Brahma Sarovar Thanesar
About Brahma Sarovar
Brahma Sarovar is one of Asia's largest man-made pond. It is 3600 ft long, 1500 ft broad and 45 ft deep. Brahma stands for Lord Brahma, the creator of universe in Hinduism, and Sarovar in Hindi means 'pond'. The pond is named such because myths say that Lord Brahma created the universe from the land of Kurukshetra, after performing a huge yagya. Being sacred to Hinduism, the Brahma Sarovar is worshipped twice a day, at sunrise and sunset. There is also a beautiful temple that stands inside the water, accessible by a concrete bridge. A giant black stone chariot of Lord Krishna and Arjuna is located in its premises. The ghats of the sarovar are named after the most prominent characters of the Mahabharat.
This pond is the most beautiful and breathtaking site in Kurukshetra city. Visitors love to spend time here watching the sunset with its reddish-golden reflection in water.
On any solar eclipse, millions of people from all over the country come here to take a holy dip in the pond to pray to the Sun God, as it is believed that this ritual gives you as many blessings as you get by performing an Ashvamedh Yajna. Brahma Sarovar also hosts Geeta Jayanti celebration every year, which is usually a seven days festival, to celebrate the birth of Bhagavad Geeta. Danceperformances, dramas, competitions, social campaigns, exhibitions, sacred ceremonies, etc. are organized throughout the week. Artisans from entire country visit and put their stalls around the pond. This place is too colourful and lively during the festival that people visit multiple times to see various performances, shop handicrafts and eat cuisines from various states.
It lies at a distance of 6 km from Pipli and has two bus stands. It can be reached easily by hiring an auto rickshaw or a taxi.