Few hundred years ago Khed was the capital of the Rathores of western Rajasthan, whose influence extended over the entire region. It was at the beginning of the 13th century that the Rathore king Rao Sihaji and his son Ashthanji conquered Khed and the adjoining area of Meva.
Situated on the banks of the Luni river the town houses four Hindu temples, the most exquisite of whom are the Ranchor Rai Mandir. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu (the Preserver in the holy trinity of Hindu gods), the temple houses a mouldering image of a Hindu deity which looks as if it might collapse any minute.
At the gate is an image of Garuda (an eagle which is Lord Vishnu's carrier). The Hindu temple was in a very decrepit condition a few years ago but extensive repairs have been carried out lately and it has been modernised. Other smaller temples in Khed are dedicated to the other two Hindu gods making up the Hindu holy trinity, Shiva the Destroyer and Brahma the Creator.
Also while in Khed, do not omit to seek an audience with Bhuriya Baba and Khediya Baba, the local seers. They will provide you with thoroughly entertaining wisdom and wit at their disposal.