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Shree Shyam Mandir Khatu Shyam Ji

Khatu Shyam Mandir

Shree Shyam Mandir Khatu Shyam Ji is located in the Sikar district of Rajasthan. Although Khatu Shyam Ji God has many names, he is know more than his other name “Shyam Baba, Khatu Shyam Ji, Shree Shyam Baba“. Khatu Shyam Ji is an incarnation of Lord Krishna. When Shyam Baba donated his head to Lord Krishna Ji, then Shri Krishna God has blessed Shyam Baba, the most worshiped God in KaliYuga. Crores of the people of Rajasthan are his ultimate devotees. Shyam Baba is call Khatu Shyam because Khatu Shyam Mandir Jaipur is located in Khatu Nagar of the Sikar district of Rajasthan. Lakhs of devotees come here to see Shyam Baba. His devotees believe that whatever our wishes we ask from Shyam Baba, it gets fulfill. Shyam Baba saves his devotees. That is why crores of people are his ultimate devotees.

History of Shree Shyam Mandir Khatu Shyam Ji

Khatu Shyam Mandir

The story of Khatu Shyam Baba started from the Mahabharata period. Here we would like to tell you that the real name of Shyam Baba was “Barbareek“. Barbareek was the son of Ghatotkaksha, the son of Pandu’s son Bhima. From childhood, Barbarik had all the qualities that it takes to become a great warrior. He learned the skill of fighting from his mother and Shri Krishna. Apart from this, by doing severe penance of the Mother Goddess, he got three arrows in the boon, which come back to him without any aim. These three arrows were enough to make him victorious in all three worlds.

Once he came to know that the Dharma Yudh (Mahabharata) was about to begin between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, he also expressed his desire to see this war to his mother. When Barbareek came to seek blessings from his mother for this, his mother took a promise from him. In the verse, the mother of Barbarik said that if you had to fight in this war, then you will fight the war from whichever side you lose. Then Barbarik Ji gave this promise to his mother and came to Kuruchetra to see the war.

This religious war between Pandavas and Kauravas is know as “Mahabharata”. This war was fought in Kurukshetra. Lord Krishna was on the side of the Pandavas and there were many great warriors and armies on the side of the Kauravas. When Lord Krishna saw Barbarik, he wanted to know who is this warrior who has come alone without an army and had brought only three arrows with him.

For this, Krishna Ji took the form of a Brahmin and came to Barbarik and started saying who are you, who has brought only three arrows with you, without an army. On this, Barbarik said that never doubt these three arrows. These three arrows of mine are the arrows of the target, which come back to me with their aim. These three arrows of mine can destroy the whole universe. One arrow of mine is capable of destroying an entire army.

On this matter of Barbarik, Krishna Ji wanted to take his test. For this Shri Krishna Ji and Barbarik came near a peepal tree. Then Krishna Ji told Barbarik that if it is so, then show all the leaves of this Peepal tree. On this, Barbarik accepted the challenge of Shri Krishna.

Lord Krishna pressed a peepal leaf under his feet to take on Barbarik. After this, Barbarik recited a mantra and targeted all the leaves with one of his arrows. When Barbarik’s arrow came close to Shri Krishna’s feet, then Barbarika said to Shri Krishna that a leaf is burie under your foot, please remove your foot from that leaf or else your foot may get hurt by this arrow.

After passing the examination, Shri Krishna Ji asked Barbarik on whose side he would fight in the war. Then Barbarik narrated the promise to Shri Krishna Ji which he had given to his mother and said that in this war (Mahabharata) which side looking as losing, he will fight from that side. Hearing this from Barbarik, Shri Krishna understood that in this way this crusade (Mahabharata) would never end. On this Shri Krishna Ji demanded donation from him to stop Barbarik and said that you are a very big and great warrior and I am a poor Brahmin. Please donate something to me so that I can get some help.

On this, Barbarik said what do you want Brahmin. I’ll give you whatever you want. On this Shri Krishna Ji asked Barbarik to donate his head. Barbarik said O Brahmin, I will definitely donate my head to you, but you tell me who you are. Then Shri Krishna Ji showed his true form to Barbarik. Then Barbarik folded both his hands and said to Shri Krishna that O Lord! I will surely donate my head to you, but I have one wish that I want to see this war of religions complete.

After this, on Phagun Shukla Dwadashi, Barbarik donated his head by cutting off his head at the feet of Shri Krishna. On this, Lord Krishna was please and accept the wish of Barbarika and give him a boon that in Kaliyuga you will be worship in my name and your name will remain immortal in the pages of history.

