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Subject: Haryana, Kurukshetra, Pindara Temple, Bhuteshwar Temple, Mahabharata
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The holy Banyan Tree, which is supposed to have witnessed Krishna delivering the sermon of Bhagavad Gita

Jyotisar is a town on the Kurukshetra-Pehowa road, in the Kurukshetra district of Haryana, India. It is at this place where Krishna delivered the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna to remove his confusion and dilemma and prepared him to face stronger and greater warriors like Bhishma and Karna in the Mahabharata War.

The banyan tree under which the Bhagavad Gita was delivered still stands. [1][2]

The sacred Banyan tree at Jyotisar.
'Jyoti' means light and 'Sar' means the core meaning. Hence the name of place is a reference to the 'core meaning of light' or ultimately of God. It is one of the most revered holy sites of the holy city of Kurukshetra. A Vat (Banyan tree) stands on a raised plinth. Local traditions say that this tree is an offshoot of the holy Banyan tree under which Lord Krishna delivered the sermon of Bhagavad Gita, the doctrine of Karma and Dharma to his wavering friend Arjuna. It is here that He showed his Virat rupa (Universal form).
The Holy Peepal tree - witness to the Divine message of Sri Bhagavad Geeta by Lord Sri Krishna to Arjuna at this place during the Mahabharata war.

A marble chariot depicting Mahabharata. A restaurant and accommodation wing for pilgrims have been built and the entire area has been landscaped with flowering bushes and eucalyptus trees.

Kalpana Chawla Planetarium

The government of Haryana has built the Kalpana Chawla Planetarium in Jyotisar.[3]


  1. ^ Jyotisar Kurukshetra district website.
  2. ^
  3. ^ 29° 57' 42.42" N 76° 46' 16.12" E

External links

  • District Kurukshetra, Haryana, India

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