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 every month.)
Ekadashi gains its importance from the fact that Shree Shyamji was born on 11th day of Shukla Paksh in the month of Kartik.
Dwadashi – Shree Shyamji donated His Head “SHISH” to Lord Krishna during the great battle of Mahabharata – “SHISH DAAN“. (See Legend)
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.
Nishan Yatra from Ringas to 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 Falgun Mela
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.
Special trains & buses also ply during the mela. The whole town along with the temple is illuminated