A young man died in a stampede late Saturday night at Khatu Shyam ji's fair in Sikar district of Rajasthan. The youth is being identified. According to the police, a youth got buried in the barricading on Saturday night due to overcrowding. He got stuck in the crowd, which suffocated him. On getting information about the death of the youth, people got angry and broke the barricades. The main fair of Ekadashi is on Monday.
The administrative officials present on the spot took the youth to the hospital, where the doctors declared him brought dead. About 25 lakh people have reached the fair in the last five days. In two days on Saturday and Sunday, more than four lakh people came to visit Khatushyam ji temple. Apart from different states of Rajasthan, people from many states of the country are coming to attend the fair. The fair will go on for four more days. Pedestrians are also reaching Khatushyam ji from far and wide. The main fair of Ekadashi will be held on Monday.
Falgun fair is the main fair of Khatushyam ji. This is the main day of the fair on Shukla Ekadashi in the month of Falgun. This fair is organized for about 8 days from Shashti to Dwadashi. The birth anniversary of Shrikhatushyam ji is celebrated on Kartik Ekadashi. Apart from this, festivals like Krishna Janmashtami, Jhul-Jhulaiya Ekadashi, Holi and Basant Panchami are celebrated here with full pomp and gaiety.