Khatu Shyam Ji is a Hindu temple in the Sikar District of Rajasthan State. Baba Khatu Shyam is also known as the Kalyugi avatar of Lord Krishna. The revered temple is visited by millions of devotees from each part of the country every year and has a reputation as a miraculous deity that fulfills the wishes of his devotees. This blog post will help you with all the relevant information about traveling from Jaipur to Khatu Shyam Ji.
Who is Baba Khatu Shyam? Khatu Shyam Baba is Barbarik, the grand son of Panduputra Bheema. It is believed that Lord Krishna himself was impressed by the power and devotion of Khatu Baba and thus he blessed him to be worshipped in the Kaliyuga in his name. Many devotees believe that Khatu Shyam Ji is the holy deity of Lord Krishna only.
When was Khatu Shyam Ji Temple built? Although the sacred place is said to be thousands of years old from the Mahabharat era, the present temple was constructed by Roop Singh Ji Chauhan and his wife Narmada Kanwar Ji in the year 1027 AD. On the orders of Maharaja of Marwad, Deewan Abhay Singh carried out the renovation of the temple in the year was done in the year 1720 AD.
Distance from Jaipur to Khatu Shyam Ji – 80.1 km by road
Khatu Shyam Ji Darshan Timings:
|Mangala||4:45 - 5:45 AM|
|Shringar||7:00 - 8:00 AM|
|Bhog||12:15 - 12:30 PM|
|Sandhya||6:00 - 7:15 PM|
|Shayan||9:00 - 10:30 PM|
Please note that the Darshan timings vary in the winters and summer seasons. Additionally, the temple is open all day on the Gyaras. The devotees are requested to register themselves for the darshan at https://www.shrishyamdarshan.in/darshan-booking/.
|Morning||4:30 AM - 12:30 PM||5:30 AM - 1:00 PM|
|Evening||4:00 PM - 10:00 PM||5:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
Story of Baba Khatu Shyam
After the event of Lakshagrah, Pandavas were wandering in the forests to save their lives. In one of the jungles, they met Hidimba the demoness. Bheema got married to Hidimba the demoness with the permission of Mother Kunti and they had an issue, Ghatotkach. Barbarik was the son of Ghatotkach who was mightier than his father himself.
During the Mahabharat war, Barbarik was headed to Kurukshetra to see the war. Lord Krishna knew if he sided with the Kauravas, the war will be lost. Lord Krishna visited him on the way in disguise of a Brahmin and asked who was he and where was he going. Barbarik answered all his questions to which Lord Krishna was impressed.
In order to stop Barbarik from participating in the war, Krishna asked him to donate his head to the poor brahmin. Listening to the demand, Barbarik understood he wasn’t any normal brahmin but some revered person. When Lord Krishna revealed his identity Barbarik chopped off his head and devoted it to Krishna.
After the Mahabharat, Lord Krishna blessed the Barbarik that he will be worshipped in the name of Shyam (Lord Krishna’s name). And who so ever will worship Baba Shyam will be blessed with all the desires.
Being constructed of marble stone this temple flaunts a pious reflective appearance. This temple also has some other attractive elements within its periphery. Shyam Kund is a holy pond nearby the temple, it is believed that having a dip in this pond brings you good health. Shyam Bagicha is a garden from where flowers are being picked to offer the respective idol. Gourishankar Temple is a shiva temple located by the side of Khatu temple also has very prolific importance.
Khatu Shyam Ji Travel Info
The best way to reach Khatu Shyam Mandir from Jaipur is by road. Excellent Bus services to Khatu Shyam Ji from Jaipur are provided by both the state government and private operators. Cabs to the holy site are also available readily from Jaipur city.
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Nearest Railway Station: Ringus Railway Station (17.5 km)
Nearest Airport: Jaipur International Airport (93.5 km)
Nearest Bus Stand: NA
Places to visit near Khatu Shyam Temple:
- Salasar Balaji Temple (101.6 km)
- Jeen Mata Temple (25.4 km)
- Jaipur (80.1 km)
- Karni Mata Temple (264.5 km)
- Diggi Kalyan Ji (159 km)