We started our Rajasthan Trip from Jaipur but like I mentioned in the plan, Jaipur is the last place we will be exploring. After landing on Airport at 5 pm IST, we had our Cab ready and got the luggage packed and started of for Shyam Khatu, Temple of Bheem’s grandson Barbareek. We stayed back at Jaipur for around 2 hours for evenings Snacks and Tea and finally started at 7 pm.
Jaipur > Shyam Khatu > Salasar [ Night Stay ]
Shyam Khathu :
- Distance from Jaipur : 116 Km.
- Traveling time : 3 hours by Road.
- Time Spent : 1.5 Hr
Shyam khatu is 48 km from Siikar district which is about 116 kms from Jaipur. The temple is well-connected by road as well as railway. This is the temple of lord Shyam which is made up of pure white makrana marble and stands out as a perfect example of unique architecture. This is the only temple where the idol of god is only in the form of HEAD.
There is a holy pond near the temple.People believed that a dip in this pond can cure a person from any diseases and make them healthy. Every year thousand of devotees visit shyam khatu at the fair which held in the month of feb or march. We reached Shyam khatu just before 4 days to held the fair which is one of the important fair of Rajasthan.
Brief History of Shyam Kahtu :
The history of shyam khatu originate from the Mahabharat.Shyam ji’s childhood name was Barbareek.Barbareek was the grandson of bheem and son of Ghatotkacha.From the beginning of his childhood Barbareek was a very brave warrior.He learnt the art of warfare from his mother.Owing to the fabulous power of barbareek Krishna did not want to participate him in the war.as the Krishna knew that if barbareek participate,he will win.The lord Krishna asked barbareek to sacrifice his head for charity.barbareek maintained his promise to sacrifice his head as a true student but as the same time he wished to watch the war and Krishna granted his wish.Later on his head is buried in khatu and at that place temple is constructed.
SALASAR Hanuman Ji
- Distance from Shyam Khatu : 85 Km.
- Traveling time : 1 hours by Road.
- Time Spent : 1 Hr
- Night Stay
We reached Salasar around 12 at night. There are lot of hotels and dharamshala available around the temple area and getting a room should not be a problem. Once we booked we then finally rested at night for a morning darshan.
Salasar Hanuman ji is a religious place for the devotees of lord The temple is made up of gild and silver. The temple is pretty big and has complete security. You would not be able to get camera or mobile phones inside.Most of the time this temple is jam-packed but we were lucky and had a great darshan.
Beside the Hanuman temple there is also a temple of Anjani mata, Mother of Lord Hanuman which you can visit.
There are few things to notice inside the temple. One is the big Havan Kund where Yagya is performed every day. It is said that if you take few of that ashes inside your mouth it heals your body. The Havan Kund is so big that they have a big exhaust over it which is noticeable. Yagya is a ritual performed to give offerings and thanks to our Gods into a scared fire which is lit in the Havan Kund.
Two fairs are organized in the month of April in the Salasar temple.Lakhs of devotees came here on Hanuman jayanti as well as fair. It is situated in the Churu district of Rajasthan, about 57 kms from Sikar. Hanuman.Sikar, Sujangarh, Ratangarh and Jaipur are the nearest railheads for the salasar.
History of Salasar Ji :
The history of salasar ji temple started from a village called ASOTA. A farmer was ploughing his field. All of sudden the plough was hit by some rok or some stony type thin.He stopped the ploughing anddug up the soil of that place.He found an idol covered with soil and sand.
At the same time his wife came there with his lunch.The farmer showed the idol to his wife.she cleaned up the face of the idol with her saree and then she discovered that the idol is of balaji hanuman.The farmer and his wife bowed their heads with devotion.The news of idol spread immediately through out the village ASOTA as well as in the NAGAUR district.
The king of asota heard the same news.Balaji ordered him in his dream to send the idol to salasar.On the same day,Mohan das ji maharaj, a devotee of lord Hanuman saw balaji in his dream as well.Balaji told him all the things about the idol.Mohan das ji maharaj sent a message to the king of asota.The idol is being sent to salasar and at that place the temple is constructed by Mohan das ji maharaj.
Best time to reach any temple would be morning because you need to start your journey for next. We reached the temple around 8 in morning and were there for an hr. You can have your snacks here and then start for Rani Sati, Jhunjhunu which is around 2 hr of drive from here.
Rajasthan Trip Travel Index
- Start [ Plan, Tips and Maps ]
- Visiting temples of Shyam Khatu and Salasar BalaJi
- Visiting temples of Rani Sati and Karni Mata
- Visiting temples of Bhairon Ji and Ramdevra
- Jaisalmer : The Golden City with a Mighty Fort [ Rajasthan ]
- The Amazing Museum inside Jaisalmer Fort
- Sand Dunes of Jaisalmer
- Mount Abu : Gateway to Wintery Rajasthan
- Udaipur, City of Lakes
- Nathdwara and Pushkar