Sannihit Sarovar Thanesar
About Sannihit Sarovar
Sannihit Sarovar is supposed to be the confluence of the the seven holy rivers. The word sannihit means to collect. True to its meaning, the Sannihit Sarovar is believed to collect water from all the sacred rivers and tiraths, especially the seven holy rivers on the occasion of solar eclipse and Amavasya. The scriptures say that a bath in Sannihit Sarovar on no moon days and on day of eclipses earns the merit of an Ashwamedha Yagna. It is also believed that bath in the tank accompanied by prayers, donations and rituals, brings peace to the souls of the departed dear ones. Large crowd of Hindus, therefore, visit the sarovar to offer pind daan on behalf of their deceased ancestors and other loved ones. They are blessed by Lord Vishnu, who is believed to reside in the sarovar. A number of shrines dedicated to various gods and goddesses including Sri Hanuman, Lord Vishnu, Dhruv Bhagat, Goddess Durga, Lakshmi Narayan and many others are situated near the length and width of the sarovar. The sarovar is visited not only by the devout Hindus, but by Sikhs also. Kurukshetra has several gurdwaras which were built to commemorate the visits of the gurus.
Reach Kurukshetra by Rail
Kurukshetra has a well network of rail lines that connect the city with all the important towns and states of India. The nearby towns connected by rail to Kurukshetra are Pehowa, Thanesar, Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh, Ladwa, Shahbad etc. Some of the major trains reaching to Kurukshetra are Shatabdi Express, Chandigarh Janshatbdi, Himalayan Queen, Unchahar Express etc that connects the city with the major stations of New Delhi, Chandigarh, Allahabad and Shimla.
Reach Kurukshetra by Bus
Kurukshetra is connected to Delhi and Chandigarh through well- maintained roads. There is Haryana Roadways Buses and otherneighboring state and private buses that connect the city to some of the important towns and states. Private AC buses from Delhi to Kurukshetra are also available for the convenience of the tourists.
Reach Kurukshetra by Air
Chandigarh is the nearest airport to Kurukshetra which is at a distance of about 85 km. Regular taxi service is available for the tourists from the airport to the city of Kurukshetra. Besides, Delhi is also an important airport which is about 160 km from Kurukshetra that connects it to major cities in the country and abroad.
Sannihit Sarovar is also a holy water tank in Kurukshetra which is believed to be meeting place of seven sacred Saraswati rivers. The place is also supposed to be abode of Lord Vishnu and on the day of amavasya, thousands of devotees take a holy dip in the sarovar to get rid of their sins and sorrows. People from various parts of the country come here for performing the ‘pinddaan’ of their ancestors who passed away unnaturally. The place is also important because sage Dadhichi gave up his life here. The sarovar is encircled with small shrines of Dhruv Narayan, Hanuman, Lord Vishnu, LaxmiNayaran and Goddess Durga.