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Pilgrimages of Haryana

  1. Kurukshetra: Where the battle of Mahabharata was fought, where Sri Krishna gave the famous sermon of Bhagavad Gita, and also a Shakti Peetha (Kurukshetra Shakti Peetha)
  2. Pehowa: Ancient Pitrudhak Tirtha with a temple of Devi Saraswati


Kurukshetra:

Sri Krishna Devi Bhadrakali, Kurukshetra Devi Bhadrakali, Kurukshetra - An ancient pilgrimage: Kurukshetra is an ancient pilgrimage mentioned in the puranas. It is in Kurukshetra that the great battle of Mahabharata was fought between the Pandavas and the Kauravas. It is here that Sri Krishna gave the great sermon of Bhagavad Gita. Kurukshetra is also a Shakti Peetha mentioned in the Peetha Nirnaya texts.

- Battle of Mahabharata: The great battle of Mahabharata was fought in Kurukshetra between the Pandavas and the Kauravas.

- Sermon of Bhagavad Gita: The great sermon of Bhagavad Gita was given by Sri Krishna in this place before the commencement of the battle.

- Shakti Peetha: Kurukshetra is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas known as Kurukshetra Shakti Peetha. The Shakti Peetha is mentioned in the Peetha Nirnaya texts. According to legend the Gulpha (Ankle) of Devi had fallen at Kurukshetra. The Devi is known as Savitri and Bhairava is known as Sthanu. The Kurukshetra Shakti Peetha is identified with the Devi Bhadrakali temple at Kurukshetra. The Shakti Peetha is near Dwaipayan Sarovar in Kurukshetra. There is a Devi Koop (well) where the ankle of Devi fell.
(Refer to the Shakti Peetha Stotram)

- Kurukshetra is located in the Kurukshetra district of Haryana.



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Pehowa:

Devi Saraswati Pehowa - Ancient Pitrudhak Tirtha: Pehowa ia an ancient town of high religious significance dating back to the times of Mahabharata where it is referred as Pitrudhak Tirtha. Pilgrims offer "Pinda" in this sacred Tirtha which is located on the banks of the dried up Saraswati river.

- Temple of Devi Saraswati: On the bank of the Saraswati river is a temple of Devi Saraswati.

- Pehowa is located in the Kurukshetra district of Haryana.



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Pilgrimages by States:

North India: Jammu and Kashmir - Himachal Pradesh - Uttarakhand - Punjab - Haryana - Rajasthan - Uttar Pradesh

West India: Gujarat - Maharashtra

Central India: Madhya Pradesh

East India: Assam - Meghalaya - Tripura - Jharkhand - Odisha - West Bengal

South India: Karnataka - Andhra Pradesh - Telangana - Kerala - Tamil Nadu



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1. Stotras by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha - Hanuman - Gurudeva - Gayatri
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - (Lakshmi - Tulasi - Bhoomi) - Parvati
Others: Murugan - Surya - Ganga - Yamuna - Narmada - Others
Final: Vedas - Brahman

2. Pilgrimages by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - Lakshmi - (Parvati - Shakambari)
Others: Murugan - Ganga

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4. Saints: Ramakrishna - Vivekananda - Ramana - Saints

5. Sacred Geography: Forests - Mountains - Rivers - Lakes

6. Puranas: Scriptures

7. Religious Life: Stotras - Puja - Pilgrimages - Festivals - Varnashramas - Samskaras - Traditions

8. Other Aspects: Sanskrit - Arts - Music - Dance - Medicine - Architecture - Astronomy

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