The fair and festival is held in memory of the sacrifice made by Barbareek – the powerful grandson of Bhima and son of Ghatothkacha who had to align with Kauravas. But
Krishna did not
want this to happen so he asked for the head of Barabareek. The young warrior
immediately agreed to it. Krishna blessed
Barbareek that in Kali yuga he will be worshipped just like Sri Krishna.
Built around 1000 years ago, the temple is noted for its architecture. Paintings based on stories from Puranas and Epics adorn the walls of the temple.
Thousands of people arrive from various states in
abroad to participate in the Phalgun Shukla Paksha Ekadasi festival. India
The temple is located around 65 km from Sikar and 80 km from Jaipur.