Khatushyamji is located 65 Km. away from Sikar and 80 Km. from Jaipur via Reengus.
This little village is famous for the Shyamji Temple built completely in white marble. Ponds for holy dip and Shyam garden is worth visiting. The legend of this immensely popular temple of Lord Krishna can be traced back to the time of the Mahabharata when Barbareek the son of great the Bhim from the Pandavas of Mahabharat, was asked to sacrifice his head for charity, because otherwise the victory of the Pandavas would not be possible since he possessed the Teen Bans given to him by Lord Shiva. His head was buried at Khatu, where the king had a dream and was inspired to construct a temple and place the head in a religious manner. To this date, devotees believe that they will be blessed by just pronouncing his name from the bottom of their heart with true 'Samarpan.' The devotees from all around the world visit this pilgrimage temple at the time of the mela in the Falgunsudi Ekadasi (Kartik) month. The temple today is run by trust and the offerings of the devotees are for the Kripa which the god bestows on his devotees.
Ganeshwar and Baleswar are both situated 15 kms away from Neem ka Thana on different roads and 80 km. from Sikar via Udaipurwati. Ganeshwar is a pilgrimage as well as a salubrious picnic spot. The hot sulphur springs here are a major draw. A dip in the spring, it is believed, cures skin diseases. It is an ancient site. Excavations in the Ganeshwar areas have revealed the remains of a 4000 year old civilization. Close by is Baleshwar, yet another site worth visiting. Found here is and old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, along with some water bodies surrounded by the Aravalli mountain ranges.
Jeen Mataji Temple
Jeen Mata temple is 30 Kms. away from Sikar. There is an ancient Temple dedicated to Jeen Mata (Goddess of Power). It is said that this temple was built a thousand years ago. Lacs of devotees congregate here every year in the month of Chaitra and Ashwin at the time of Navaratra fairs. There are a number of Dharamshalas to accommodate large number of visitors. Legend has it that Jeen is the daughter of King Ghangh and an Apsara that he is believed to have loved and married. The Apsara fled the palace where she used to stay with her two children, and the place where she abandoned them is the site where the temple now stands. It was a ruler of the Chauhan dynasty who built the temple at that place. Goddess Jeen Mata is the Devi herself, the very embodiment of divine cosmic power. The deity is Mahishasura Mardini Durga. Here Jeen Mata is worshipped in her eight-armed form. The temple has been constructed in the style of architecture adopted by Pratihar and Chauhan clans of Rajputs. There are twenty four pillars with panels of figures finely carved on them. The main temple has a very high Shikhar (pinnacle) in the midst .This is a unique temple from every point of view. It is believed that the Pandavas of Mahabharataduring their exile from Hastinapur came to the thick forests of this place where they spent their period here incognito. The place has acquired a great religious importance and is held sacred by all. Nestled amongst the high Aravalli hills, the idyllic surroundings lend this sacred place a natural grace of serenity and lush green vegetation with fauna and flora.
Harshnath Temple is 14 kms away from Sikar. It is an ancient site famous for the ruins of an old Shiva Temple believed to have been constructed sometime in the 10th century. The temple is located high on the hills of the Aravalli mountain range. The architectural display of the old temple is breathtaking. There is another Shiva temple found here, built by Shiv Singh of Sikar in the 18th century.
These are the various places of pilgrimage tourism located in the district of Sikar.
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