Kurukshetra at a Glance

Kurukshetra has been described in the first verse of Shrimadbhagvadgita, in the form of Dharmakshetra Kurukshetra. Kurukshetra is a place of great historical and religious significance which is seen with reverence in all the countries due to its association with Vedas and Vedic culture. This is the land on which the battle of Mahabharata was fought and Lord Krishna gave Arjuna a fair knowledge of the philosophy of karma in the Jyotisar. According to the Hindu mythology, Kurukshetra is a vast area spread over 48 kos, which includes many pilgrimage places, temples and sacred ponds, with which many events/rituals associated with the Pandavas and the Kauravas and Mahabharata war have been related. Kurukshetra is closely related to its development with the rise of Aryan civilization and the sacred Saraswati. This is the land where Manusmriti was written by Rishi Manu and the compilation of Rigveda, Samaveda by the wise Rishis. The name of Kurukshetra was named after King Kuru.

The Kurukshetra District now comprises of four subdivisions (Thanesar,Pehowa,Shahabad & Ladwa). The total population is 9.65 Lakh, The area forming the part of Kurukshetra remained a part of Karnal District at the time of formation of Haryana State. Up to 1947, 5 districts viz. Hissar, Rohtak, Karnal, Ambala and Gurgaon existed in Haryana were the part of Punjab.Karnal District was bifurcated on January 23, 1973, and another district Kurukshetra was carved out.

Kurukshetra Police

District Police Headquarters is located near Mini Secretariat, 1rd Floor, Sector 13, Kurukshetra. There are Thirteen Police Stations included one Women Police Station, Seven Police Posts in District Kurukshetra. For timely assistance to the victims of road accidents and to ensure smooth flow of traffic on the Highway and to keep strict vigilance on the road against highway crime a Police Station Highway, Kurukshetra is established in this district on National Highway No.44, Kurukshetra.


Kurukshetra has well connected networks of road and electricity. All the villages of the District are connected by roads and all the villages have been supplied electricity since 1973. Kurukshetra is well connected with other parts of the country by Rail and Road. The broad gauge railway line of Northern Railway passes through the District and most of the trains going to South and North of India passes through the District.


Kurukshetra district is known all over the world for production of Rice, wheat and Milk.