Khatu Shyam ji
|• Body||nagar palika|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||RJ-IN|
- Jeenmata: 26 km; Salasar Balaji:105
- Mumbai : 1250 km *Kolkata : 1592 km *Hyderabad : 1775 km *Nagpur : 1200 km *Guwahati :2300 km *Varanasi : 940 km *Ahmedabad : 720 km.
The nearest airport is Jaipur.
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 Baba is the community god of the Marwaris and is widely revered by many other communities. People from all over India come to seek his blessings every year, with a large following from Kolkata, West Bengal.
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.
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.