In Hindu mythology, Khatu Shyam Ji is a name of Barbarika, son of Ghatotkacha and grandson of Bhima (one of the Pandava). barbarika He was the son of Ghatotkacha and Maurvi. He was originally a yaksha but then later was reborn as a man. He had a principle of always fighting on the losing side. He didn’t take part in the battle of Mahabharata. He is worshipped immensely in Rajasthan as Khatushyamji. He made big sacrifices to ensure the victory Pandavas who were his grandfathers. In return he was blessed with a boon by Krishna. He decapitated himself and in return asked Krishna to place his head somewhere high from where he could easily witness the complete war.
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It is described that there are three aspects of the Supreme that must... that he would be known by own name (Shyam) and worshipped in the Kaliyuga period. Lord Krishna announced that Barbarika's devotees would be blessed just by pronouncing his name from the bottom of their hearts. Their wishes would be granted and troubles removed if they worship Khatu Shyamji (Barbarika) with a true piety.
Khatu Shyam Ji Mandir is located in the Sikar district in the state of Rajasthan, at a distance of 48 km from Sikar and 300 km from Delhi. It is one of the most famous pilgrim centres of Rajasthan.
Khatu Shyam temple has a majestic architecture. The outside prayer hall called as Jagmohan has its walls intricately painted, which represent many mythological pictures.Lime mortar, white marble and beautiful tiles have been used to construct this temple. The jalousie of the shrine is beautifully covered with silver sheets. The entrance and exit jalousie are made of marble and feature very beautiful ornamental floral designs.
The most famous Falgun Mela is held on Khatu Shyam Ji Temple every year. Khatu Shyam Ji Falgun Fair is 5 days on the occasion of Falguna or Phalguna Ekadashi also known as Amalaki Ekadashi.
Another important festival on Nirjala Ekadasi day. The festival which attracts more than 10 million devotees is yearly held during the period of the Shukla Paksha Dasami, Ekadasi, and Dwadashi of Phalguna month.
The fair held here is an exception of vitality, crowd, and resplendence. The shops are very beautifully decorated and various cultural shows and sweet tidbits are available for the visitors.
Bathing in the Shyam Kund:
This is the holy pond near the temple. It is believed that a dip in this pond healing a person of disease and brings good health. Filled with holy fervour, people take ritual dips in the Shyam Kund. Bathing during the annual Phalguna Mela festival is perceived especially fruitful.
Types of Aarti It is a Hindu religious ritual of worshipperformed 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 time of make-up of Baba Shyam. At this time, His idol is grandly ornamented.
Bhog Aarti: It is performed at noon when the bhog (Prasadam) is served to the Lord.
Sandhya Aarti: It is performed in the evening, at sunset.
Sayana Aarti: It is performed in the night before the temple is closed.
Two special hymns, the Shri Shyam Aarti, and the Shri Shyam Baba Vinti, are chanted on all these occasions. The Shri Shyam mantra is another litany of the Lord`s names that is chanted by devotees.
Types of Aarti: Mangala Aarti, Shringaar Aarti, Bhog Aarti, Sandhya Aarti, Sayana Aarti
Entry Fee: Free
Photography Charges: Not allowed in prayer hall