That’s why Barbarik is called “Sheesh Ke Daani“. Then Shri Krishna Ji placed the head of Barbarik at the place from where Barbarik had seen the Mahabharata with his eyes till the end. This war (Mahabharata) was fought for 18 days. After the end of the war, the Pandavas came to Barbarika and Shri Krishna and started praising their skills and said one by one that it is because of me that this war has been won. On this, Barbarik said that you have won this crusade because of Shri Krishna Ji. Then all the Pandavas realized their pride and came out of their pride and bowed down to Shri Krishna and Barbarik.

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Construction of Shree Shyam Mandir Khatu Shyam Ji

It is said that the Temple of Khatu Shyam Ji was built by Raja Roop Singh Chauhan (the ruler of Khatu village of Sikar district) and his wife Narmada Kanwar in 1027 AD.

According to the legend, King Roop Singh once saw Shyam’s head in Khatu Kund in his dream. After meeting him in the dream, he was asked to build a temple of Shyam Baba. Then Raja Roop Singh got the “Khatushyam Mandir” constructed for Shyam Baba in Khatu village. But in 1720 it was rebuild by the famous Diwan Abhay Singh.

Description of Khatu Shyam Mandir Jaipur

The construction of the Temple of Khatu Shyam Ji started in the Mahabharata period. In this temple, the head of “Shyam Baba” is install as an idol, which was found buried in the kund of Khatu village by Raja Roop Singh Chauhan, the ruler of Khatu village. The entire construction of Khatushyam Temple is done with Makrana Marble, Lime Mortar, and Tiles. This temple has a huge prayer hall, which is known as “Jagmohan Hall”. Mythological scenes are depicted on the walls of “Jagmohan Hall”. The entrance and exit gates of Khatu Shyamji Temple are also made of marble.

There is an open space just in front of the temple entrance and there is a garden nearby which we call “Shyam Bagh”. Flowers are brought from this garden to offer to Lord Khatu Shyam. The Samadhi of Alu Singh remains outside “Shyam Bagh”. To the southeast of the Khatushyam temple is the Gopinath temple and the Gaurishankar temple is also nearby. It is said about the Gaurishankar temple that some soldiers of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb wanted to destroy this temple. To destroy the Gaurishankar temple, he attacked the Shiva Lingam inside this temple with a spear. Then the stream of blood started flowing from the Shivling with the blow of the spear. Seeing such a sight, the soldiers ran away from there. Even today the spear mark is clearly visible on the lingam.

Khatu Shyam Mandir Khatu Fair

Khatu Shyam Mandir

Well, you can come for Khatu Shyam Baba Darshan in any month. But the fun that comes in the fair here never comes. The Khatu Shyam Baba fair is held in the month of Falgun, a few days before Holi. The preparations for this fair start a few days before the Gyaras of the month of Falgun. In this fair, pandals are set up for the devotees to eat and drink. Pandals are set up on both sides of the road. This fair is organized for only 5 days. In which Shyam Baba celebrates the festival of Holi with his devotees. It is the last day of the Gyaras fair of the month of Falgun.

Khatu Shyam Darshan Timings

Khatu Shyam Mandir

For the darshan of Khatu Shyam Baba, you should know the time of Darshan in the temple. Because here the time of darshan is different in summer and winter. In summer, the temple doors are open for the devotees from 4:30 am to 12.30 pm. It is open for the darshan of God from 5 pm to 9 pm. In winter, the doors of the temple remain open from 5:30 am to 1:00 pm. Open in the evening from 4:30 to 9:00.

Khatu Shyam Ji Aarti Time

The first Mangal Aarti is perform in Khatu Shyam Temple which is at 4:45 am in summer, while Mangal Aarti is perform at 5:45 in winter. Shyam Baba’s makeup is done at 7 in the morning in summertime, while in winter, Shyam Baba’s makeup is done at 8 in the morning. In the time of summer, the time of Bhog Aarti is at 12:15 PM while in winter the Bhog Aarti is performed at 12:30. In the summer season, the evening aarti takes place at 7:30 pm and in winter the evening aarti is at 6 pm. The Shayan Aarti, which takes place during the closing of the doors in summer, takes place at 10 pm, while in winter the doors are close at 9 am.

Khatu Shyam Images

How did the name Khatu Shyam get from Barbarik?

According to mythology, after the Mahabharat war, the head of Barbarik was buried in Khatu village, hence he is called Khatu Shyam Baba. It is said that once a cow was shedding milk from her breasts at the same place where Barbarika’s head was buried. Seeing this, people were surprised at this place and when this place was dug, the severed head of Barbarik was found. Then this head was handed over to a Brahmin. One day, Raja Roop Singh of Khatu Nagar got an order to build a temple in a dream and install the head of Barbarik in the temple. The Ekadashi of Kartik month was decorated in the Sheesh temple of Barbarik, which came to be known as Baba Khatu Shyam Ji since then this temple became famous.

