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Khatushyamji’s temple, constructed of the famous Makrana marble, is in the heart of the town. Grand Son of Mahabharata Pandav Bhim’s and son of Ghatotkach. His mother name is Kamkantaka’s “Morvi” who is the daughter of King Daitya Moor of Praagjyotispur currently known as Assam.Khatushyamji is considered to be the God of the Kaliyuga.

Shyamji is synonymous with Krishna and thus, he is worshipped in the same form. He is also known as khatu naresh, sheesh ke dani, lakhdatar, teen baan dhari, haare ke sahare, morvinandan, leley ke swari, baba shyam etc. Shyam Baba is the community god of the Marwaris and is widely revered by many other communities.

People from all over India come to seek his blessings every year, with a large following from Kolkata, West Bengal, Haryana and Punjab During the Mahabharat war between Pandavas and Kaurvas, baba Shyam (veer Barbrik) came to the war field with 3 baan(arrows) and Shree Krishan, even knowing his potential asked him reason for his arrival at war field with 3 arrows only and asked to prove his capabilities by targeting all leaves of a tree with one arrow and placed one leaf under his own feet.

Baba took the bow and an arrow and made hole in all leaves with one arrow and also hit the leaf under the foot of Lord Krishna. On asking to whom he will support in the mahabharat, veer Barbrik told that he will support the one being defeated.

Then considering his such act to be against the Pandavas scope to win, Lord Krishna asked him that the war needs one stringent fighters sacrifice (only 3 such fighters being available- krishan himself, arjun and barbrik), baba offered himself for ultimate sacrifice and donated his head that’s why reminded and worshipped in Kalyug as “sheesh ke daani & haare ka sahara”, as announced by Lord krishna and also the name Shyam was given by Lord krishna.

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