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It is here in this Village called the Jyotisar, the great Hindu Epic Geeta was spoken. It is believed that under the great Banyan tree (5000 yrs old) which stands to till this date, Lord Krishna gave enlightenment to the warrior Arjuna, which there upon came to be known as Geeta. In order to signify this a chariot stands under the Banyan Tree. There is also a Shiva Temple which is sheltered by the Banyan Tree. A light and music show is also held here in the evening every day.

Jyotisar Village is located in Kurukshetra - The ground where the great war of Mahabhatrata was held. There are around 1000 households here mainly working in the agriculture and cattle rearing fields. People speak Haryanvi and Punjabi. English and Hindi come as secondary language. Makai di roti and Sarson ki dal are the main coarse food here.

Fast Facts
» Location - Jyotisar, Kurukshetra, Haryana
»District- Kurukshetra
» Best time - October to February end
» Accomodation - Reasonably fair hotel and restaurants in the Jyotisar Village.

Famous Sites:
The Great Banyan Tree
The Great Banyan Tree
It is there, the 5000 yrs old banyan tree where the Hindu Gyandarshnam - Bhagvat Geeta was spoken. It is still revered with a number of devotess coming from all over the country to have a glimpse of it. You too should go.

Kurukshetra - The Ground of Mahabharata
If you want to see where the war of Mahabharata was held, then this is the place where you should go. Though you won't find many relics of those days here, but then its the earth of this place, people go to touch and put on their forehead.

Haryana Folk Dance
Art and Craft

Dari making, folk painting, pottery making, and wood carving are the main artifacts of Jyotisar village. Its a religious place and most of the activities carried out here are in the religious sense only.

Local People

People of Jyotisar are devotess of Lord Krishna. They devote most of their time in prayer of the Lord. There isn't much other activity involved.The Ras Leelas are the main attraction of Jyotisar.Matress making, wood carving, traditional pottey and folk painting are a part of this heritage village.Basket making and bejan making is also done here.

Tourist Attractions

There are a number of attractions in Jyotisar Village :

»Jyotisar Sarovar : Jyotisar Sarovar the place where Arjuna took a dip before getting the knowledge of Geeta. Its a religious place where people from all over the world come to take a dip during the solar and lunar eclipse.

»Geeta Updesh Temple : The place where Lord Krishna gave Prince Arjuna the Gyan Darshan of Holy Bhagvat Geeta.

» Maa Bhadrakali Shaktipeeth : The simple yet beautiful temple of Goddess Maa Bhadrakali.

»Sheikh Chillis Tomb : This tomb is in the name of the person who is supposed to be the most Stuip man on earth.

»Harsh Ka Tila - Archelogical Site : If you are interested in seeing the fossils, then this is the place to visit.

»Bhishma Kund : The God Fire howls here, a place to see the fiereness of fire.

»Srikrishan Temple : The beautiful temple of Lord Krishna.

Our Suggestions
  • Haryana has a number of places to see like the Mansa Devi Temple, Rock Garden, Sultanpur National Park, Yadvindra Gardens of Pinjore, Karna Lake Badhkal Lake , Botanical Gardens and Dr. Zakir Rose Garden.
  • Sarson da Sag and Makki Di Roti are the main delicacies of Haryana which one must try out.
  • Jyotisar is a small Village, it has a lot of historical value but then one needs to bring along any exquisite things required by them.
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