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Khatu Shyam Ji Temple: The Complete Guide for Devotees

In the heart of Rajasthan, amidst the golden sands and vibrant culture, lies a sacred abode revered by millions – Khatu Shyam Ji.

This blog serves as a comprehensive guide for those seeking blessings from Khatu Shyam Ji,  providing information on how to reach the temple, timings, accommodation options, and the ideal time for visitation.

About Khatu Shyam Ji

Khatu Shyam Ji, also revered as Veer Barbareek, is a popular Hindu deity worshipped for his immense valor and unwavering devotion to Krishna. He is believed to be the reincarnation of Lord Krishna and is revered for his virtues of loyalty, righteousness, and devotion.

The temple dedicated to Khatu Shyam Ji is situated in the Khatu village of Sikar district in Rajasthan.

Story of Khatu Shyam Ji

According to legend, Khatu Shyam Ji was the grandson of Bhima, one of the Pandavas in the epic Mahabharata. He was known as Barbarik, an invincible archer who possessed three infallible arrows capable of single-handedly ending the war. 

However, Barbarik vowed to fight for the losing side to ensure a balanced battle. Lord Krishna, recognizing the potential for immense destruction, appeared before Barbarik and requested his head as an offering. Barbarik, ever the devotee, readily agreed. Krishna, touched by his unwavering devotion, granted him a boon – Barbarik would be worshipped as Khatu Shyam Ji in Kali Yuga (the current age) and his devotees would receive his blessings.

Visited Khatu Shyam Ji During Falgun Lakhi Mela 2024
Visited Khatu Shyam Ji During Falgun Lakhi Mela 2024

How to Reach Khatu Shyam Ji?

By Air:

The nearest airport to Khatu Shyam Ji is Jaipur International Airport, located approximately 160 kilometers away. From there, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Khatu village.

By Train:

The nearest railway station to Khatu Shyam Ji is Ringas Junction (RGS), located about 17 kilometers away. It takes approximately 35 to 40 minutes to reach the temple from Ringas Junction. Trains between Jaipur and Khatu Shyam Ji include:

  • 19807 Kota Hisar Express: Departure from Jaipur at 05:05 AM, arrival at Ringas at 05:59 AM.
  • 4703 Jaipur-Bikaner Superfast Humsafar Express: Departure from Jaipur at 12:40 PM, arrival at Ringas at 01:21 PM.
  • 14702 Aravali Express: Departure from Jaipur at 06:05 PM, arrival at Ringas at 07:10 PM.
  • 14022 Sainik Express: Departure from Jaipur at 08:40 PM, arrival at Ringas at 09:35 PM.

By Road:

Khatu Shyam Ji is well-connected by roadways. State-run buses, as well as private taxis, operate regular services from nearby cities like Jaipur, Sikar, and Jhunjhunu.

Buses: Several private and government buses operate between Jaipur and Khatu Shyam Ji. While there are no reserved seats available, you can easily find buses departing from the Jaipur bus stand. From the Khatu bus stop, auto-rickshaws are available to take you to the temple.

Road Trip: The best way to reach Khatu Shyam Ji from Jaipur is by road. Take the Sawai Jai Singh Highway to the Jaipur-Sikar Roads, which lead to the Agra-Bikaner Road (NH 11). This scenic route covers approximately 80 kilometers and offers picturesque views of the Rajasthan countryside.

What are Khatu Shyam Ji Temple's Timings?

The temple of Khatu Shyam Ji opens its doors to devotees early in the morning and remains accessible till late evening. The timings may vary slightly depending on specific rituals and festivals. Generally, the temple timings are as follows:

Winters: Open from 5:30 AM to 1:00 PM and from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Summers: Open from 4:30 AM to 12:30 PM and from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Note: The Temple is kept open for 24 Hours during Falgun Lakhi Mela for 10 Days

It is advisable to check the temple schedule beforehand, especially if you plan to attend any special ceremonies or events.

Where to Stay in Khatu Shyam Ji?

Khatu Shyam Ji offers various accommodation options to suit different preferences and budgets:

There are several dharamshalas in and around the temple premises offering basic amenities at nominal charges. These are ideal for pilgrims seeking a budget-friendly stay.

Guesthouses and Hotels:
For those looking for more comfortable accommodation, there are guesthouses and hotels available in Khatu village and nearby towns like Sikar. These establishments provide modern amenities and a pleasant stay experience.

Note: Booking in advance, especially during peak seasons, is highly recommended to secure your stay.

What is the Best Time to Visit Khatu Shyam Ji?

The ideal time to visit Khatu Shyam Ji is during the winter months, from October to March when the weather is pleasant and conducive for temple visits and sightseeing.

Moreover, several festivals, including the grand celebration of Phool Bangla and the annual fair during February, attract a large number of devotees during this period.

You can also plan your visit around Falgun Lakhi Mela which is held every year in March before the Holi festival. Although there will be a huge rush due to a large number of devotees visiting during this time. 

But if you want to feel the atmosphere, I would highly recommend visiting the temple during this time.

Huge number of devotees during Falgun Lakhi Mela in Khatu Shyam Ji
A huge number of devotees during Falgun Lakhi Mela in Khatu Shyam Ji


Khatu Shyam Ji, with its rich history and spiritual significance, continues to draw devotees seeking blessings and solace. Embark on this divine journey, immerse yourself in devotion, and experience the mystical aura of Khatu Shyam Ji.

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