western part of Haryana and southern Punjab. Kurukshetra has its own FM radio station situated in back side of new bus stand. Main attractions of Kurukshetra are Brahma Sarovar, Sri Krishna Museum, Jyotisar Birthplace of Bhagavad Gita, Kurukshetra Panorama & Science Centre, Bhadrakali Temple, Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple, Sannihit Sarovar, Bhishma Kund, Sheikh Chehli Tomb, Kalpana Chawla Memorial Planetarium, Phalgu Tirtha, Raja Harsh Ka Tila, Rantuka Yaksh, Nishtha Fish Museum, Raja Karna Ka Kila, Pavanhrad Tirtha and Pipli Zoo. To talk about the climate of Kurukshetra, its climate is very hot in summer when the temperature rises up to 46 degree coleus and is very cold in winter when the temperature falls down to 2 degree coleus. The rainy season remains all over the month of July and August.
Kurukshetra is also famous for very old and renowned university known as Kurukshetra University. Kurukshetra University was established in year 1957. This university has a University College and National Institute of Technology inside its campus area. National institute of Technology Kurukshetra is also a very renowned engineering college and was earlier known as Regional Engineering College.