Khatu Shyam Jayanti, first appearance day of Baba Khatu Shyamji, is observed in Kartik Month. In 2017, Khatu Shyam Jayanti date is October 31.
The Ekadashi and Dwadashi of the Shukla Paksha of every month in the Hindu calendar is of special significance to the temple. This is because Barbarika was born on the 11th day of the bright half of the month of Kartika, and he donated his head (Sheesh) to Krishna on the 12th day of the bright half of the month of Phaagun on Tuesday.
Darshan on these two days is therefore considered auspicious and devotees come in their thousands every month. The temple remains open throughout the night that falls between these days. Night-long Bhajan sessions are organised since devotees traditionally pass the night in singing the praises of the Lord.
Devotees organise Bhajan programmes and invite Bhajan singers to sing devotional songs.