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Khatu Shyamji Fair sikar
 Khatu Shyamji sikar Khatu Shyamji is famous for its Shyamji temple and is a place of pilgrimage. Khatu Shyamji Fair is related to the unforgotten legend of Lord Krishna and his devotee Barbarik. During the Mahabharata war Lord Krishna did not want Bhima�s grandson Babhruvahan to participate in the war as he realized that Babhruvahan was too strong and if he were to participate the war would get over with uncertainty of proper justice. Thus, the Lord took the form of a Brahmin and questioned Babhruvahan to give him his head in charity. Babhruvahan readily agreed and his head was cut off. The Lord was pleased with his sacrifice. He then placed Babhruvahan�s head on a hillock so that he could watch the war and also blessed he that people would worship him as Shyam himself in Kaliyug. This fair is celebrated from Phalgun Sudi Dashmi (10th day of the lunar month) to Phalgun Sudi Dwadashi ( 12th day of the lunar month ) according to the Hindu calendar. For three days in February or March This fair Celebrated in Khatu Shyamji, which is 48 km from sikar district headquarters. sikar is 115 km from Jaipur. Khatu 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. Thousands of devotees visit the temple during this annual fair, many of them for performing the 'Jadula' ceremony of their children, where the child 's head is shaven clean for the first time. An interesting legend attaches itself to this place of pilgrimage. During the time of Mahabharata, before the big battle, the grandson of Bhima approached Pandavas and Lord Krishna and asked them to let him fight for them. After a test of his strength, Lord Krishna felt that he was too powerful and if he participates in the battle, everything will be finished off too quickly and will not be actually a justice. So he disguised himself as a Brahmin and asked Barbarik for his head as 'daan' (charity). Barbarik complied and cut off his head. Krishna was pleased with the sacrifice and blessed him so that he could watch the whole battle from the hillock, where his head was places. Lord Krishna also blessed him that in Kaliyug, he would be worshipped as Shyam (Lord Krishna) himself. The fair is a showcase of the religious rituals and traditions of the local people.

Shekhawati Fair
 Shekhawati Fair Shekhawati Fair is celebrated in Nawalgarh , sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu in the district of Shekhawati. The main Significance of this fair is To promote the arts and culture of Shekhawati. This fair Celebrated Annually, for two days on I0th and 11th February The Shekhawati Festival held on 10th and 11th February every year is organised jointly by the State Department of Tourism, District administrations of sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu. Shekhawati, already famous for its frescoes, is fast becoming a rural tourism destination too. Travelling on horse back, the tourists get a closer view of the countryside and the people. And they return with an indelible imprint of not only the friendliness of the people but also of the agricultural revolution sweeping the villages -- the region now exports 80 per cent of its crops whereas only a few years ago it could meet only 10 per cent of its requirement through local production. For a broad-based discovery of Shekhawati's culture, the festival is spread over a number of venues - Nawalgarh, sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu. The programmes include a one day tour of the region, camel and jeep safaris, farm visits, rural games, cultural programmes, haveli competitions and fireworks. Nawalgarh is the central venue of the festival and can be reached comfortably by train and road from Jaipur (140 kms by Road). Nawalgarh also has some of the finest frescoes of Shekhawati. The Clock Tower is a famous landmark and the Roop Niwas Palace hotel occupies a place of pride in the town.