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Holy Bath in Brahma Sarovar in Kurukshetra during Surya Grahan

Millions of Hindus take a holy dip the famous Brahma Sarovar at Kurukshetra in Haryana on the Surya Grahan or solar eclipse day. The Brahma Sarovar located here is a highly sacred ‘Tirth’ and it is believed that Lord Brahma began the creation process from here. Lord Krishna discussed the Bhagavad Gita with Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra and the greatest battle in epic Mahabharata also took place here.

It is widely believed that to bath in the in Brahma Sarovar in Kurukshetra is equal to performing the famous Ashwamedha Yajna or Yagam mentioned in several Hindu scriptures. During the Surya Grahan period it is a mela like atmosphere in Kurukshetra. It is also said that all the holy waters in the rivers mentioned in the Hindu scriptures flow to the Brahma Sarovar Tirth during solar eclipse.

It must be also noted that during the famous 18-day Kurukshetra battle fought in the Mahabharata, on the fourteenth day of the battle a total solar eclipse takes place, which helps Arjuna to kill Jayadratha. This happened with the blessing of Lord Krishna.

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