International Gita Mahotsav to be organised in Kurukshetra, Haryana

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International Gita Mahotsav to be organised

International Gita Mahotsav will be held from November 19 to December 6, 2022 in Kurukshetra, Haryana.

Important facts

  • President Draupadi Murmu will formally inaugurate the main programs at the Geeta Yagya at Brahma Sarovar in Kurukshetra on November 29.

  • She will also inaugurate a three-day International Gita Seminar at Kurukshetra University on the same day.

  • In this seminar, renowned international and national scholars of Shrimadbhagwadgita and researchers from India and abroad will present their research papers on 'world peace and harmony'.

  • Saras and Craft Mela will also be organized from 19th November to 6th December.

  • Sculptors from across the country have created 21 special stone sculptures based on Mahabharata and Gita. Various artisans will display their talents in this.

  • A special pavilion has been set up by the Government of Madhya Pradesh at Purushottampura Bagh, Brahmasarovar, which highlights the culture, crafts and food of the state.

  • 'Gita Sthali' Kurukshetra is a confluence of faith and tourism. Recently the grand form of Lord Krishna was unveiled at Jyotisar.

About International Gita Mahotsav

  • Haryana Government has been celebrating Gita Mahotsav festival since the year 1989 in Kurukshetra town in collaboration with Kurukshetra Development Board.

  • In the year 2016, the Haryana government decided to celebrate the festival of Gita Jayanti as International Gita Mahotsav.

  • Thereafter, in the years 2017, 2018 and 2019, International Gita Mahotsav was organised in Kurukshetra.

  • In this festival of the year 2022, Nepal will be the partner country and Madhya Pradesh will be the partner state.

About Kurukshetra

  • Kurukshetra is a city and administrative headquarter of Kurukshetra district in the Indian state of Haryana. 

  • It is also known as 'Dharmakshetra' and as the "Land of the Bhagavad Gita".

  • It is believed that the Kurukshetra war of Mahabharata took place here.

  • Thaneshwar whose urban area is merged with Kurukshetra is a pilgrimage center with many places said to be related to the Mahabharata.

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