Salasar Balaji – Hanuman temple

    
Salasar Balaji

Salasar Balaji is very significance religious place in India for the followers of lord Hanuman. It is situated in Salasar a small town in Churu district of Rajasthan. Salasar mandir is situated in the heart of Salasar town and centre of attraction for innumerable worshippers all over the year.



A huge fair is organized every year On Chaitra Purnima and Ashvin Purnima which millions of followers trip as they pay honour to the deity of Salasar Balaji.

Salasar Balaji is the sacred course that includes the pilgrim centers of Rani Sati Temple and Khatushyamji, both are situated close to it. At starting a small erection, the temple of Salasar Balaji is now famous with name of Shakti Sthal and Swayambhu by devotion, faith, miracles and wish fulfilments of the followers.

Legend

salasar balaji templeIt is claims the site of Salasar Balaji was searched by Ginthala Jat from Asota a small village of Nagaur district in Rajasthan. One day wonder happened on Shraavana shukla Navami samvat 1811 (1754 AD). A Ginthala Jat’ plough suddenly was strike by stony thing during ploughing his field and a resonating sound was generated. He dug up the earth of that location and got an idol enclosed with soil. Very soon Ginthala’s wife came there with his lunch. The farmers told his wife about finding of Balaji statue and show her. She removed dirt from statue.It was the idol of Balaji. They bowed their heads in front of statue and paid their homage to Balaji. The news of Balaji statue instantly spread among Asota villagers and later to the Thakur of Asota. Same night Balaji emerged Thakur’s dream and asked him to take the idol to Salasar in the Churu district. At same night a follower of lord Hanuman, Mohandas Maharaj from Salasar also saw Balaji in his dream too. Balaji acknowledge him about the statue of Asota. He instantly sent a message to the Thakur of Asota. The thakur was stunned to get that Mohandas knew even minor details while not coming back to Asota. For sure it had been thanks to the divine powers of Balaji. The idol was sent to Salasar and was consecrated at the place presently recognized as Salasar Balaji Dham. A slightly customised version to an equivalent story indicates that upon seeing the dream of look of the Hanuman, the Thakur of that village ordered the idol to be shifted to Salasar and placed at the temple for the spiritual rituals to be performed. He brought 2 bulls, placed the idol on its cart and left them within the open courts basic cognitive process to construct the temple at the place wherever the bulls would stop. The place wherever the bulls stopped was given this name of Salasar. several of the villagers, shopkeepers and traders shifted their living to Salasar and so a brand new village was formed.

Temple
salasar balajiThe vital divinity of the temple is Hanuman who gets worship of a large number of followers here alongside different divinities. The statue of Balaji here is unique in relation to all different icons of Hanuman. Dissimilar to different projections and idols of Hanuman, Salasar Balaji have round face with mustache and facial hair making it the most one of a kind symbol among alternate symbols of Hanuman everywhere throughout the world. It is accepted that drinking water of the wells of the Salasar is because of the blessings of the Balaji.

Construction
The Salasar Balaji Temple was developed on the ninth day the splendid a large portion of Shraavana in the samvat 1811 (1754 AD). Propelled by the interesting dream and the unexpected appearance of Balaji in the dream, the founder of the Salasar Balaji temple Mohandas Maharaj, got built a mud-stone temple at first with the assistance of Muslim experts Noora and Dau of Fatehpur Shekhawati. The spot was later formed into a cement temple with the assistance of the successor of Sikar Jagirdar Rao Devi Singh who helped in the development of the Salasar Balaji Temple as he was once spared from the plunder by Dungji-Jawaharji by the gifts of Balaji. Later, propelled by Mohandas’ dedication towards Balaji temple, his relatives Kaniram and Ishwardas created and revamped the temple which took the present type of a huge temple complex. A patta of the area was made for the sake of Salasar Balaji in the presence of Shobhasar Thakur Dhiraj Singh, Salasar Thakur Salim Singh and senior citizens of Tetarwal Jats.

Sawamani

The other wide followed observe is that the giving of food (weighing up to fifty kg) by the devotees to their spiritual being, said as Savamani. The term “Savamani” springs from the word “Sava” that means one and 1 / 4 in Hindi and also the word “Mun” or “Maund”, a unit advisement regarding forty weight units; so adding the overall up to fifty kg. tho’ the food is generally ready by the cooks of the temple kitchens, the method is currently being outsourced to many independent shopkeepers & food-caterers owing to the increasing variety of offerings every day. Many delicacies like decaliter, Baati, Churma, Boondi, Peda & Laddu is chosen for Savamani. The food when 1st being offered to the spiritual being, is later used as a part of family celebrations, distributed over to family and relatives or given to the poverty-stricken.

