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The holy land of Kurukshetra is described in Yajuraveda as the place of sacrifices of Devas like Indra, Vishnu and Shiva. It was known as the "Uttar-Vedi" of Brahama before Kind Kuru, the great ancestor of Kaurvas and Pandvas, carne here. According to the tradition, it lays between the old sacred rivers Saraswati and Drishadwati and was known as Brahmavarta. The beauty of this region is frequently alluded in to Vedic poetry. Kurukshetra has been a symbol of sanctity and holiness for centuries. Traditionally, its dust blown by the winds or by the feet of pilgrims :would "like a sinner of paramgati (complete communication with God). All who die here attain moksha (deliverance from taking birth again and again).