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Shyam Baba ka Mandir


Khatushyam temple is situated in the region of Sikar in the State of Rajasthan, at a distance of 48 km from Sikar and 300 km (approx.) west of Delhi. It is a standout amongst the most critical traveler focuses of Rajasthan. The spot got its superbness by entry of Shyam Ji.

About the Temple

In Hindu mythology, Khatushyamji is a name and sign of Barbarika, child of Ghatotkacha. Barbarika had acquired an aid from Lord Krishna that he would be known by Krishna's own particular name (Shyam) and revered in the Kaliyuga time. Krishna proclaimed that Barbarika's devotees would be honored just by affirming his name from the base of their souls. Their wishes would be allowed and inconveniences evacuated in the event that they venerate Shyamji (Barbarika) with a genuine devotion.

The temple has a glorious engineering. The outside request to God lobby named as Jagmohan has its dividers intricately painted, which delineate numerous fanciful scenes. Lime mortar, marble and tiles have been utilized as a part of developing the structure. The screens of the sanctum are flawlessly secured with silver sheets. The passage and way out doors are made of marble and highlight exceptionally lovely fancy flower designs. The reasonable held here is a special case of essentialness, group and dazzling quality. The shops are delightfully enhanced and different social appears and sweet titbits are accessible for the visitors.

Bathing in the Shyam Kund

This is the heavenly lake close to the temple from where the symbol was recovered. It is trusted that a plunge in this lake cures a man from afflictions and brings great wellbeing. Loaded with reverential enthusiasm, individuals take custom dunks in the Shyam Kund. Showering amid the yearly Phalguna Mela celebration is regarded particularly salutary.

Shyam Bagichi

A favored patio nursery close to the temple from where the blossoms are picked to be offered to the god. The immense enthusiast Lt. Aloo Singhji's Samadhi is additionally arranged in the premises.

Inimitable design of the Shrine

In the starting, the Khatu Shyam ji temple was built by Shri Roop Singh Chauhan and his wife Smt. Narmada Kanwar before 975 years. Later, in 1720 A.D., "Diwan Abhaisingh" on the summon of Jodhpur King, repaired the antiquated temple. Therefore, Khatu Shyam ji temple got its present look amid this period. The icon was protected in the Sanctorum chamber. Khatu Shyam ji temple is prosperous in its engineering wealth. Lime engines and Marble have been expansively utilized while they fabricated this temple. The screens of the Sanctum Sanctorum are secured with beautiful silver sheets outside Jagmohan (the supplication to God range). The precise estimation of the request to God lobby is 12.3 m x 4.7 m. The dividers of the temple are conscientiously painted in such a way they speak to the fabulous scenes. The section entryway and way out portal are built with marble. The outside are likewise made out of marble and characteristic ornamental blossom designed outlines. One can discover is an open-chowk before the entryway of the Khatu Shyam ji temple.

Falgun Mela at Khatu Shyam temple

Shyam temple is well thoroughly considered to be the center of trust for a huge number of genuine devotees who visit this temple throughout the year. In this way, incalculable fans come here to get the favors of Khatu Shyamji. Falgun Mela, the terrific reasonable at Khatu Shyamji temple is one of the essential jubilees of Rajasthan. The "SHISH" comes into focus on "Falgun Sudi Ekadashi" (eleventh of Shukla Paksha). Along these lines, the jubilee or reasonable is led from ninth twelfth of the Falgun month. Incalculable individuals from different parts of the nation touch base here to appreciate this blessed occasion. A large number of devotees visit Khatu Shyam ji temple amid the 4 days festivity. Exceptional arrangements are made for the meeting enthusiasts (for their nourishment and safe house) in all the Vishram Grihas and Dharamshalas. Enthusiasts sit tight in long winding lines for a considerable length of time and hours to get a second's look at the holiness.

Amid the reasonable, the whole township in addition to the temple is helped up and looks dazzling. It is trusted that devotees who come here to get the favors of Khatu Shyam ji will get free from all agonies and stresses of their lives and their wishes are all rewarded.

