Shyamji is famous for its Shyamji temple. There is a
steady stream of devotees the year round, but lakh of them
gather at the annual fair from Phalgun Sudi Dashmi to
Dwadashi. Apart from being a place of pilgrimage, a large
number of people come for the Jadula ceremony (the first time
all hair is shaved off the head) of their children.
Legend connects the place to the epic Mahabharata war.
Krishna, it is believed took the form of a Brahmin and asked
for the head of Babhruvahan (Barbrik). He then placed the head
on a hillock so that it could watch the war. Pleased with the
sacrifice, Krishna, then, blessed Babhruvahan to be
worshipped as Shyam himself in Kaliyug.
Khatu Shyamji is 48 kms. from the District headquarters,
Sikar which is itself about 115 kms. from Jaipur on National
Highway No. 11