Khatu Shyam Mandir, Sikar,Rajasthan

Khatu Shyam Mandir, Rajasthan: A Divine Abode of Faith and Devotion


Khatu Shyam Temple is located in Sikar ,Rajasthan. This temple is located in Khatu Village just 43 km from Sikar city. Khatu Shyam Temple is a major Hindu temple, where Lord Krishna and Barbarik are worshipped. 

In Khatu Shyam Mandir it is believed that there is the real head of Barbarik, who was a great warrior. At the behest of Lord Krishna, he cut off his head during the Kurukshetra war and offered it to him as Guru Dakshina. Later Shri Krishna blessed him to be worshiped with the name Shyam.

The Story of Khatu Shyam Temple, in Dwaparyug, Shri Krishna had given a boon to Shyam ji that in Kalyug his name would be famous as Shyam. After this, Barbarik's head was installed in Khatu Nagar (present-day Sikar district of Rajasthan state), due to which he was called Khatu Shyam Baba.

Foundation of Mandir 

The foundation of the temple was laid in 1027 AD by Roop Singh Chauhan and his wife Narmada Kanwar. Then, in 1720 AD, the temple was renovated on the instructions of Dewan Abhay Singh of Thakur, the ruler of Marwar.

According to the devotees, a cow in Khatu Nagar started flowing milk from its breasts every day. Later, during the excavation, Barbarik's head was revealed at that place, which was handed over to a Brahmin for a few days.

At Khatu Shyam Temple , every year lakhs of devotees come here and wish to fulfill their wishes.

Khatu Temple Aarti Time :- 


Aarti                         Summer            Winter

Mangala Aarti        4:30 am             5.30 am

Shrngar Aarti          08:00 am           07:00 am

Raj-Bhogh Aarti     12:00 pm            12:30 pm

Evening Aarti          8:30 pm             07:00 pm

Sleeping Aarti        10:00 pm            09:00 pm

Importance of Khatu Shyam Mandir :-

Lord Shri Krishna dedicated Barbarik's head to the river Rupavati at the end of the war. Then in Kaliyuga, following the dream of the king of Khatu village and the miracles around Shyam Kund, Khatu Shyam Temple was established in the month of Phalguna. On the eleventh day of Shukla Paksha, the idol of Khatu Baba was installed in that temple. 

In 1720 BC, Diwan Abhay Singh rebuilt this temple and Shyam Kund was recognized in the country and abroad. It is believed that every wish of the devotees who take bath in this pond is fulfilled. The identity of this temple is the highest among many temples of Baba.

How to Reach Khatu Shyam Ji Temple :- 

1. By Bus:

The bus facility is available from Jaipur to Khatu Shyam Mandir and buses run at regular intervals. And you can take a taxi or rickshaw from the bus stand at the temple location to reach the temple.

2. By Train:

To reach Khatu Shyam Mandir by train, first you have to reach Jaipur Railway Station. The distance from Jaipur to Khatu Shyam is about 80 kilometers. From the railway station you can reach the temple by taxi or bus.

3. By Taxi:

You can also hire a taxi to reach Khatu Shyam Temple. The distance from Jaipur to Khatu Shyam Temple is about 80 kilometers and it will take you about 2 hours of time 

4. By flights:

You will first have to reach Jaipur International Airport. The distance of the temple from Jaipur airport is about 94 kilometers. Coming out of the airport, you will get the facility of a taxi or bus which can take you to the temple.

Khatu Shyam Lakhi Fair:-

Khatu Shyam Lakhi Fair, which is held every year at Khatu Shyam Temple, is considered as an important religious and cultural festival. This fair gathers lakhs of devotees who come to have divine darshan of Khatu Shyam Baba. 

This is an important part of the festival, which is organized annually near Khatu Shyam Temple located in Khatu village. 

Khatu Shyam Fair is organized every year on Ashtami to Navami dates of Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month. Lakhs of devotees come to this fair to have darshan of Khatu Shyam Baba and pray to him to fulfill their wishes.

It is believed that Khatu Shyam Baba performed his pastimes and worshiped here. I have Also visited the khatu Shyam Mandir in March 2024 , After that I feel Blessed, Positive. 


Q 1: Where is Khatu Shyam Temple located?

Answer: Khatu Shyam Temple is located in Sikar district of Rajasthan.

Q 2: How to reach Khatu Shyam temple?

Answer: Bus facility is available all day to the temple from Santal Pati village of Sikar district.

Q 3: khatu shyam mandir Rajasthan distance?

Khatu Shyam Mandir is located in Khatu Village just 43 km from Sikar city. 

Q.4 which is the best month to visit Khatu Shyam Temple?

Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month Is the Best month to visit the temple 

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