Birla Gita Mandir
: Kurukshetra, Haryana
: Jugal Kishore Birla
: 1952 AD
: Krishna Janamashtami
Gita Mandir, is an stylish piece of structural design, located on the Pehowa Road diagonally across Yatri Nivas, two and half kilometres from the railway station, north of Brahma Sarovar. Enhancing the beauty of Kurukshetra. The temple, made up of white marble enhances the loveliness of Kurukshetra. Birla Gita Mandir was built by late Shri Jugal Kishore Birla in 1952.
A big sized marble chariot is installed in the garden. The chariot drawn by four horses has Lord Krishna and Arjun seated on it with one couplet from each of the 18 chapters of Gita inscribed on all sides. A 'Gaj Ghanta' made of white marble has also been positioned in the garden.
There is a well-liked fable according to which a Titu bird had laid her eggs in the fields where the Mahabharat was fought and was worried about the safety of her kids when she noticed the movements of the elephants. She prayed to God and a bell broke from the neck of an elephant and fell over the nest making it secure during the 18-day war of Mahabharata.
Besides the idol of Lord Krishna, the main hall has portraits of Guru Nanak, Guru Gobind, Sant Ravi Dass, Guru Teg Bahadur, Ved Vyas and Tulsi Das along with their sayings.
Janmashtami is celebrated with great pomp and passion at the temple.
Where To Stay
There is a dharamshala within the temple complex.