Bishma Kund

India, a land of countless historical temples, is renowned for its rich spiritual heritage. We Indians hold our deities in high regard and often visit these sacred sites. Characters from the epics—Ramayana, Mahabharata, and others—are deeply revered. Have you ever heard of a unique temple in India that honors Bhishma Pitamah? If not, this write-up will introduce you to this fascinating place.

Bhishma Pitamah – The Legendary Character of the Mahabharata
Bhishma, also known as Devavrata, is the eighth son of King Shantanu and the river goddess Ganga. As the revered patriarch of the Kuru dynasty, Bhishma was a master of many disciplines. He supported the Kauravas in battle and played a pivotal role in the epic Kurukshetra war.

Bhishma Pitamaha Temple

Bhishma Kunda temple
Bhishma Temple, one of India’s hidden gems, is located in the village of Narakatari in Kurukshetra city, Haryana. This remarkable temple pays tribute to the legendary figure from the Mahabharata. According to mythology, it was here that Arjuna created a bed of arrows for Bhishma to witness the entire war of Kurukshetra.

Bishma Kund

Visitors can also see Bhishma Kund, a pond believed to have sprung forth when Arjuna shot an arrow into the ground to quench Bhishma’s thirst. Additionally, a sacred peepal tree under which Lord Krishna imparted the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna can be found in the heart of Kurukshetra, captivating spiritual seekers.

Must-See Attractions
Kurukshetra is adorned with statues of various Mahabharata characters, enchanting both spiritual enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Here are some must-visit places to enrich your trip:

  • Brahma Sarovar
  • Sri Krishna Museum
  • Bhadrakali Temple
  • Kalpana Chawla Memorial Museum
    And many

pic credit: Haryana tourism

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