Important Architectural Characteristics of Khatushyamji
The temple has been built in ancient style of architecture. The shutters of the Sanctum Sanctorum are covered with silver sheet beautifully. Outside is the prayer hall, Jagmohan. The walls of which have beautiful depiction of mythological scenes elaborately painted. The entrance gate and exit gate are made of marble, the brackets of which are of marble having ornamental floral designs.
Originally the temple was built 975 years ago by Smt. Narmada Kanwar and her husband Shri Roop Singh Chauhan. In Samvat 1777 (1720 A.D.), Diwan Abhai Singh at the behest of the then king of Jodhpur, renovated the old temple. The temple took its present shape at this time and the idol was enshrined in the Sanctum Sanctorum. There is an open chowk before the entrance gate of the temple. A big hall for prayers of the size 40'6"x15'4" is also there. In the South-East is the temple of GopinathJi. For the management and disposal of temple work, a seven member committee is constituted. The Public Trust of this committee is registered under registration No. 3/86.
Khatushyamji's temple, constructed of the famous Makrana marble, is in the heart of the town. Lime mortar, marble and tiles.
Total Construction Time:
8 months in building the original temple
Religious aspects of khatushyam temple:
Lord Shyam is worshipped as Krishna himself. Devotees from far-flung areas and distant places such as Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Nepal, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Panjab assemble here on days held specially sacred to Lord Shyam Ji. In a routine way, hundreds of visitors visit everyday. A number of Dharmashalas (Charity lodges) are available for their comfortable stay. Newly married couples come to pay homage; newly born babies are brought to the deity's temple for Mundan (the first hair shearing) ceremony and Saw Many feasts.
Unique features of the temple:
People filled with devotional fervor come here and take a holy dip in the Shyam Kund. They believe, this sacred bath will relieve them of diseases and contagion.
Festivals & Fairs in khatu shyam Temple (Main Events):
From tenth day to twelfth day of the month of Falgun, a great festival is held and attended by millions of devotees. Other festivals are Janmashtami, Jal Jhulani Ekadashi, Holi, Basant Panchami.