KhatuShyam Ji Mandir, Sikar, Rajasthan

Khatu Shyam Ji Mandir is located in the district of Sikar, Rajasthan, and is considered as one of the most important pilgrim destinations in the state. According to Hindu mythology, Khatu Shyam Ji is the manifestation of the son of Ghatotkacha, Barbarika. It is said that devotees who pronounce his name from the bottom of their hearts are blessed and have their troubles removed, if they do it with true piety.

Shyam Kund

These pictures were taken in summer of 2015. Usually you will find a little more water in the kund during winters. Legend has it, its the holy pond from where Sheesh (head) of Barbarik was found. Shyam Kund is walking distance from Khatushayam ji’s Mandir. To reach here, best ask the local shops for directions, otherwise you may miss the huge gate just in between shops.

How to reach Khatushyam ji Mandir

Khatu shyam Ji Mandir at Sikar, Rajasthan

How to reach Khatushyam Ji Mandir Khatushyam Mandir is easily accessible via road and train. Nearest railway station is Ringas Junction (IRCTC Code: RGS), and its about 18.5 KM away.  Reaching Khatu Shyam Ji from Ringas is easy, the moment you step out of railway station, you will find a large number of jeeps/taxis waiting for passengers. Both shared as well as private jeeps are available.
Nearest airport from Kahtushyam Temple is Jaipur International Airport, also known as Sanganeer airport. Khatu ji’s mandir is about 95 KM away from sanganeer airport.

Reaching from New Delhi

Shri Khatushyam ji mandir is about 270 KM away from Delhi.

Via Train

There are three trains available from Delhi to Ringas, Chetak Express runs seven days a week from Delhi Sarai Rohilla to Ringas.
Tran no: 12066 – Ajmer Jan Shatabdi runs only on Friday’s and Sundays from Hazrat Nizamuddin at 3.10 PM, however if you are in delhi its recomended you board this train from Delhi Cantt.
Third train is chandigarh – Bandra Terminus SF Express which runs on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Via Road

If you are coming from Delhi, best route is via NH8, you can refer to the map below for directions. It will take you about 4.5 to 5 hours to reach Kahtushyam Mandir from New Delhi.

Mandir Timings

During Winter, Khatu Shyam Temple is open from

5.30 AM to 1.00 PM
5.00 PM to 9.00 Pm

In summers Mandir timings are
4.30 AM to 12.30 PM
4.00 PM to 10.00 PM

Aarti Timings

Small Recommendation

Incase you are coming via Jaipur or going back via Jaipur, It would be a good idea to seek blessings of Ganesh Ji at Moti Dungri Temple, situated next to Birla Mandir. You may have a pleasant experience if you visit both places during the same trip.

Also once you are at Khatu shyam, do not forget to feed the Nandi’s, you will find a lot of them around Khatu ji’s temple

खाटू श्याम जी मंदिर की आरती का समय:

आरती शीतकाल ग्रीष्मकाल
मंगला आरती प्रात: 5.30 बजे प्रात: 4.30 बजे
श्रृंगार आरती प्रात: 8.00 बजे प्रात: 7.00 बजे
भोग आरती दोहपर 12.30 बजे दोपहर 12.30 बजे
संध्या आरती सांय 6.30 बजे सांय 7.30 बजे
शयन आरती रात्रि 9.00 बजे रात्रि 10.00 बजे

खाटू श्याम जी मंदिर खुलने का समय:

खुलने का समय बंद करने का समय
शीतकाल ( प्रात:) प्रात: 5.30 बजे दोपहर: 1.30 बजे
शीतकाल (दोपहर) सांय 4.30 बजे  रात्रि 9:30 बजे
ग्रीष्मकाल( प्रात:) प्रात: 4.30 बजे  दोपहर: 1.30 बजे
ग्रीष्मकाल (दोपहर) सांय 4.30 बजे रात्रि 10.00 बजे

नोट : * हर ग्यारस पर खाटू श्याम जी मंदिर 24 घंटे खुला रहता है|

How to Reach Khatu Shyam Ji Temple:

One can either land at Delhi or Jaipur from any part of the country by Rail / Road / Air and from there, follow the suggested routes

From : Delhi to Khatu Shyam Ji Temple

By Road :

  • Delhi to Gurgaon – Manesar – Dharuheda – Bahror – Kotputli – Shahpura – Chandwaji – Choumu – Ringas – Khatu Shyam Ji Mandir(Approx. 300 km)
  • Delhi to Gurgaon – Manesar – Dharuheda – Bahror – Kotputli – Shahpura – Ajitgarh – Deorala – Shri Madhopur – Ringas – Khatu Shyam Ji Mandir(Approx. 270 km.)

Daily bus services from Delhi – Khatu Shyam Ji- Daily bushes are being operated by Rajasthan Roadways and Haryana Roadways from Sarai Kale khan.

By Rail : Delhi – Ringas – Khatu Shyam Ji.

  • Delhi to Ringas (khatu shyam ji) :

Ringas to Delhi:

Rewari to Ringas

Ringas to Rewari

Ringas to Sikar
Sikar to Ringas (khatu shyam ji)
Jaipur to Ringas
Ringas to Jaipur

Nearest Airport to Khatu Shyam Ji:Jaipur International Airport

Distance from Different Locations to Khatu Shyam ji:

  • Ringas to Khatu Shyam Ji: 17 km. by road.
  • Jaipur to Khatu Shyam Ji Via Ringas : 88 KM by Road (Direct Buses are available from Sindhi Camp Bus stand, Jaipur)
  • Jaipur to Khatu Shyam Ji Via Chomu, Kaladera, Badhal, Lamiya: 75 KM by Road

Jaipur to Khatu shyam ji Mandir

If you are coming from Jaipur, best way is to take Road. Khatu Shyam Ji temple is about 90 KM from Jaipur.