The Powerful Gouri Shankar Temple

The Gouri Shankar Temple is dedicated to the capable God Shiva. This temple is set in closeness to the Shyamji's temple. By tale, when the warriors of Aurangzeb (Mughal King) attempted to wreck this temple by assaulting the holy Shiva Linga with a spear, blood springs rose out from the Shiva Linga. On seeing this, the military got scared and left the temple. Guests can at present notice the smudge of the spear on the Shiva Linga.

Nishan Yatra

People trust that their goals are endorsed in the event that they offer a Nishan at the place of worship. Fundamentally, Nishan is a banner fit as a fiddle. Nishan is of a particular size that is made out of fabric. A man conveys Nishan in his grasp while he strolls the whole course from "Ringas to Khatu" (17kms). A large number of Nishans are offered at the season of Falgun Mela. Nishan is raised up on a bamboo stick.

It is additionally called Nishyan Yatra. Implies a blessed excursion to khatu shyam ji with shyam baba banners (Nishan). Almost all Devotee of shyam baba begins foot Journey from Ringus to Khatu Dham. Ringus is a town at about 19 km from Khatu Dham. Enthusiast buy Nishan and begins their excursion to khatu dham. Amid this 19 km venture, they appreciate full with Chants of shri shyam and bhajan Sandhya. Some Devotee Play with hues Gulal( dry hues) in transit. Numerous Shyam Bhaktas supply nourishment to people on foot in the shade of tents. They urge additionally to finish their voyage with full eagerness. They appreciate this event as the marriage of Khatushyamji. Individuals appreciate the Falgun mela by acquiring different things. On Dwadashi ( twelfth day of month), Bhog is being readied as Baba’s Prasad of Kheer, Churama.

Extraordinary game plans for security are made to control the group. Around 40 Lakh individuals visit in five days of this blessed mela in this little town. To quickly see Baba Shyam’s icon, a tight security is made with the assistance of bamboo wall around 10 kilometers.

About The Deity

Lord Shyamji is viewed as one and the same as the godlikeness Lord Krishna. Consequently, he is venerated in Lord Krishna structure here. Ruler Shyamji is otherwise called sheesh ke dani, khatu naresh, teenager baan dhari, lakhdatar, leley ke aswari, haare ke sahare and baba shyam. Khatu Shyam Ji's temple is a boss center point for confidence "Mtavlmbion Sanatana Dharma". Along these lines, a huge number of individuals from all over India visit this temple. The legend of this enormously mainstream Krishna temple can be followed back to the medieval Mahabharat where, Barbareek the child of extraordinary Pandav sibling Bhim and Nag Kanya (snake princess) showed his awesome warrior aptitudes that satisfied Lord Shiva who enriched his gifts as Teen Ban (three bolts) and Agni Dev (fire god ) gave him a bow, with the goal that he could overcome all the three universes.

So as to watch the acclaimed war of Mahabharat he sat towards the war zone and in the middle of his tryst with a Lord Krishna in camouflage turn into an indispensable part of the history and in this manner the incarnation of KHATU SHAMJI. The ruler requested that the youthful Barbareek penance his head for philanthropy, on the grounds that generally the triumph of pandavas would not be conceivable since he had the Teen Bans.

The kid kept up his guarantee of Sheesh Dan as a genuine Kshatriya yet in the meantime wished to watch the war and his wish was conceded. Later on, his head was covered in Khatu where the ruler had a fantasy and was roused to build a temple and spot the head in a religious way.

Till this date his devotees are honored by simply in all Samarpan. The aficionados from all around the globe visit this journey temple at the season of the mela in the Kartik month. Their commitment and conviction basically pours from their cognizant conviction. The temple today is controlled by trust and the offerings of the devotees are for the Kripa which the god offers on his adorers.

Different names of KhatuShyam


Khatushyamji's youth name was Barbarika. His mom and relatives used to call him by this name before the name Khatu Shyam ji was given by Shri Krishna.

Sheesh Ke Daani

Literally "Contributor of Head"; according to the legend related previously.

Haare Ka Sahara

Literally "Backing of the vanquished"; Upon his mom's exhort, Barbarika made plans to bolster whoever has less power and is losing. Henceforth, he is known by this name.

