Ekadashiand Dwadashi is a celebration that has gained importance because of the fact that Shree Shyamji was born on 11th day of the Sukhla Paksh in the Kartik month. Dwadashi is a celebration where Shree Shyamji donated his head "shish" to Lord Krishna during the epic battle of Mahabharata- SHISHDAAN.
Darshan is an important aspect where devotees come regularly from all parts of the country. The temple remains open all through the night of Ekadashi for Darshan. Devotees engage themselves in Kritan-Bhajan on Ekadashi night (Jaagran). Renowned bhajan singers from all around the country sing for their deity in various dharamsalas throughout Khatu.
Nishan Yatra is believed that wishes are granted and it comes true if you offer a Nishan at a temple. Nishan is a triangular flag of a certain size, made of a cloth, which is hoisted on a bamboo stick. It is usually carried in one's hands while the route from Ringas to Khatu (generally 17 km) on foot. The Nishans, which is a site to see, are actually offered in millions during Falgun Mela.
Falgun Mela is the biggest festival of Rajasthan. The SHISH appeared on Falgun Sudi Ekadashi, so the fair is actually organized from 9th to the 12th of the same month.
A million devotees, from one corner of the country to anther, throng the temple during the four days of celebration. Many stalls are put throughout the towns selling food stuffs, sweets, music cassettes, books etc. Special arrangements are made for feeding all devotees in almost all the Vishram Grihas and Dharamshalas. The festive mood is very much evident among the devotees who eagerly wait in the queue for a moment glance of the deity. Special trains and buses also ply during the mela when the entire town is illuminated in a cheerful mood.
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