The very next day, we planned to visit the famous Sthaneshwar Lord Shiva temple that is sited in the region of Kurukshetra. It is a beautiful temple with Lord Shiva as its deity. The importance of this temple is explained with the belief that the Lord Brahma himself laid the very first ‘Linga’ of Shiva at this temple.
While observing the architecture of this beautiful temple, we noticed the distinct white amla (fruit) shaped dome. The temple is bestowed with a large water body in its front that adds to the captivating view of the temple. Unlikely to other temples, a Gurudwara is laid in front of the temple that signifies the purity of place, which is being sanctified by visit of Guru Tegh Bahadur .
The place offered eternal peace with its calm environment. The morning breeze was flowing over the water that made the environment a bit cold. We all were quietly enjoying the serenity of the place.
The place is very sacred and is viewed from far with its tall pinnacle. The ‘Linga’ present at the temple is ancient and is still worshipped with extreme faith by people. None of the pilgrimage to Kurukshetra is considered to be complete if this holy place is not visited and worshipped. The adjacent holy water tank and the temple are at a short distance from the town of Thanesar , from where the temple gets its name.
The main attraction of the place is the ‘Kamal Nabhi’, which is situated adjacent to the town Thanesar. This is a holy water tank and has a sanctified mythological belief to its existence that the sacred lotus present in the tank plays adobe to the Lord Bramha and that the Lord has manifested from the navel of the lotus.
Another attraction of the place is BHISHAM KUND NARKATARI . This is the place that is considered as the site where Bhishma Pitamah of Mahabharata laid himself on the bed of arrows. The place brought us back into the historical events. We visited all these places with great enthusiasm as these are the places we have read and heard about in our epics. They hold great value to us and our history.