Jyotisar is the place where the holy Jyotisar, the birthplace of Gita, is the most revered pilgrimage of Kurukshetra. The battle of Mahabharata is believed to have started from Jyotisar, where on the eve of the battle Arjuna received the eternal message of the Gita from his exponent, Lord Krishna.
It is said that Adi Shankaracharya identified this place during his Himalayan migration in the 9th century AD. In 1850 AD, the king of Kashmir built a Shiva temple in the shrine. Again in 1924, the Raja of Darbhanga erected a stone platform around the sacred banyan tree, which according to the devotees is the evidence of the Akashika i.e. Geeta Geet.
Shankaracharya of Kanchi Kama Koti Peeth in 1967. The chariot depicting the teaching of the Gita is placed on the platform facing east. In the past, the shrine may have included ancient temples, but they did not last due to the wrath of invaders in medieval times. An architectural member of one such temple from the 9th-10th century is placed on the main platform of the temple. Haryana Tourism is running light and sound shows in Hindi and English here every evening.
How to Reach:
The nearest airports are at Delhi and Chandigarh, which are connected to Kurukshetra by road and rail. Taxi services are also available from the airports. Delhi is at a distance of 160 km from Kurukshetra.
Kurukshetra railway station, also known as Kurukshetra Junction, is located on the main Delhi-Ambala railway line. Kurukshetra is well connected to all the important towns and cities of the country. Shatabdi Express stops here.
Haryana Roadways buses and other neighboring state corporation buses connect Kurukshetra with other cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and other important places. Buses connecting to Delhi (160 km), Ambala (40 km), and Karnal (39 km) are frequently available. Kurukshetra is at a distance of about 6 kilometers from Pipli, an important road junction on National Highway No. 1, popularly known as Grand trunk road.
Frequently Asked Questions About Jyotisar
Q. Why is Jyotisar famous?
A – Jyotisar is the place where the holy Jyotisar, the birthplace of Gita, is the most revered pilgrimage of Kurukshetra. The battle of Mahabharata is believed to have started from Jyotisar, where on the eve of the battle Arjuna received the eternal message of the Gita from his exponent, Lord Krishna.
Q. Where did Krishna preach to Arjuna?
A – Jyotisar is known as the place where Lord Krishna preached the Gita to Arjuna before the battle of Mahabharata.
Q. Where is Jyotisar Sarovar?
A – Jyotisar, on the banks of the Jyotisar Sarovar wetland, is one of the most revered Hindu pilgrimage sites in the holy city of Kurukshetra in the Indian state of Haryana.