Kurukshetra Festival is celebrated at the Kurukshetra location in the Indian state of Haryana. This festival is celebrated to commemorate the birth of the famous and religious scripture of the Hindus Bhagavad Gita. Kurukshetra is an important religious place for Hindus. This festival is held on the 11th day of the Shukla Paksha of Margashirsha month according to the traditional lunar calendar. This festival not only celebrates the birth of Bhagavad Gita, but also pays tribute to the exciting war of Mahabharata between the Pandavas and the Kauravas.
In the Mahabharata period when Arjuna refused to fight the Kauravas. When Lord Krishna gave knowledge of the Arjuna Bhagavad Gita. This knowledge of Gita reached this earth on this day. The battle of Mahabharata was fought on Kurukshetra itself and Gita knowledge was also imparted at this place. Therefore, this place of this festival is considered auspicious. This festival is celebrated for a week. During this, millions of devotees from every state of India come to Kurukshetra to participate in this festival.
The week-long festival is organized by the Kurukshetra Development Board, Haryana Tourism, District Administration, North Zone Cultural Center, Patiala, Department of Information and Public Relations, Haryana, making this festival a grand celebration of Hinduism.