Kurukshetra is the origin of Vedic civilization and the land of creation of Indian religion, philosophy, art and literature. It was here that Devraj Indra received the ashes-donation from Maharishi Dadhichi to destroy Vritrasura. Naradpuran (uttarardha) is described for Kurukshetra –
दूरस्थोऽपि कुरुक्षेत्रे गच्छामि च वसाम्यहम्। एवं यः सतत ब्रूयात्सोऽपि पापैः प्रमुच्यते।।६४.७।। तत्र वै यो वसेद्धीरः सरस्वत्यास्तटे स्थितः। तस्य ज्ञानं ब्रह्ममयं भविष्यति न संशयः।।६४.८।।
That is to say, “Whoever will go to Kurukshetra even from far away, always says this; He is freed from sins.Those who reside on the banks of Saraswati with faith, their Brahamgyan ) (ब्रह्मज्ञान) will become Brahamamaya (ब्रह्ममय) or they will have knowledge of Brahma (ब्रह्म),there is no doubt. In this regard, it is further written –
That is, gods, siddhas and sages consume Kurukshetra. By its use, man sees the Brahman and the soul. It is the sense that one attains brahmagyan and enlightenment. Mahabharata Forest Festival 83 . It is said in 5 –
The best dharmasthala named Samantpanchak is spread all over the world for five to five days. In the modern period, 48 is considered to be an extension of Kurukshetra in the S region in view of the dimension called Yojana . According to Narada Purana –
Looking at its geographical form, it shows that the region was bound by Saraswati, Drishadvati, Aapaga. In the south of which Khandavprastha means Indraprastha , in the western part is the desert. The land between Saraswati and Drishadvati was called Kurukshetra. In whose four corners were the four Yakshas (gatekeepers) distinguished. Early in Kurukshetra Brahma Yagna – altar was called , has told spanning five purposes stated him Smntptrchk is. Which means a cycle of 20 additions. Accordingly Ku Kukshetra is believed to be spread across 48 . This circumference of 48 kos of Kurukshetra in India is spread in rectangular form in Kurukshetra , Kaithal , Karnal , Jind and Panipat districts of Haryana.
According to Vamana Purana and Mahabharata, Rantuk Yaksha (near Beed Peepli) in the north-east, Arantuk Yaksha (near Behar village in Kaithal) in the west, Ramhrid Yaksha (near Ramarai in district Jind) in the south-west and Machkruk Yaksha (district in the south-east) In Panipat, near Sikh ), a clear description is found. Thus the presence of 360 pilgrimages is considered in this rectangular 48 Kos land protected by these four Yakshas. All these pilgrimages are related to the mythological terms Satyug , Tretayuga , Dwapara Yuga and historically from Mahabharata’s predecessor and later period. Every village situated on the sacred stream of this 48 Kos of Kurukshetra is associated with culture or civilization in some form or the other.
Along with being Kurukshetra from King Kuru, the story of being Dharmakshetra is also interesting. According to the Vamana Purana, there was a great king named Raksha in Somvansh at the beginning of Satyuga. With whom a son named Sanvar was born. King Sanvran married Tapti, the daughter of Surya. Subsequently, a son ‘ Kuru ‘ Raja Samvar was received from the womb of Tapti . Kuru was married to Saudamini, daughter of King Sudama. Kuru considered Yash the best . Kuru started searching for the path of fame here and there . King Kuru saw Mahapavitra Saraswati in the Dvaitavan . There are crores of shrines on its banks The king took a bath there and Prajapati went to Brahm’s Uttaravedi Samantpanchak. Those Rajarshi Kuru thought that I will make this coordinated area superfluous and will do agriculture for all the wishes here. As Vamana Purana ( 22 . 21 reads) –
