Khatushyamji, Rajasthan

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Khatu Shyam ji
Khatushyamji is located in Rajasthan
Location in Rajasthan, India
Khatushyamji is located in India
Khatushyamji (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
 • Body nagar palika
 • Official Hindi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 code RJ-IN
Vehicle registration RJ-
Ringus Jaipur

Khatushyamji or Khatu is a village of religious importance in Sikar District of Rajasthan in India. It is home to a famous temple of Shyam Baba. It is one of the most sacred temples in India [1]


680 km; *Jabalpur: 1000 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.

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.