Holy Places

The Bhagavad-gita opens with the following verse:

Dhṛtarāṣṭra said: O Sañjaya, after my sons and the sons of Pāṇḍu assembled in the place of pilgrimage at Kurukṣetra, desiring to fight, what did they do? 1.1

It’s the first of 700 verses and sets the scene for the conversation between Krishna and Arjuna. What’s noted in the purport (the commentary on the verse by Srila Prabhupada) is the importance of Kuruksetra as a place of pilgrimage. Prabhupada writes - Dhṛtarā