I am the hamlet with a hallow; an enternal lighthouse of wisdom...
Embark on a spiritual quest and be rewarded with the glorious heritage of sacred Indian thought. Jyotisar is the celebrated place where one of the most important scriptures of India, the Bhagawat Gita One of the most revered Hindu scripture; commonly referred to as the Gita for short. The teacher of the Gita is Krishna, revered by Hindus as a manifestation of the 'Divine One'. Comprising 700 verses, the Gita is the conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna (Pandava prince) taking place on the battlefield before the start of the Kurukshetra war. This scripture is often being described as a concise guide to Hindu theology and also as a practical, self-contained guide to life.
, was taught by Lord Krishna. 'Jyoti' means light and 'Sar' means the core meaning; the 'core meaning of light' (symbolic of divine wisdom) was delivered in the state of Haryana in north India. The off shoot of the banyan tree under which Lord Krishna is believed to have delivered the Gita is rooted here, and close by is a marble sculpture that has immortalised this dialogue and the milieu.
Devotees and tourists congregate at Jyotisar Temple through the year, especially during solar and lunar eclipses, the time considered auspicious for holy dips in the Brahma Sarovar Among the holiest of water tanks in India, this is a vast water body, in the centre of which stands the Sarveshwar Mahadev Temple akin to a lotus. It is believed that Lord Brahma, the Creator of the Universe, conceived the Earth here. A dip in the Sarovar, according to ancient scriptures, absolves one of all the sins. A number of temples lie in close vicinity of this holy water body, of which the prominent one is the Lakshmi Narayan Temple, distinct owing to the late 18th century architecture.
. The temple ramparts come alive at twilight everyday when the Aarti (prayer songs accompanied with bells and fire lamps) is performed. The spiritual undercurrent and the rustic delights complement each other: A walk through the seemingly endless rice and wheat fields rejuvenates the mind and the body, just like the evening prayer energises the weary soul.
The sound and light show held near the Jyotisar Temple recreates episodes from the epic Mahabharta and is a must watch. Visitors would also enjoy evening Aarti held at the temple complex. For a taste of the rustic, participate in paddy transplantation or wheat harvesting. The villagers are primarily engaged in agriculture and cattle rearing.
From Jyotisar, tourists can visit many interesting places of religious interest. A guided tour of the significant places in and around Jyotisar may include the Gurudwaras close by dedicated to Guru Hargobind Singh and Guru Gobind Singh, Sthanesvara Mahadev Temple at Thanesar (5 km away), Birla Gita Mandir, Baba Nath's Haveli, Tapovan and HUDA parks, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Kurukshetra Panorama and Science Centre, Ma Bhadra Kali Temple, Sheikh Chehli's Tomb, Harsh-ka-Tila archaeological site, Bhishma Kund and Srikrishna Museum.
Shri Krishna Museum depicts stories of Lord Krishna through sculptures, paintings of Patta Chitra, Kangra, Madhubani and Pichhva, and bronze collections of Pallava, Chola and Nayaka era.