The Falgun Mela is one the most pious festivals celebrated by the great devotees of Khatu Shyam ji. This Falgun Mela occurs in the month ofFalguna which is generally in the month of Feb or March. It is celebrated 5 days before Holi – The great Indian festival.
2.Khatu Shyam Ji’s story in brief :
For the ones who are oblivious to this fact and do not know about Shri Khatu Shyam ji, Here is a brief story. The history of Shri Shyam originates from the Mahabharata. Bhima was a Pandava prince, whose son Ghatotkacha was the father of Barbarika, hence Barbarika was the grandson of Bhima. Owing to the fabulous chivalry and prowess of Barbarika, Krishna did not want him to participate in the great war. As Barbarika got three arrows and he was asked to help the one who is losing, so when Pandavas were losing, he gave help to Pandavas and when Kauravs were losing, he helped Kauravs. Due to this, it was impossible to get the final result of Mahabharata as neither side was losing. Hence Khatu Shyam ji is also known as HAARE KA SAHARA. So, Krishna begged of him his head which Barbarika gave him without any hitch but on the condition that he be allowed to witness the war. Krishna set up his head on a hilltop and also blessed him that he would be deified and worshipped in Kaliyuga like him and that his worshippers shall have their wishes fulfilled.
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