Kurukshetra is named after a noble king, Kuru, who renounced his kingdom and started on a pilgrimage. He came to teh bank of a holy river, Sarswati, and chose a piece of land for cultivation of ethical conducts. God Vishnu appeared and asked Kuru from where he would find the seeds, Kuru offered his limbs one by one. God Vishnu cut them and scattered them all over the field. Touched by the noble deeds of Kuru, God Vishnu declared the land to be the holiest of the holy and named it Dhramkshetra-Kurukshetra.
To visit this holy place and to have a dip in its holy tank is believed to be a pious act which has the effect of removing all previous sins. Jyotisaar is a spot in the battle ground of Mahabharata, from where Krishna gave his message to Arjuna.
Brahma Sarovar is a hug water-body -1800 feet in length and 1400 feet in breadth. At night, it sparkles under the recently laid system of lighting. Shri Krishna Museum, situated near Brahma Sarovar, is one of its first museums on Krishna them. it has a wide variety of beautiful sculptures, paintings and other artistic creations, including Kangra miniature. Chola and Nayaka periods.
The Kalpana Chawla Planetanium is the latest additions to Kurukshetra.