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Khatu Shyam ji Falgun Mahotosav was celebrated very joyfully in Khatu from March 1 to 5. More than 40 Lakh Pilgrims View the Sight of Baba Shyam in this festival.

Shyam Baba’s some names and the sense of these name.

  • Barbarika – Khatushyamji’s childhood name was
    Barbarika. His mother and relatives used to call him by this name before the name Khatushyamji was given by Shri Krishna.
  • Sheesh Ke Dani – Literally: “Donor of Head.”
    Hare Ka Sahara – Literally: “Support of the defeated.” Upon his mother’s advise, Barbarika resolved to support whoever has less power and is losing. Hence he is known by this name
  • Teen Baan Dhaari – Literally: “Bearer of three
    arrows.” Reference is to the three infallible arrows that he received as boon from God Shiva. These arrows were sufficient to destroy the whole world. The title written below these three arrws is Maa Sevyam
    Parajitah.
  • Lakha- datari – Literally: “The Munificent Giver,”
    one who never hesitates to give his devotees whatever they need and ask for.
  • Leela ke Aswaar – Literally: “Rider of Leela,”
    being the name of his blue-coloured horse. Many call it Neela Ghoda or “blue horse.”

Why Shyam Baba is worshiped as a Lord Krishna

Why Shyam Baba is worshiped as a Lord Krishna Lord Krishna delighted with Barbareek’s great sacrifice(Sheesh Dhan), granted him the boon that when Kaliyug come downs, he would be worshipped by the name of Shyam in his form.
His devotees would be blessed just by pronouncing his name from inside their hearts. Their wishes would be granted and jobs would be completed if they worship Shyamji with a true heart and with great piety and believe.Khatushyam ji is a name of hindu kalivug god which has only Sheesh(head) and his head’s story is wonderful for every one. Khatushyamji is a name and appearance of Barbarika, son of Ghatotkacha.
The Shyam baba has become very Famous among all his devotee . Shyam baba is known as ” Hare Ka Shahara ” Means he is always ready to help his devotee when they are in deep troubles . He complete wishes of true heart. He opens more and more doors of hope when you think that there is no hope to solve any problem.

Discovery of Sheesh in Khatu :

After the Mahabharata battle, Barbarika’s head (Sheesh) was buried in the village ( Khatu ) in Sikar District . The location was obscured until well after the Kaliyuga period began. Then, on one time, milk started flowing suddenly out of a cow’s udder when she neared the burial spot. surprised at this incident, the local villagers dug the spot the buried head of Barbarik was discovered.
The head was handed over to a Brahmin who worshipped it for many days. Roopsingh Chauhan, king of that time of Khatu, then had a dream where he was motivated to build a temple and set up the head there. Afterward, a temple was built and the idol was installed on the 11th day of the Shukla Paksha (bright half) of the month of Kartik. After establishing this temple countless miracles done here and a lot of bhagats come to observe this khatu shyam ji temple.

Shyam Kund’s Story

There is another, only a little different version of this legend. Roopsingh Chauhan was the ruler of Khatu. His wife, Narmada Kanwar, once had a dream in which the holy being instructed her to take his illustration out of the earth. The indicated place (now known as Shyam Kund) when then dug up. Sure enough, it yielded the idol, which was appropriately enshrined in the temple.

Khatu Temple History

The original temple was built in 1027 AD by Roopsingh Chauhan and his wife Narmada Kanwar. In 1720 AD, a nobleman known as Diwan Abhaisingh renovated the old temple, at the behest of the then ruler of Marwar. The temple took its present shape at this time and the idol was enshrined in the sanctum sanctorum. The idol is made of rare stone. Khatushyam is the family deity of a large number of families.The temple is constructed of pure white Makrana marble and is an example of unique architecture. The idol is in form of a head “SHISH” which appeared in the holy pond as Shyam Kund.



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