Then when the king made a gold plow, tied Shankar’s ox and Yamraj’s buffalo, when he was ready to plowing, Devraj Indra reached there and said , Rajan! What are you doing ? The king said in Pratyutara that I am cultivating Ashtanga (penance , truth , forgiveness , mercy , defecation , charity , yoga and celibacy). Indra said , ” Where are the seeds ?” Thus began to ridicule. After the Kuru day seven sessions soil cultivate. Then Lord Vishnu went there to Kuru and asked him the above questions. The Kuru him Ashtanga (tenacity , truth , forgiveness , mercy , Shaw F , Dan , conveyed his intention to cultivate yoga and celibacy) and when God asked him about the seeds, he will seed your Srirangon . After this Lord Vishnu said , ” O Kuru! You plow, I sow your body parts. ”Thus, one by one, King Kuru continued to give his body parts to God and he continued to sow. Finally, when King Kuru gave his head for sowing, the Lord was pleased with the king and said that the king demanded. To which Kuru pleaded politely to Lord Vishnu and said , “Lord! The location I have plowed , it becomes Dharmakshetra. May those who bathe here and die attain greatness. Fasting ,bathing ,chanting ,haven ,donation, yagna, etc. performed here should be renewable and give great fruits and you should stay here with all the Gods. ” –
यावदेतन्मया कृष्टं धर्मक्षेत्रं तदस्तु च। स्नातानां च मृतानां च महापुण्यफलं त्विह।।वा.पु.२२.३३।।
Maharaj Kuru ran a gold plow on 48 Kos Kurukshetra land and sowed the seeds of religion. In this connection, various stories , themes and narratives are prevalent and their details are also obtained. It is the realization of the ashes of Srynawat lake Maharishi dadhichi near Indra , reunion Pururwa and Urvashi , described by him fill five pool of blood felon Kshatriyas , many narratives as Vamana avatar Public prevalent and receives mythology. It is written in Vaman Purana about Kurukshetra that the holy land of Kurukshetra was covered with dense forests in ancient times. In the Vamana Purana, there is a clear anonymity of seven forests and nine rivers situated in the Kurukshetra land. According to Vamana Purana –
श्रृणु सप्त वनानीह कुरूक्षेत्रस्य मध्यतः। येषां नामानि पुण्यानि सर्वपापहराणि च।। काम्यकं च वनं पुण्यं दितिवनं महत्। व्यासस्य च वनं पुण्यं फलकीवनमेव च ।। तथा सूर्यवनस्थानं तथा मधुवनं महत्। पुण्यं शीतवनं नाम सर्वकल्मषनाशनम् ।। (वामन पुराण-34/3-5)
Namely ‘listen about seven mines located in the middle of Kurukshetra , where the pronunciation of the name of Punyashali forests as are all destroying sin of man. There is a virtuous Kamyak forest , the great Aditi forest and Vyasa forest, and the virtuous Falakivan , similarly the Suryavan and the great Madhuvan and the winter destroying all kinds of tribulations are located. “Nine rivers have been written about –
वनान्येतानि वै सप्त नदीः श्रृणुत मे द्विजाः। सरस्वती नदी पुण्या तथा वैतरणी नदी।। आपगा च महापुण्या गंगा मंदाकिनी नदी। मधुस्रवा वासुनदी कौषिकी पापनाशिनी।। दृषद्वती महापुण्या तथा हिरण्यवती। वर्षाकालवहाः सर्वां वर्जयित्वा सरस्वतीम्।।(वा.पु.-३४.६-८)
Ie ‘after these seven forests listen now name me rivers, Punyashali Saraswati River, Styx, Mhanpunyprada Apga, Mandakini river, Mdhusrwa are Vasundi and Papanashini Koushiki and Mahapunya Drisdwati and Hirnywati. Except Saraswati, all the remaining rivers flow during the rainy season. ”
According to folk creation of poet ‘Sadhuram’ Kurukshetra 9 rivers 366 Pilgrim , 4 Chairman , 33 degrees gods , the Nath and inhabited by 84 siddhars. Among the pilgrimages of Kurukshetra are Brahmasarovar , Embodied Sarovar , Jyotisar , Prithudak Tirtha of Pehwa , Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple , Bhadrakali Temple , Phalgu and Panishwar Tirtha located at Feral (Falakivan) , Ramhrid Tirtha , Salvan Tirtha , Kapilmuni Tirtha , Aapaga Tirtha , Bastali’s Vyas Sthali Tirtha , Vriddhkedar shrine , eleven Rud ri temple , Baba Rajpuri , monk sage point , Markandeya Rishi site , Śukadeva Muni site , Arnhuk Chairman site , Kameshwar Mahadev , Pundrik shrine , Tpsthli Kaul Kpilmuni , sage Jamadagni site Jajnpur etc. mythological and religious terms Has special importance.
Phalkivan, one of the seven forests of Kurukshetra, is a place of great virtue. Presently, Phalkivan is famous for Phalgu Tirtha and Phalak Rishi mandir.