The place, where it
is believed, Krishna sang the Divine Song: "The
had gone to Chandigad (Punjab) for a wedding. As we drove from
Delhi to Chandigad, we passed by a sign, which led to
Kurukshetra. I was thrilled! The reason being that I had
wished to visit the place since a very long time! But I
suppose, I was not destined to do so earlier. I believe in 'Bulaava'
which means that one cannot visit Spiritual places, until the
Deity calls one. You could say that, that, is true of any kind
of travel. You may be right…and then you may be wrong!
experience: An Indian friend who came (all the way from
Australia) with us, refused to budge from, where we had tea.
He just would not enter the pilgrimage places! I asked him for
a good reason. He had none! Anyway, on my way back from
Chandigad to Delhi and Bombay, I set foot in Kurukshetra, the
Birthplace of the Holy Geeta and the land where the great War
of Mahabharata was fought!
Vaman Puraan tells us that Lord Brahma created Man and the
Universe in Kurukshetra, where a huge water body called the Brahma
Sarovar lies. It is believed that a dip in these holy
waters, on the days of an Eclipse and Amaavasya
(Moonless night) will absolve one of sins committed. Legend
says that the Sannihit Sarovar (1 Km away from Brahma Sarovar)
was filled with holy water that flowed from Brahma's navel. I
visited the Bheeshma Kund Baan Ganga.
felt blessed when I stood on the grounds of Jyotisar, the
birthplace of the Bhagvad Geeta, the spot where the Lord of
Lords sang His Divine Song. The guide explained to me, that
that spot is the center point from where the 2 mighty armies,
stood, ready to fight. This was the crowning glory of my
Spiritual Travel. Krishna is my Ishta Devta.
have visited Mathura, the jail in which He was born. I have
walked the gardens of Vrindaavan, where everyone fell under
the spell of His magic flute. I have walked the road to
Barsaana, where RadhaRani spent her childhood! I have been in
Dwarka, where Krishna reigned as King. I have set foot on the
place where Krishna renounced His body (This place is near
Somnath Temple called Prayaas Kshetra, if I remember right)
now I was in Kurukshetra! Wow! Could not believe my luck! I
gazed upon the image of Lord Krishna and Arjuna immortalized
in marble. I stood under the banyan tree believed to be an
off-shoot of the original one. I decided to spend a few
moments there, and I stepped on to a small water body. I just
went down one step, and I slipped…I slipped again and I lay
on my side, on the step under barely 6 ins of water, fully
drenched! People rushed towards me. I was not at all hurt! I
was just laughing at the will of the Lord! It was like Krishna
was telling me: "Do you think I am going to let you go
from here, unaffected?" Touched I was! And blessed!
I visited the Sri Krishna Museum. Quite nice, really. With
objects that celebrate the theme of Lord Krishna! One of the
highlights in Kurukshetra is the Panorama Project. It is a
cylindrical structure. It has a 34ft high depiction of the
Mahabharata battlefield. The battle comes alive with special
It was beautiful! What? The Experience of having stepped back
into time. And forward, also! Now every time I read the Geeta,
I see Him a little clearer!