Khatu Shyamji Fair is held after Khatu Shyam which is actually worshipped as Lord Krishna. The history of this fair has started from the time of Mahabharata as Lord Krishna, is believed took the form of a Brahmin and asked for the head of Babhruvahan (Barbrik). He then placed the head on a hillock so that it could watch the war. Pleased with the sacrifice, Krishna, then, blessed Babhruvahan to be worshipped as Shyam himself in Kaliyug.
Khatu Shyamji Temple is an important pilgrimage site in Rajasthan. However it is more popular for the annual fair that takes place between the month of February and March. The Khatu Shyamji Fair of Rajasthan lasts for three days. Hindus perform some rituals related to their children like shaving of the hair of the boy child in the fair as it believed to be auspicious. People enjoy many exciting things in the fair like shopping the local items like dolls, rajasthani craftwork in well-decorated shops, several kinds of shows and sweet delicacies are available for the visitors. Joy rides are also part of Khatu Shyamji fair in Rajasthan.
Khatu Shyamji Fair Dates in 2014: 01 Mar 2014 – 04 Mar 2014