Shyamji is also worshipped in the form
of Lord Krishna. Thus, the vigour in the festivity mood
derives its flavour from the fickle and colourful nature
of Lord Krishna.
Ekadashi / Dwadashi : (Shukla Paksha - 11th & 12 of
Ekadashi gains its importance from the fact that Shree
Shyamji was born on 11th day of Shukla Paksh in the
month of Kartik.
- Shree Shyamji donated His Head "SHISH" to Lord Krishna
during the great battle of Mahabharata - "SHISH DAAN".
Darshan on these two days are very auspicious and
thousands come regularly every month from all parts of
the country. The temple remains open throughout the
night of Ekadashi for darshan.Devotees engage themselves
in Bhajan-Kirtan on the Ekadashi night (Jaagran).
Renowned bhajan singers from different parts of the
country sing Bhajans for the deity in different
dharamshalas throughout Khatu.
It is believed that your wishes are granted if you offer
a Nishan at the temple.Nishan is a triangular flag of a
particular size, made of cloth, which is hoisted on a
bamboo stick. It is carried in one's hands while
covering the route from Ringas to Khatu (17kms) on foot.
Nishans are offered in millions during the Falgun Mela,
and it is a site to see.
It is one of the biggest festivals of Rajasthan. The
SHISH appeared on Falgun Sudi Ekadashi (11th of Shukla
Paksha - Falgun month) and hence the fair is organised
from 9th to the 12th of the same month.
Temple as seen during the
An estimated million devotees visit the temple during
these four days from all corners of the country. There
is virtually no vacant space in the town during this
period. The Govt. of Rajasthan takes care of the law and
order during the fair.
Hundreds of stalls are put throughout the town selling
sweets, food stuff, music cassettes, books etc. Special
arrangements are made for feeding the devotees in almost
all the Dharamshalas and Vishram Grihas.
There is celebration and festivity in the moods of the
devotees who wait for hours in long serpentine queues
for a moment's glance of the deity.