The famous ‘Khatu Shyamji Mandir’ located in the Sikar district of Rajasthan has been closed to the public for the time being to improve the arrangements and take better measures for crowd management. The doors of the temple have been closed for darshan from 22 Sunday for further orders. Shree Shyam Mandir Committee President Shambhu Singh said that to make proper arrangements for darshan of the devotees, the temple has been completely closed for darshan from He appealed to the devotees to reach the temple for darshan only after further orders.
There was a stampede in August
It is noteworthy that on August 8, three women were killed in a stampede outside the temple. Recently, a meeting was held between Sikar District Collector Amit Yadav, Superintendent of Police Kunwar Rashtradeep and temple committee officials regarding improvement and expansion of facilities in Khatu town to strengthen crowd management measures. According to the decision taken in the meeting, the temple has been closed to the public. Now works will be done such as covering the fair area with sheds, making a permanent queuing system in the ground and making better arrangements for entering and exiting the temple.
Devotees reach in lakhs
Khatu Shyamji temple has great recognition all over the country. About 20 to 25 thousand devotees visit the Khatu Shyamji temple on normal days, while on holidays and Ekadashi the number rises to more than one lakh. An annual fair is held at the Khatu Shyamji temple in Phagun, which is attended by thousands of devotees.
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