Khatushyamji or Khatu is a village of religious importance in Sikar District of Rajasthan. It is home to a famous temple of Shyam Baba.
Highlights of the town
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Other famous temples in Sikar:
Jeen Mata Temple: Jeenmata is a village of religious importance in Sikar district. It is located at a distance of 29 km from Sikar town in south. There is an ancient Temple dedicated to Jeen Mata (Goddess of Power). The sacred shrine of Jeenmata is believed to be a thousand years old. Millions of devotees assemble here for a colourful festival held twice in a year in the month of Chaitra and Ashvin during the Navratri. There are a number of dharamshalas to accommodate large number of visitors.
Harshnath Temple: It resides in south almost 24 km in sikar district. There is a famous shiva temple, according to an inscription dated 973 CE, was built by the Shiv ascetic Bhavarakta, during the reign of Chahamana king Vigraharaja. It is surrounded by various shrines which lie in ruins.
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