According to the Hindu religion, Khatu Shyam Ji had received a boon from Shri Krishna in Dwapar Yuga that he would be worshiped by his name Shyam in Kali Yuga. Lord Shri Krishna Ji was very pleased with this great sacrifice of Barbaric and he gave a boon that as soon as Kali Yuga descends, you will be worshiped in the name of my Shyam. Your devotees and devotees will be saved only by chanting your name with a true heart. If they worship you with true heart and love, then all their wishes will be fulfilled and all their work will be successful hence they have been awarded the slogan ‘Hare Ka Sahara‘.
This unique story of Shree Shyam Baba begins with the medieval Mahabharata and before that he was known as Barbarika. He is the son of Ghatotkacha, the son of the very powerful and mace-wielding Bhima, and Morvi, the daughter of the demon Moor. He was a very brave and great warrior since childhood. He learned martial arts from his mother and Shri Krishna. He pleased Mother Nav Durga by doing severe penance and received three unfading arrows in the boon; In this way, he is famous by the name of three arrows. Lord Shri Agnidev Ji himself was pleased and gave him a bow, which was able to make him victorious in all three worlds.
You will get only the idol of Baba Khatu Shyam’s head but his complete statue can be seen in Salhawas Shyam temple. It is said that this statue of his is very old. From whose sight you will feel that Lord Shree Shyam is watching you himself. You will get to see the supernatural form of Lord Shree Shyam in this statue. This statue of Shree Shyam is amazing and unique. All your bad work will be done by its mere sight. This temple is established in Salhawas village of Jhajjar district of Haryana state.