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The whole Mahaabhaarat sings the songs of Kuru, Kuru Vansh, Kuru Kshetra. You must be thinking who is Kuru? What is Kuru? Why is it so important? etc etc.
Kuru was a great king in the lineage of Chandramaa in Dwaapar Yug..
According to Bhavishya
Puraan, 3/3, p 276-278 Dwaapar Yug starts with the King Samvaran and his wife
Tapatee who was Soorya's daughter. He ruled for 10,000 years.
From Kuru, in his 12th generation a king was born - Prateep. The Mahaabhaarat begins from
this Prateep. Mahaabhaarat is the story of five generations - Prateep -> Shaantanu ->
Bheeshm, Chitraangad and Vichitraveerya
That is how all children were Kaurav, but only Dhritraashtra's sons were called Kaurav.
Kuru while plowing the field, Vishnu cut his body in thousands of parts and sowed them as seeds in that land. Pleased with this Vishnu asked him to ask for boons. Kuru asked for (1) that that area should be known as Kuru Kshetra only, (2) secondly, whoever dies here should go to Heaven. This was the main reason that only this area was selected for this war, so whoever fought and died here went to Heaven.
Created by Sushma Gupta On 5/27/04
Modified on 03/24/13