Swami Vivekananda, on his return from America in 1897, reached Khetri for the third time on 12 December 1897. He was accorded with a gala welcome by the then ruler of Khetri, Ajit Singh Bahadur and the people at large at Panna Shah Talab. The public reception was accompanied by a feast amidst dazzlingly illumined town in honour of Swamiji. At the call of Ramakrishna Mission, Khetri, a committee of prominent persons of the town decided to celebrate every year, starting from 2011, the historical day of 12 December as Khetri Virasat Divas. On 12 December 2020, adhering to the Government guidelines regarding covid-19 pandemic, the day was observed by distributing pamphlets about the importance of the day, providing blankets to the poor people and decorating the historic ashrama building by light and banners.