Importance of bathing in Shyamkund

Near the temple of Khatu Shyam Ji, there is a Shyamkund which is a holy pond. It is believe that whoever takes a bath in this pool, all his diseases and defects are cure. There is a lot of recognition of taking a dip here, especially during the annual Falgun fair.

Tips For Visiting Khatu Shyam Mandir In Corona Time

  • During the Corona period, tourists cannot take Prasad, coconut, flower garland, and flag to the temple.
  • To visit Shyam Baba, it is necessary to present the Aadhar card and certificate of the Kovid vaccine dose.
  • During the Corona period, entry is not allowed to visit without a mask.
  • One has to queue for Shyam Baba Darshan.
  • It is necessary for every visitor to maintain a distance of two yards from each other in the temple premises.
  • It is necessary for all the devotees to register for Shyam Baba Darshan during the Corona period.
  • For Shyam Baba Darshan, all the devotees should leave their shoes and slippers in the car or at the place of their stay.
  • It is strictly forbidden to stay in the temple premises after having the darshan of Khatu Shyam Baba.

Khatu Shyam Ji Temple Darshan Timings

For the Khatu Shyam darshan, you should know the time of Darshan in the temple. Because here the time of darshan is different in summer and winter.
In summer, the temple doors are open for the devotees from 4:30 am to 12.30 pm. It is open for the darshan of God from 5 pm to 9 pm.
In winter, the doors of the temple remain open from 5:30 am to 1:00 pm. Open in the evening from 4:30 to 9:00.

Khatu Shyam Ji Temple/Mandir Opening & Closing Darshan Timings

In Winter Season
Morning 5.30 to Afternoon 13.00
Evening 17.00 to Night 21.00
In Summer Season
Morning 4.30 to Afternoon 12.30
Evening 16.00 to Night 22.00

Khatu Shyam Online Registration And Khatu Shyam Mandir Registration Website

https://www.khatooshyamji.com From this website link You can do KhatuShyam Online Registration, Khatu Shyam Booking Online, Khatu Shyam Ji Online Booking for Visiting and Darshan.

How To Visit Sikar Temple of Khatu Shyam Ji Darshan

Khatu Shyam Ji Mandir Distance from Jaipur

The holy Temple of Khatu Shyam Ji is located in the village of Khatu, 80 km from Jaipur in the Sikar district of Rajasthan state.

Khatu Shyam Ji Mandir Distance from Dehli

Khatu Shyam Ji Mandir is located around 257 km KM away from Delhi and Khatu Shyam Temple is about 270 KM away from New Delhi, India.

Ringas to Khatu Shyam distance

Ringas to Khatu Shyam distance is 26.5 km via NH52 and The driving distance from Ringas to Khatushyam Mandir is 18 km.

Khatu Shyam Mandir near Railway Station Name

Ringas Railway Station is the nearest to Khatu Shyam Ji ka Mandir. From where the distance of Shyam Baba’s temple is 18.5 km. From Ringas Railway Station you will get many taxis and jeeps to Khatu Shyam Mandir.

If you are going to Khatu Shyam Mandir Rajasthan by flight, then, first of all, you have to come to the International Airport of Jaipur. The distance of Khatu Shyam Ji Temple from Jaipur International Airport is 95 km.

If you are going from Delhi to By Road Khatu Shyam Mandir Khatu then it will take you 4.30 to 5 hours to reach here.

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FAQ’s

1. Who is Khatu Shyam Ji?

Khatu Shyam Ji is an incarnation of Lord Krishna. By the way, the real name of Shyam Baba is Barbarik. Due to Barbarika donating his head to Lord Krishna, Lord Krishna blessed him to be worshiped in his name in Kali Yuga.

2. What is the real name of Shyam Baba?

The real name of Shyam Baba is “Barbarik”.

3. Who build Khatu Shyam Temple?

Temple of Khatu Shyam Ji was build by Raja Roop Singh Chauhan, the ruler of Khatu village of Sikar district, and his wife Narmada Kanwar in 1027 AD.

4. When is Khatu Shyam Mela held?

The Khatu Shyam Baba fair is held in the month of Falgun, a few days before the Gyaras of the month of Falgun (Holi Festival). This fair is organize for only 5 days. It is the last day of the Gyaras fair of the month of Falgun.

5. Which railway station is closest to Khatu Shyam Mandir?

Ringas Railway Station is the nearest to Khatu Shyam Mandir.

6. Khatu Shyam Distance from Jaipur?

Khatu Shyam From Jaipur is 80 km in the Sikar district of Rajasthan state.

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