Govind Dev Ji’s Temple is situated in the City Palace Complex itself. Legend has it that Lord Krishna came in Sawi Jai Singh Ji’s dream and asked to have His idol installed there.The Kachawa rulers of Jaipur have always maintained that the real ruler of Jaipur is Govind Dev ji and they just Diwans. So the Lord Krishna got his wish.
The idol of Govind Dev Ji was originally installed in Vrindaban by Maharaja Man Singh Ji but was taken in hiding due to a threat from Aurangzeb’s armies. 45 years later,in 1714, Sawai Jai Singh Ji installed the idol in Kanak Vridaban and later on in the present day City Palace.
Open to general public the temple is thronged from early morning every day. People come from all over for a darshan regularly.All hindu festivals are celebrated with great zeal at the temple.That is why the temple administration saw a need for a covered area where 5000 people could sit for satsang at a time.
The Govind Dev ji Trust commissioned the State Road Development Corporation with the responsibility of building the new satsang bhawan. The corporation in turn commissioned Jaipur’s noted structural engineer Deepak Sogani to do the needful.Mr Sogani used the latest technology of post tensioning (PT) to cast a single span roof of 118 feet length and 124 feet width.This architectural feat has been included in the Guinness Book of Records. One more wonder to visit in Jaipur on your next visit don’t you think?
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When Barbareek was on his way to the Great War in the Mahabharta,he had decided that he would fight on the loosing side.By the blessings of Lord Shiv and Agni God Barbreek had three arrows & a bow which made him invincible. Sri Krishna knowing his intent met him in the way in the guise of a brahmin and asked him for his head in donation.Barbareek sacrificed his head there and then.Pleased Lord krishna pronounced that Barbareek would be worshiped as Shyam down the ages.According to lore the head was buried in a grazing field in Khatank present Khatu.It is said that a cow would shower the place where the head was buried with milk every day.Owner of the cow dug up the spot to find the head.He took it to the village and gave it to a brahmin who started worshiping it.The Raja after seeing the head in a dream had the present Temple built to worship the head.Barbreek was the son of Ghatotakach and Kamkantaka.Shri Khatu Shyam Ji is A Lord Krishna Temple.
About 80km from Jaipur(Nearest Airport) 45Km from Sikar & 18 km from Reengus(nearest Station).People coming from Delhi by train should board at Sarai Rohila Station.
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