Shri Khatu Shyam Ji (Shyam baba) : One of the most sacred temple in India

The Khatushyam Temple is a revered place in the village of Khatushyamji, situated in Sikar district of Rajasthan. The village is quite popular with pilgrims. 

Devotees believe it houses the miraculously rediscovered head of Barbarika or Khatushyam, a character from the Mahabharata.

Khatushyam, basically, is a manifestation of Barbarik, the grandson of Bhima and Hidimba which is quite famous in Rajasthan and Haryana.

The place where the head of Barbarik was found is now called Shyam Kund. It is a beautiful Kund. There are two Kunds or Ponds – one for men that are shown in the image above and the other one for women. This complex houses temple to Gayatri Devi and coconuts can be seen here everywhere.

There is an idol of Krishna with the head of Barbarik at his feet – in a way telling the story of the place.

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