Birla Gita Mandir, is an elegant piece of architecture,
situated 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 beauty of Kurukshetra. Birla Gita Mandir
was built by late Shri Jugal Kishore Birla in 1952.
A large 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 placed in the garden.
There is a popular 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 children 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 enthusiasm at the temple.
Where To Stay
There is a dharamshala within the temple complex.