Baan Dhaari

Literally "Conveyor of three bolts"; Reference is to the three trustworthy bolts that he got as a help from God Shiva. These bolts were adequate to crush the entire world. The title composed underneath these three bolts is Maam Sevyam Parajitah.


Literally "The Munificent Giver"; One who never wavers to give his devotees whatever they require and request.

Leela ke Aswaar

Literally "Rider of Leela"; Being the name of his blue-hued horse. Numerous call it Neela Ghoda or "blue steed."

Khatu Naresh

Literally "The King of Khatu"; One who rules Khatu and the entire universe."

Legend And Stories

The temple of Khatu Shyam Ji is respected as a bold warrior Berbrik (Shyam Baba), the grandson of Bhima (the second of Pandava siblings). Amid his initial days, Barbarika was a fearless warrior. He aced all the contention strategies from his own mom. Amid the considerable Mahabharata fighting between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, Barbarik likewise needed to battle in the battle. In any case, the control of 3 superb bolts, that had the ability to convey the battle to an end in a tick, had Barbarik unconquerable. Following Barbarik made a promise to his mom that he would hold up the weaker group in the battle and not the respectable one, Barbarik initiated to join in the battle. Interestingly, Lord Krishna extremely understands that trounce of the Kauravas was unavoidable. Master Krishna comprehended that if, Barbarik remains in favor of Kauravas, the war will end with vulnerability on trustworthiness. In this way, Lord Krishna camouflaged himself as a Brahmin and requested that Barbarik surrender his head as a commitment (daan). Barbarik energetically surrendered his head to Lord Krishna. Thus, Lord Krishna uncovered his awesome structure to Barbarik and favored him with 2 blessed things.

At first, Barbarik's head was put on summit of a little mount from where he could watch the entire fighting. Furthermore, Lord Krishna favored Barbarik to be recalled on the world interminably. Likewise, Lord Krishan guaranteed Barbarik that amid Kaliyuga (present age), Barbarik's head will be adored by individuals for the sake of Shyam (Lord Krishna). After the fulfillment of Mahabharata battle, Barbarik's head was covered in Khatu town. Following quite a long while, a head was spotted at Khatu and was adored by a Brahmin for quite a long while. A little while later, the Khatu's sovereign had a dream that persuaded him to develop a temple at that spot and place the leader of the challenging Barbarik who is adored as Khatu Shyam Baba in the present day.

Aartis performed in Khatu Shyamji Temple

Mangala Aarti

It is performed in the early morning when the temple is opened.

Shringaar Aarti

It is performed at the season of make-up of Baba Shyam. As of now His object of worship is terrifically ornamented.

Bhog Aarti

It is performed at twelve when the bhog (Prasadam) is served to the Lord.

Sandhya Aarti

It is performed at night, at dusk.

Sayana Aarti

It is performed in the night prior to the temple is shut.

Two unique psalms, the Shri Shyam Aarti and the Shri Shyam Vinati, are droned on every one of these events. The Shri Shyam mantra is another reiteration of the Lord`s names that is droned by devotees

Rare Facts

The blessed lake close to the temple from where the Barbarik 's Shish was recovered. It is trusted that a plunge in this lake cures a man from illnesses and brings great wellbeing.



Nearest air terminal from Kahtushyam Temple is Jaipur International Airport, otherwise called Sanganeer airplane terminal. Khatu ji's mandir is around 95 KM far from sanganeer air terminal.


Closest railroad station is Ringas Junction (IRCTC Code: RGS), and its around 18.5 KM away. Reaching Khatu Shyam Ji from Ringas is simple, the minute one ventures out of railroad station, we will locate an expansive number of jeeps/taxis sitting tight for travelers. Both shared and also private jeeps are available.


Khatushyam Mandir is effectively open by means of street and train.

Temple Address

Khatu Shyam Mandir, Khatushyamji,
Sikar, Rajasthan, India,
Pincode – 332602.


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • For cures from ailments
  • For good health

Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te

Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.

Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha

Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.

Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi

Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.

Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam

Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).


  • The temple is open from 05:30 am to 01:00 pm and from 05:00 pm to 09:00 pm in Winter Season.
  • The temple is open from 04:30 am to 12:30 p.m. and from 04:00 pm to 10:00 pm in Summer Season.

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