Facts Of Khatu Shyam Ji Temple In Rajasthan Sikar know the unique belief of Khatu’s Court
According to the Hindu religion, Khatu Shyam Ji is worshiped in Kaliyuga in the incarnation of Krishna, who got a boon from Shri Krishna that his name will be worshiped as Shyam in Kaliyuga.
In fact, it is believed that Shri Krishna was very pleased with the sacrifice of Barbarik and had got a boon that at the coming of Kali Yuga, you would be worshiped in the name of Shyam. You will save the devotee who comes to your court and worships him with a sincere heart.
If you worship with a sincere heart and with love, then your wish will be fulfilled. Let us tell you some interesting things about Khatu Shyam Ji of Rajasthan.
Who is Barbarik or Khatu Shyam Ji?
Baba Khatu Shyam is related to the Mahabharata period. He was the grandson of Panduputra Bhima. It is said that pleased with the powers and abilities of Khatu Shyam, Shri Krishna granted him the boon of worshiping him in his name in Kali Yuga.
Story of Khatu Shyam Ji
During the exile, while the Pandavas were roaming around saving their lives, Bhima encountered Hidimba. Hidimba gave birth to a son from Bhima who was called Ghatokha.
Barbarik was the son of Ghatokha. Both of them were known for their valor and powers. When there was to be a war between the Kauravas and the Pandavas, Barbarik decided to watch the war. When Shri Krishna asked him on whose side he was in the war, he said that the side that loses will fight on his side.
In such a situation, Shri Krishna knew the result of the war and he was afraid that it might backfire for the Pandavas. In such a situation, Krishna Ji demanded a donation to stop Barbarik. In charity, he asked for a head from him. In charity, Barbarik gave him his head, but till the end, he expressed his desire to see the war with his own eyes.
Accepting the wish, Shri Krishna placed his head on a hill at the battle site. After the war, the Pandavas started fighting as to whom the credit for the victory goes, which Barbarik says that they have won because of Shri Krishna. Shri Krishna was very pleased with this sacrifice and granted him a boon to be worshiped in the name of Shyam in Kali Yuga.
How Khatu Shyam Ji Temple was Built?
It is said that his head was found in Khatu village of Rajasthan at the beginning of Kali Yuga. It is said that this wonderful incident happened when milk started flowing on its own from the udder of the cow standing there. When this miraculous incident was excavated, Khatu Shyam’s head was found there.
Now, this dilemma has started among the people that this head should be done. Later they unanimously decided to hand over the head to a priest. Meanwhile, the then-ruler of the region, Roop Singh, had a dream of building a temple. Thus, at the behest of Roop Singh Chauhan, the construction of the temple was started at this place and the idol of Khatushyam was installed.
The architecture of Khatu Shyam JI Temple
The temple built by Roop Singh in 1027 AD was mainly modified by a devotee. Diwan Abhay Singh had it renovated in 1720 AD. Thus the idol was placed in the main sanctum sanctorum of the temple.
The temple has been constructed using stones and marble. The door is decorated with gold leaf. There is also a prayer hall known as Jagmohan outside the temple.
How to reach Khatu Shyam Ji?
The temple of Khatu Shyam Ji is present in Khatu village, 80 km from Jaipur. The nearest railway station to reach Khatu Shyam Ji is Ringas.
From where the distance of Baba’s temple is 18.5 km. After leaving the railway station, you can take a taxi and jeep to the temple.
If you are going by flight, then the nearest airport is Jaipur International Airport.
The distance from the temple here is 95 km. If you are going from Delhi By Road to Khatu Shyam Mandir, then it will take you about 4 to 5 hours to reach.
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