Among the most significant tourist spots in Rajasthan is the Khatu Shyam Ji Mandir, which is situated in the Sikar district. Hindu mythology holds that Khatu Shyam Ji is a form of Barbarika, the son of Ghatotkacha. If done with genuine piety, it is stated that devotees who utter his name with all of their hearts are blessed and have their problems overcome.
My Experience to Khatu Shyam Mandir:
Me and my friends were all guys starting from Delhi around 5:00 pm and reached Khatu around 12:00 am. Before coming to Khatu we already booked Dharamshala, which was very relaxing after our journey. After relaxing we all went to the temple for Aarti at 7:00 am. It was very beautiful but we had to wait for 15 min extra because of the crowd. Then finally, we all got the chance to see the darshan of Lord Shyam. One should never forget to take yellow water (holy) from the temple. Then we all had a wonderful breakfast just outside the temple. The most popular dish over there is Samosa with Kadhi.
So my overall experience at Khatu Shyam Mandir was great and personally, this place is very beautiful and very relaxing.
What Is The History Behind Shyam Mandir?
Hindu mythology claims that Barbarika’s power was incomparable before the Mahabharata conflict ever started. In order to uphold his moral principles, he had chosen to support the weaker side, even though doing so would have meant that both sides would have been completely destroyed. leaving Barbarika as the lone survivor. According to legend, Shree Krishna requested Barbarika for his head (sheesh daan) in order to prevent such disastrous outcomes, and he gladly complied. Barbarika’s immense sacrifice made Shree Krishna so delighted that he gave a favor to him, according to which Barbarika would be recognised in the Kaliyug (current era) by Krishna’s own name, Shyam Ji, and would be worshipped in his own form.
What are The Aartis That are Performed At Khatu Shyam Mandir?
AT THE KHATU SHYAM MANDIR, THE AARTIS ARE PERFORMED AS FOLLOWS:
Every day, five aartis are conducted at the Khatu Shyam Ji mandir. The religious mood and calm created by the chanting and aarti are unique, and if you are planning a visit to this gorgeous temple, you should try to attend one of these aartis.
- Mangala Aarti: This is conducted early in the morning before the temple’s gates open to devotees.
- Shringaar Aarti: As the name implies, this is the occasion when Khatu Shyam Ji’s idol is lavishly decorated and accompanied by an aarti.
- Bhog Aarti: The third aarti of the day, it is performed at noon when the lord is fed bhog or Prasadam.
- Sandhya Aarti: This aarti is conducted in the evening, near sunset.
- Sayana Aarti: Sayana aarti is conducted before the temple closes for the night.
At all of these periods, two specific hymns are chanted. Two of these are the Shri Shyam Aarti and Shri Shyam Vinati.
What are The Timings To Visit Khatu Shyam Mandir?
Winter hours are 5.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Summer hours are 4.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.
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