Khatu Shyam Falgun Lakhi Mela - Everything about Khatu Mela

Khatu Shyam Falgun Lakhi Mela - Everything about Khatu Mela, it tells about Khatu Shyam Lakhi Mela Schedule, Timings, Nishan Yatra, Route.

Everything about Khatu Mela

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Among the festivals celebrated in Khatu Shyam temple, Shyam Baba's Falgun Lakhi Mela i.e. Fagotsav is the main festival. This fair is included in the biggest and main festivals of Rajasthan.

When is Falgun Lakhi Mela celebrated?


Baba Shyam's head appeared at the place of Shyam Kund on Falgun Sudi Ekadashi and on Dwadashi he donated his head to Lord Krishna, so the fair is organized till Dwadashi of Falgun month.

Normally this fair lasts for ten days. Falgun Mela is the biggest among the major festivals of the temple.

This fair starts from Ashtami of Shukla Paksha of Phalgun month and continues till Dwadashi (Baras). Ekadashi is the main day of the fair.

How is Khatu Shyam Falgun Mela celebrated?


The Falgun fair of Baba Shyam is also known as Nishan Yatra or Falgun Festival. Special Nishan Yatra is organized during Phalgun fair.

This holy journey starts from Reengus, 18 km away from Khatu Dham. In this journey, the devotees of Shyam ji go to the Khatu Shyam temple on foot with a mark (flag) in their hands.

Devotees of Baba Shyam from all over the country come to Khatu for 10 days. At the time of the fair, millions of devotees come to visit Khatushyamji, dancing and singing with the mark of Baba Shyam.

Devotees serve the devotees of Baba in the temple. Free Bhandaras are run for the food and drink of the devotees. Along with this, they also clean the temple by sweeping it with a broom.


Special bhajan evenings are organized in the fair in which famous bhajan singers come and provide spiritual entertainment to the devotees with their bhajans. Baba's devotees get lost in devotion and start dancing mesmerized.

Some devotees play with Gulaal. On the last day of the fair, special prasad of kheer and churma is made for Baba, which is later given to all the devotees.

Many devotees coming to the fair stay in Khatu Nagari till Holi and after celebrating the festival of colors in Baba Shyam's court on Holi, leave for their home.

Author
Uma Vyas {MA (Education), MA (Public Administration), MA (Political Science), MA (History), BEd}

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