14.5/5(12 Ratings)

Jyotisar Overview

Ranked 7 of 91 sightseeing in Kurukshetra

Jyotisar is the place where the sacred book of Bhagwad Gita originated. It is located at a distance of 12 km from the region of Kurukshetra on the Pehowa Road. The name Jyotisar derives its name from the Hindi words, 'Jyoti’ meaning ‘light’ and 'Sar’ meaning ‘the core meaning’.

This revered site of Kurukshetra has a holy Banyan tree, which is considered as the offshoot of the Banyan tree under which Lord Krishna preached Arjuna about Bhagavad Gita, which is the doctrine of Karma and Dharma. According to legend, Lord Krishna revealed his Virat Rupa or Universal Form at this place.


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Jyotisar is beautiful place

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16th Dec 17

Kyotisar teerath around 8 km from Kurukshetra city

Kyotisar teerath around 8 km from Kurukshetra city  Video Review


Shiven Aerohawk
19th Nov 16

Nice place to visit

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19th Nov 16

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Ashwani kumar Gaur

Ashwani kumar Gaur5.0/5

12 reviews

This place has something

If Kurukshetra is described a garland, Jyotisar is an important bead. This place offers eternal peace, however, before reaching this it is advisable to visit Shri Krishna Museum and Panorama, which are on the way. This give a background note, the best time to visit Kurukshetra is between 10th to 20th of December, when Gita Jayanti Samaroh is organized.

Saikrupa Nalkur

Saikrupa Nalkur4.6/5

8 reviews

Wonderful place

Can spend at least half a day, avoid rainy season as there's ample open space here. You can also plan a visit in the late hours of the evening as there is a Light and sound show that takes you through the beautiful pages of Indian mythology and the Geeta Bodha by Lord Krishna to Arjuna. There are not many good hotels in the vicinity, so not advisable to stay here overnight.

Mukul Arora

Mukul Arora3.9/5

80 reviews

Ancient tree is seen

This is the place where Lord Krishna has given the holy message to Lord Arjuna under a Banyan tree called as Vat Vriksh. By seeing that tree we can easily estimate its age. It is thousand of years old and its roots goes down the earth and again formed a new tree. And at this place light and sound show also happen, which depicts the summary of Mahabharata.

Johny Mittal

Johny Mittal5.0/5

4 reviews

Too much fun

It is a very good place, I have ever seen in my life. Here the service very good. The gardens are properly cleaned. All the places contains A/C facility. I liked the hall also it was fully decorated with lights.

Keshav Kumar

Keshav Kumar4.3/5

5 reviews

Nice religious place

This is holy place famous for Mahabharta. This place is very nice and a lot space running here and there and you can come to this place and enjoy the peace.

Priya Saha

Priya Saha3.9/5

6 reviews

People go here with religious sentiments

Geeta updesha was given to Arjuna here. It is 15 km from 9 planet. A must go place in Kurukshetra. People go here with religious sentiments as it is believed that Lord Krishna gave the updesha to Arjuna here, under the peepal tree which is still here.


A S4.3/5

453 reviews

Blast from the past

Jyotisar is said to be a place from where Lord Shri Krishna explained the whole Gita to Arjun before the epic battle in Mahabharata. As soon as you enter there is a small Krishna temple under a hundred year old tree. There are also imprints of Lord Krishna's foot made out of cement with all the elements which is believed to be there on his feet. Right behind this temple is a huge water body which once witnessed the the epic battle.

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