Khatushyamji, Rajasthan

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Khatushyamji
Khatu Shyamji
village
Khatushyamji is located in Rajasthan
Khatushyamji
Khatushyamji
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 27°21′50″N 75°24′09″E / 27.363954°N 75.402557°E / 27.363954; 75.402557Coordinates: 27°21′50″N 75°24′09″E / 27.363954°N 75.402557°E / 27.363954; 75.402557
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Sikar
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Nearest city Jaipur

Khatushyamji is a village of religious importance in Sikar District of Rajasthan in India. It is home to a famous temple of Shyam Baba.[1]

Distances[edit]

*Indore
680 km; *Jabalpur: 1000 km;

The nearest airport is Jaipur.

Features of the town[edit]

Khatushyamji[edit]

Khatushyamji's temple, constructed of the famous Makrana marble, is in the heart of the town. Khatushyamji is considered to be the God of the Kaliyuga. Shyamji is synonymous with Krishna and thus, he is worshipped in the same form. He is also known as khatu naresh, sheesh ke dani,lakhdatar, teen baan dhari,haare ke sahare, leley ke aswari, baba shyam etc.

Shyam Kund[edit]

It is the holy pond near the temple from which the Sheesh (Head) was retrieved. It is believed that a dip in this pond cures a person from ailments and brings good health. People come at Falgun Mela from various places here and assume sacred after taking bath. People take water from here which they use to remove several diseases.

Shyam Bagichi[edit]

A blessed garden near the temple from where the flowers are picked to be offered to the deity. The great devotee Lt. Alu Singhji's Samadhi is also in the premises.

Gourishankar Temple[edit]

This is a Shiva temple which is near Khatushyamji's temple. There is a legend that the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb's soldiers wanted to destroy this temple, and attacked the Shiva Linga with a spear. Fountains of blood appeared from the Shiva Linga, and the soldiers ran away, terrified. One can still see the mark of the spear on the Linga.

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