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Braham Sarovar
Location Thanesar, Haryana
Coordinates  / 29.96; 76.83 29.96133,76.827908
Length 3,300 ft
Width 1,500 ft
Depth 15 ft

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Brahma Sarovar, as the name suggests, is associated with Lord Brahma, the creator of the Universe.  Taking dip in holy water of sarover during Solar Eclipse is considered equal to the merits of performing thousands of Asvamedha Yajnas. According to Local Legends this tank was first excavated by King Kuru the ancestor of Kauravs & Pandavas. Having seen its huge water body Abul-Fazl the courtier of Mughal emperor Akbar during solar eclipse has described the vast water body of this sarovar as miniature Sea.   According to the local tradition a tower was erected by Yudhistar in the island situated in the middle of sarovar as a token of his victory in the Mahabharta battle. In the same island  complex lies a ancient Draupadi kupa.   The shrine of Lord Shiva located on the northern bank of the sarovar is called Sarveshwar Mahadev. According to the tradition, the Shiva Linga was installed here by Lord Brahma himself.   Annual Gita Jyanti celebrations is held on banks of bramsarover in November-December.  Many devotees consider one prikarma of this tank equal to making one visit to all the tirth lying within the holy circuit of Kurukshetra 48 Kos



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