Managed By Sewa Smiti

Salasar Balaji-murtiWorship of Salasar Balaji is administrated by Brahmins pujari of Dadhich clan and temple is run and managed by the Hanuman Sewa Smiti trust. They take all responsibility to organize fairs, provide facilities to followers, maintenance temple building, charitable hospitals and water supply. There have been many Dharamshalas constructed by Sewa Smiti for visitors.

Importance of Tying coconut

salasar balaji coconuttyingSo many religious activities and traditions played at the Salasar Balaji temple, the generally followed is the tying the coconuts wrapped with moli in the temple premises by the pilgrims. It is generally supposed to that this approach help devotee to please the God to get their wishes completed, if done with honest faith. This conviction was started by Rao Raja Devi Singh, the Jagirdar of Sikar to become father of Son. Devi Singh failed to have a son. He detected concerning Balaji and came to the current place and tied a coconut on a tree to meet his would like of getting a son. He was later blessed a unfit son Rao Raja Laxman Singh once 10 months. Therefore the custom of attachment coconuts to meet desires continues at the temple from that point on wards.

Festivals

Sri Hanuman Jayanti (Chaitra Shukla Chaturdashi and Purnima)
Lacs of devotees of Balaji reach here on Sri Hanuman Jayanti from around the country. Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated by Hindu people in India to honour the birth of Hindu Lord, Hanuman. It is celebrated every year in the Hindi month of Chaitra (Chaitra Pournima) on 15th day of the Shukla Paksha.

Lord Hanuman, a devoted follower of the Hindu Lord Rama, is worshipped around the India by the Hindu religion follower for his profound devotion to the god Rama. On Hanuman Jayanti celebration day, all the Hanuman temples get full of crowd as people started pay their homage from early morning after a sacred bath. Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated with great passion by the people of Hindu religion as a significant festival of the Hindus. It is a great Hindu ritual celebrated in cultural and conventional way.

Ashwin Shukla Chaturdashi and Purnima
Lacs of worshipper visit to Salasar to view the God Balaji.

Bhadrapad Shukla Chaturdashi and Purnima
This fair is in as attractive as the rest fairs. Free food and sweet drinks are distributed.

Lord Hanuman famous Temples

  • Khole ka Hanuman ji
  • Balaji Hanuman Temple, Mehendipur
  • Bhimsar Balaji temple
  • Hanumangadhi temple, Ayodhya
  • Hanumandhara, Chitrakut
  • Sankatmochan Temple, Banaras
  • Shri Hanuman Temple, Jamnagar
  • Mahavir Hanuman Temple, Patna
  • Hanuman Temple, Allahabad
  • Shri Panchmukh Aanjanayar Swami Ji, Kumbhkonam
  • Shri Kashtbhanjan Hanuman Temple, Sarangpur
  • Jhakhu Temple
  • Sri Nettikanti Anjaney, Ananthapur Dist, Andhra
  • Gandi Veera Anjaneya of Gandi, Cuddapah, Andhra
  • Sri Veera Anjaneya temple, Chittoor, Andhra

 

Temple Timing

The temple open time is from early morning 4:00Am to 10:00PM in the night. There are many occasions like some festival and Hanuman Jayanti when millions of visitors come to temple. During festive time temple does not close.

How to reach Salasar:

One can either arrive at Delhi or Jaipur from any piece of the nation by Rail/ Road/ Air and from that point, one can arrive at Salasar Balaji.

Location:

Salasar is small town in Churu district (Rajasthan) Situated at Jaipur -Bikaner roadway. 57 kilometers from Sikar and 24 kilometers from Sujangarh. Salasar is in Sujangarh Panchayat Samity.

Air :
Indian Airlines and Jet Air are having flights up to Jaipur, from where it is 3.5 hours drive in Taxi or Bus.

Road :
From Delhi :
Delhi – Jaipur – Siker – Salasar
Daily bus services from Delhi – Jaipur – Delhi are operated by DTC, Haryana Roadways and Rajasthan Roadways.
From Jaipur :
Jaipur – Choumu – Ringas – Siker – Salasar Balaji (approx. 150 kms.)

Rail :
Siker, Jaipur nearest railhead to Salasar Balaji.
From Delhi – Jaipur :
From Old Delhi Station : Ashram Exp., Ahmedabad Delhi Mail, Inter-city Exp.
From New Delhi Station : Ahmedabad Rajdhani Exp. (Sat), New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Exp.