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The world famous Khatu Shyam Mela concludes in Rajasthan
The world famous Khatu Shyam Mela being held at Shri Khatu Shyam Baba Temple at Khatu Dham in Sikar district of Rajasthan occludes today.

Yesterday, on the main day of the festival, Phagun Akadashi, about 12 lakh devotees visited the fair and the temple, reported the local media.

This year, the fair was held from February 17 to February 27, 2018. According to the Khatu Shyam Mandir Committee, in the last 12 days, an estimated 30 lakh worshippers and visitors attended the fair including foreign tourists.

Most devotees, reached the temple on foot from Ringas, the nearest railway station, to the Khatu Dham while chanting Baba's name with the mark in hand that signifies the importance of sacrifice as a value of human life.

It is believed by the devotees that all people who come in Shri Khatu Shyam's shelter find release from sorrows and sufferings of all kinds.

"Shri Khatu Shyam Baba's main message is that sacrifice brings success. In other words, true success is selfless and it is achieved through sacrifice. And, striving, hard work or service is real sacrifice to live a successful life. In fact, selfless work is the real sacrifice," said a devotee from Jaipur.

For security reasons, this time, the temple complex and the darshan route were under survillence of CCTV cameras. Most devotees came for Falgun Ekadashi darshan which was on 26 February.

It is learned that Shri Khatu Shyam Parivar Trust has planned to build a grand temple of the deity at Kurukshetra in Haryana.

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