Shyambaba Dwadasi is associated with the Khattu Shyam or Barbareek, the powerful grandson of Bhima and son of Ghatothkacha in the Mahabharat. Shyambaba Dwadasi is observed on all Shukla Paksha Dwadasi or 12th day during the waxing phase of moon. The most important ritual on the day is held at the
Sikar in Rajasthan. Khattu Shyam Temple
Shyambaba Dwadasi is observed annually on the Phalgun Shukla Paksha Dwadasi or the 12th day during waxing phase of moon in Phalgun month.
The day is of great importance to many Hindu communities in
North India. Temples
associated with Khattu Shyam or Barbareek hold special rituals and prayers.