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Khatu Shyam: Why is Khatu Shyam ji called the support of the loser?

Khatu Shyam: Why is Khatu Shyam ji called the support of the loser?

Khatu Shyam: Devotees have deep faith in Lord Khatu Shyam. Actually, there are many temples of Khatu Shyam Ji across the country. But there is a temple of Khatu Shyam in Sikar district of Rajasthan, where a huge crowd of devotees gather every day. This is the most famous temple of Khatu Shyam.

Khatu Shyam is considered to be the most famous god in Kaliyuga. Along with this, he is also considered to be the Kaliyugi incarnation of Lord Krishna. There is a belief among the devotees that Lord Khatu Shyam fulfills all the wishes of his devotees.

Let us know who is Lord Khatu Shyam (Who is Lord Khatu Shyam)

Whom we know today as Khatu Shyam, he was the grandson of Bhima and son of Ghatotkacha among the Pandavas of Mahabharata. His real name was Barbarik. Barbarik had the qualities of a brave warrior since childhood. According to mythology, Lord Krishna had given the boon to Barbarik to be fulfilled in his own name in Kaliyuga. Therefore, today Barbarik is worshiped as Khatu Shyam. Another name of Khatu Shyam is Sheeshdani, Teen Dhaan Dhari and Morchidhari.

Why Khatu Shyam is called ‘Hare ka Sahara’ (Why Khatu Shyam Called Hare ka Sahara)

It is said that Barbarika had sought permission from her mother to take part in the Mahabharata war. But the mother felt that it would be difficult for the Pandavas to win the war since the Kauravas had more forces. Therefore, he took a promise from Barbarik that if he supported the same side in the war, he would be losing.

Barbarik obeyed his mother and promised that he would support only the losing side. That is why Khatu Shyam is called the support of the defeated. Khatu Shyam means, Ma Saivayam defeated: i.e. the one who provides strength to the defeated and disappointed people.

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