On the ‚Field of the Kurus‘ the Mahabharata war between the Pandavas and Kauravas was fought.

This region is mentioned in the Vedic scriptures as Saryanvat and as Uttaravedi, the high/elevated platform, layered in the form of a flying bird, for the sacred sacrificial fire.

Befor the Mahabharata war the area was called Samanta Panchaka. Here Parashurama eradicated the warrior caste.