Via Road

Best route is via Sawai Jai Singh Hwy to Jaipur Roadd/Sikar Road to Agra – Bikaner Road(also known as NH11), which will take you to MDR46, Khatu. Here is the google map from Jaipur to Khatu shyam mandir.

There are various Government as well as private buses available from Jaipur Bus Stand to Khatu bus stand. However no buses with reserved seats are available. From khatu  bus stand you can take auto to Mandir.

Via Train

Nearest railway station from Khatu Shyam temple is Ringas Junction. Only passenger trains ply from Jaipur to Ringas railway station. There are about 8 trains from Jaipur, having scheduled departure from jaipur railyway station at 4.40 AM, 6.05 AM, 7.45 AM, 10.10 AM, 13.30, 16.55, 18.50 & 20.15. Train journey takes about an hour and a half and the trains are mostly on time.

Ringas to Khatu Shyam ji

Nearest Railway Station to Khatu Shyam Ji is Ringas Junction (Sometimes also written as Reengus).  For those travelling via Train, IRCTC code for Ringas Junction is ‘RGS‘.

Khatu Shyam Ji mandir is approx. 18.5 KM away from Ringas Junction. If you are travelling via Train, as soon as you as reach exit station, you will see large number of Taxis, Vans/Jeeps and Buses waiting just outside the station for passengers. Shared Taxis/Jeeps usually charge Rs 30 to 40 per person from Ringas to Khatu Shyam ji. The moment you step out of the railway station, you will hear them shouting Khatushyam mandir…

Other than the initial flyover construction part, Road to Khatu shyam mandir from Ringas is very good and its an enjoyable ride with very little traffic. On this road, a small temple of karni mata, known as karni mandir is also present.

Here is the Google Map from Ringas Junction to Khatushyam Mandir


Near the temple is a holy pond called the Shyam Kund. It is said that this is the point from where the head of Khatu Shyam Ji was retrieved. A popular belief among devotees is that a dip in this pond can cure a person from their ailments and bring them good health. With devotional fervour, people taking ritual dips in the pond are not an uncommon sight. It is also believed that bathing at the Shyam Kund during the Phalguna Mela Festival, which is held every year, is especially salutary.


There are 5 aartis that are performed daily at the Khatu Shyam Ji mandir. The devotional ambiance and the serenity brought forth by the chanting and the aarti is incomparable, and if you were to plan a visit to this beautiful temple, you should try to attend one of these aartis.
Mangala Aarti: This is performed early in the morning when the temple opens its gates to the devotees.
Shringaar Aarti: As the name suggests, this is the time when the Khatu Shyam Ji’s idol is grandly ornamented, accompanied by an aarti.
Bhog Aarti: The third aarti of the day, it is performed at noon when bhog or prasadam is served to the lord.
Sandhya Aarti: This aarti is performed in the evening, at the time of the sunset.
Sayana Aarti: Before the temple is closed for the night, sayana aarti is performed.
There are two special hymns that are chanted at all these times. These are the Shri Shyam Aarti and the Shri Shyam Vinati.


Winters: The temple is open from 5.30 am to 1.00 pm and from 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Summers: The temple is open from 4.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 4.00 pm to 10.00 pm


Khatu Shyam Mandir is easily accessible via road and train. The nearest railway station to the temple is Ringas Junction (RGS), which is about 17 km away from the temple. You find a number of cabs and jeeps (private or shared), waiting right outside the station to take you to the temple. There are a number of trains that run from Delhi and from Jaipur towards Ringas that you can opt to board. The nearest airport is the Jaipur International Airport, which is about 80 km from the temple, from where you can travel via road to the temple. The best route is via Sawai jai Singh Highway to the Jaipur- Sikar Roads to the Agra-Bikaner Road, which is also known as NH 11. There are also several private and government buses that run between Jaipur and Khatu. However, there are no reserved seats available on these buses. From Khatu bus stop, you can take an auto- rickshaw to the temple.

FAQ Khatu Shyam Ji, Rajasthan

Frequently Asked Questions about Khatu Shyam Ji Temple, Rajasthan

Q: Where is khatu shyam ji mandir located ?

A: Location of Khatu Shyam Mandir is  Sikar, Rajasthan, India

Q: Distance from delhi to khatu shyam temple ?

A: Khatu Shyam Temple is about 270 KM away from New Delhi, India.

Q: Jaipur to khatu shyam ji distance and Route ?

A: Khatu Shyam ji mandir is about 81 KM away from Jaipur. Best route is via Chomu > Govindgarh> Dhodhsar > Reengus > Khatushyam ji Temple

Q: Which is the nearest railway station to Khatushyam Mandir ?

A: Ringas Junction (IRCTC Code: RGS)

Q: Jaipur to khatu shyam ji trains ?

A: Only passenger trains ply from Jaipur to Ringas Junction. Trains are available at  4.00 AM, 6.25 AM, 10.00 AM, 1.30 PM, 4.00 PM, 6.45 PM and 9.05 PM times.

If you are coming from Jaipur, its highly recommended to come via road instead of trains, plenty of buses are available from Jaipur, directly to Khatu Bus Stop.

Q: Ringas Railway Station to Khatu Shyam ji Temple distance ?

A: Just 18 KMs, Road is quite good.

Q: khatu shyam ji mandir darshan timing ?

A: In summers temple timing are
Morning: 4.30 AM to 12.30 PM and during evenings: 4.00 PM to 10.00 PM
during winters timings are:- Morning 5.30 AM to 1.00 PM and during evenings 5.00 PM to 9.00 PM

Q: How to reach khatu shyamji to Salasar Balaji Mandir by road ?

A: Salsar Balaji is about 105 KMs away from Khatu Shyam.

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