Birla Gita Temple in Kurukshetra

      Birla Gita Temple was built by the late Jugal Kishore Birla. It is located quite close to Brahma Sarovar in Kurukshetra district. I took one of the lanes which was perpendicular to the northern banks of Brahma Sarovar and found this temple to my left. Like the other Birla temples at New Delhi and Vrindavan, this one too is painted maroon and beige. All the temples maintained by the Birlas are known for their high degree of cleanliness and this one was no different. It was one of the cleanest temples in the holy city.

      As I entered the temple premises, I saw a Ganesha idol, made of white marble. As I walked further, I came to an inner courtyard. This courtyard had seven white pillars on either side of the sanctum sanctorum with an idol of Hanuman on the right.

      The sanctum sanctorum had white marble idols of Krishna and Arjuna. It depicted Krishna preaching the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna, before the start of the Kurukshetra war. The walls near the altar have inscriptions from the 18 chapters of Bhagavad Gita in Sanskrit.

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