New Delhi, Table of Spirituality. Khatu Shyam Mandir: Rajasthan’s Khatu Shyam Temple is one of the most famous temples in India. People from other states of India also come here with their wishes. There is a very interesting story behind the appearance of the Khatu Shyam Temple.
Who is Baba Khatu Shyam?
Khatu Shyam is actually Bhima’s grandson and Ghatotkach’s son, Barbarik. He is worshiped in the form of Khatu Shyam. Barbarik had the qualities of a great brave warrior since childhood and had obtained three impenetrable arrows by pleasing Lord Shiva. For this reason, he is also called three arrows.
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Something very special and unique prevails in this temple. It is said that whoever visits this temple sees a new form of Baba Shyam every time. Many people also see a change in their size.
How Barbarik became Khatu Shyam
During the Mahabharata war, Barbarik expressed his desire to go to this war in front of his mother Ahilavati. When his mother gave permission for this, she asked her mother: ‘Who should I support in the war?’ On this question, the mother thought that with the Kauravas there is a great army, great warriors like Bhishma Pitamah, Guru Drona, Kripacarya, Angraj Karna, Pandavas will definitely be defeated in front of them. That’s why she told Barbarik that ‘you should be the support of the one who is losing’.
Barbarik promised his mother that he would do the same and went to the battlefield. Lord Krishna knew the end of the war, so he thought that if Barbaric started supporting Kauravas after seeing Kauravas lose, then Pandavas would definitely lose. Then Shri Krishna disguised himself as a Brahmin and asked Barbarik to donate his head. Barbarik began to think why would a Brahmin ask for my head? Thinking of this, he expressed his wish to the Brahmin to see his royal form. Lord Krishna appeared to him in his great form. At this he drew the sword from him and offered his head at the feet of Shri Krishna. Shri Krishna quickly raised his head with his hand and made him immortal by irrigating him with nectar. He expressed his wish to Shri Krishna to see the whole war, so the Lord decorated his head on the highest hill near the battlefield, from where Barbaric could see the whole war.
How Khatu Shyam Became The Loser’s Support
After the end of the war, all the Pandavas began to take credit for the victory. After all, when everyone came to Shri Krishna for decision, he said, “I was busy myself, so I couldn’t see anyone’s power.” Let’s do this, everyone go to Barbarik.” After reaching there, Lord Krishna asked him about the bravery of the Pandavas, Barbarik’s head replied, “Sir, your Sudarshan Chakra was dancing in war and Jagdamba was bleeding. She was drinking paan, but I didn’t see these people anywhere. Everyone’s eyes lowered after hearing Barbarik’s answer. So Shri Krishna was pleased with him and named him Shyam.
Giving his arts and his powers, Lord Krishna said: “There has not been and will not be a greater giver than you in the barbarian land.” According to the promise given to the mother, you will be the support of the loser. People will get what they ask for after coming to your court.” This is how the Khatu Shyam temple was born.
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