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Khatu Shyam Ji Temple - Who is Shyam Baba?

Khatu Shyam Ji Temple - Who is Shyam Baba?, It tells everything about Khatu Shyam Temple of Sikar Rajasthan and information about Shyam Baba.

Khatu Shyam Ji Temple - Who is Shyam Baba

Khatushyamji town of Sikar district is famous all over the world because of the temple of Baba Shyam. This holy land of Baba Shyam is also known as Khatudham.

Why is Khatu Shyam ji known as the supporter of the losers?


It is said that Baba Shyam fulfills the wishes of those people who get disappointed everywhere. That's why they are also known as the supporter of the loser.

Who built Khatu Shyam Temple?


Khatu Shyam Temple was constructed by Roop Singh Chohan and his wife Narmada Kanwar in 1027 after getting head of Barbarik in Shyam Kund.

In the era of Mughal emperor Aurangjeb, this temple was destroyed by his order. After death of Aurangjeb, a new temple was built by Abhay Singh in 1720 AD (Vikram Samvat 1777).

How did Khatu Shyam ji get the name Khatu Shyam?


Due to the temple of Baba Shyam, this village became famous by the name of Khatushyamji. Every year lakhs of devotees come to Khatu Nagri to bow their heads in the court of their deity.

Architecture of Khatu Shyam Temple


Baba Shyam's temple is built in the middle of the town. The mind gets great peace just by seeing the temple. This temple made of white marble is very grand.


There is a big hall for worship in the temple which is known as Jagmohan. Mythological pictures are made on the walls around it.

The door of the sanctum sanctorum and the area around it are decorated with a layer of silver. Baba's head is situated inside the sanctum sanctorum. The glass is decorated with beautiful flowers all around.

There is a big ground outside the temple for the devotees. There was a fair ground on the right side of the temple, but now a railing has been installed in it for darshan.

Story of Khatu Shyam Ji


There is a story behind Barbarik being worshiped in the name of Khatushyamji. According to this legend, Barbarik was the grandson of Pandu's son Mahabali Bhima.

His father's name was Ghatotkach and mother's name was Kamkantaka (Kamkatankkata, Morvi, Ahilavati).

He had received three impenetrable arrows from Valmiki by doing penance. With the aim of helping the losing side, he came riding on a blue horse to participate in the Kurukshetra war.

Lord Krishna in the guise of a Brahmin tested his powers by piercing all the leaves of Peepal tree with an arrow. Later asked for his head as a donation. Barbarik donated his head to Krishna on the Dwadashi of Falgun month.

Krishna gave a boon to Barbarik to be worshiped in his name in Kalyug. After the end of the war, Barbarik's head flowed into the Rupvati river and came to Khatu village.

Where did Barbarik's head emerge in Khatu?


In the 11th century, when digging was done at the place of Shyam Kund where milk was automatically flowing from the udders of a cow in Khatu village, Barbarik's head was found there.

Who built Khatu Shyam Mandir?


In 1027 AD, Barbarik's head consecrated in the temple constructed by Roop Singh Chohan and his wife Narmada Kanwar. In the era of Mughal emperor Aurangjeb, original Shyam temple was destroyed and a mosque was built here.

After the death of Aurangjeb, the temple was rebuilt at a new place by Abhay Singh in 1720. Later this village became famous as Khatushyamji because of the temple of Baba Shyam.

How many names does Khatu Shyam ji have?


Baba Shyam is also called by the names of Shyam Baba, Teen Baan Dhari, Nile Ghode Ka Sawar, Lakhdatar, Hare Ka Sahara, Sheesh Ka Dani, Morvinandan, Khatu Wala Shyam, Khatu Naresh, Shyam Dhani, Kalyug Ka Avatar, Dino Ka Nath etc.

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

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