Nainam chhindanti shastrani nainam dahti pawakah , na chenam kledayantapo na shosayati marutah.
(The soul can’t be cut by arms and can’t burn by fire, it can’t become wet with water and air can’t dry it up.)
Mahabharata is not just a story of all the goods and bads. It is a story of their clashes and their results. It is the beginning and the aftermath. It is the division of the deserved and the unworthy. Dharma (duty) mattered no matter what! Duty is the sole purpose and one should never go against it. Karma depends on our deeds and so deeds be good! Such were the beliefs and they are still staunchly followed not just in India but also in other countries as well. Every legend from Bharata gives the same message and one such great born was Bhishma Pitamaha. Bhishma, originally named Devavrata, is one of the central pillars in the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata, who influenced the turn of events in the epic by his various acts of commission and omission. When he was on his death bed, he was in Kurukshetra and that particular area developed to be Banganga.
This place is located few kilometers away from Kurukshetra where Bhishma Pitamah had laid down on a bed of arrows. It says that, when Bhishma lay on his bed of arrows, he felt thirsty and asked for water. To fulfill his desire, Arjuna immediately shot an arrow into the ground and let loose a stream of gushing water. This is how the Bhishma Kund is believed to come into existence. This is the place where it is believed that Pitamaha Bhishma lay watching the famous battle after Arjun, created a bed of arrows for him. The place now has a temple next to a water tank called the Banganga or the Bhishma Kund. There is a legend attached to this water tank. Ban Ganga is one of the prime attractions of Kurukshetra District. It lies 5 km away from Kurukshetra-Kirmich road. A tank with images of Mahabharata heroes and a Hanuman temple can be seen at this place.
There are other twists told by people in this tale. Apparently Arjuna, the Pandava prince took an oath to kill Jaidrath who had murdered his son Abhimanyu by dusk or kill himself if he could not succeed. The Kauravas hid Jaidrath so that Arjuna would kill himself to carry out his oath. Arjuna started his search for Jaidrath and had a severe battle with the enemies. Horses were wounded and tired. At that time Arjuna stuck an arrow in the earth and a spring broke out suddenly, which is worshiped as the Ban Ganga. Lord Krishna bathed the horses, washed their wounds and helped them to satisfy their thirst. Meanwhile, Arjuna found Jaidrath and killed him.
Now the city stands proudly with its pride held high as it is one of the most important and sacred lands on Mother Earth. Baisakhi is the most celebrated day at Ban Ganga. A fair is conducted on this day. People gather and celebrate this day with a lot of colors and flowers. Everything about this place will just ask you to come visit it and we at Indian Eagle want you to say yes to your wishes. Flight fares to India are not a burden anymore and so you can check with our cheap international flights deals and book tickets to India. The nearest place to Kurukshetra can be Delhi and so you can look in for cheap flights from USA to New Delhi. Make sure you check with our customer care team and listen to their best deals that they offer you before booking any flight deal. Now is the time when you get the chance of visiting this mysteriously mythical place and see what’s more to hear about it. Best online flight deals are at your reach. Do not miss them.