Shyam Baba Jayanti at Kachiguda Shyam Mandir, Hyderabad is one of the famous events celebrated at Hyderabad by Rajasthani and other North Indian communities. In 2014, Shyam Baba Jayanti date is November 3.
Janamdinotsav of Shyam Baba, also considered as Kaliyuga Krishna, are celebrated on two days – November 3 and November 4. These celebrations are also referred to as ‘Shyam Baba Jayanti Bhajan Sandhya Utsav’.
On November 3, Nishan Puja, Chappan Bhog and Prashad distribution are the main events. Nishan Yatra processions are held at Charminar, Old City, Secunderabad, Nacharam and Malakpet.
On November 4, ‘Annkut’ (Samuhika Bhojana Prasad) will be held in the temple.
As per the official website of Kachiguda Shyam Baba Temple, “The 11th & 12th days of the bright half 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 Mangsir on Monday.”