The second and last lunar eclipse of the year will begin at midnight on the full moon date of Ashwin month, 28 October 2023. This lunar eclipse will be visible in India also, hence there will be Sutak period on this day. Let us tell you, during the Sutak period, the doors of the temples are closed and only after the Sutak is removed, the doors are opened after consecrating the temple.
In such a situation, people might not know which temples will open and which will remain closed on this lunar eclipse. Let us tell you, the famous temple of Rajasthan, Khatu Shyam will also be closed for a few hours. Not only this, Balaji temple located in Churun district will also be closed on October 28 due to the eclipse. If you are planning to go, then let us tell you when Khatu Shyam will be closed and when it will be opened.
Khatu Shyam will remain closed for 12 hours
Khatu Shyam Temple, a famous place in the district and entire India, will remain closed for about 12 hours. Baba Shyam’s temple will remain closed from 3:30 pm on 28th October to 5:15 am on 29th October. This information was released by the temple committee. The reason for Baba Shyam’s doors remaining closed is the lunar eclipse. The committee says that Khatu will not be able to have darshan of Baba Shyam ji throughout the day in Shyamji temple. After the lunar eclipse is over, the temple will also be opened for public darshan.
Salasar Balaji temple will also remain closed
Salasar temple will also remain closed due to the lunar eclipse. Devotees will be able to have darshan of Salasar Balaji only before the lunar eclipse and in the evening of the next day. According to the information by the temple committee, Balaji temple of Salasar will remain closed for the general public from 4:05 pm on October 28 to 6 pm on October 29. Salasar Balaji temple will also be closed due to Sutak during lunar eclipse.
Best time to visit Khatu Shyam Ji
The best time to visit Khatu Shyam Ji is between October to March. Sikar, located in Rajasthan, experiences very hot summers and the temperature reaches 45-50 degrees Celsius. Mild cold starts in October and during this time tourists are seen the most. You can go here with a pair of clothes.
How to reach Khatu Shyam ji
By Air : The nearest airport is Jaipur International Airport, located about 100 km from Khatu Shyam Temple. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach the temple.
By Train: The nearby railway station is Khatu Railway Station, which is well connected to major cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai. You can take a train to Khatu Railway Station and then take a taxi or auto-rickshaw to reach the temple.
By Road: Khatu Shyam Temple is well connected by road to major cities of Rajasthan and surrounding states. You can take a bus or hire a taxi to reach the temple from cities like Jaipur, Delhi and Ajmer.