Salasar balaji

“To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances; to seek him, the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.”
– Raphael Simon
Human belief in god affirms security. Hindus suppose Lord Hanuman is curer in hard times. Their devotion and love for deity can be seen in beautiful Salasar Balaji Temple at Churu district of Rajasthan.
Salasar Balaji is an aged shrine, almost 262 years old. According to temple management the shrine was established on Saturday, the ninth day of bright half (shukla paksh) of Hindu month “Shravan” in 1754 AD. It took 2 years to complete the construction. The temple is one of the most popular Hanuman Temples of Rajasthan. It is considered as Shakti Sthal (place of power). The virtuous temple is situated in middle of lot of options to stay, eat and shop.
Legend of Balaji
There is couple of stories about the origin of temple and establishment of deity. Some proclaim that the idol was discovered under soil by a Ginthala Jat farmer of Asota while ploughing. It is said that this news reached the Thakur of the village and that night Thakur dreamt balaji ordering to send the idol to Salasar in Churu District. On the same night balaji appeared in dream of his devotee, Mohandas Maharaj in Salasar. When thakur came to know this, every one believed in the divine power of Hanuman ji and thus brought the idol to Salasar and built temple.
Another school of thought narrates little different version of the story. The thakur brought the idol to Salasar along with two bulls. He placed the idol on bullock cart and left them in open field. The temple was ought to build on the place where cart stopped. This place is present day Salasar.
Mohandas Maharaj founded, constructed the holy place with mud and stone initially. Later Jagirdar Rao Devi Singh of Sikar modulated it in concrete. The huge temple complex in its present form is shaped by the descendents of Mohandas Maharaj, named Kaniram and Ishwardas.
Salasar Balaji Dham is famous for its unusual statue. Unlike the normal image of Hanuman the orange god figure bears moustache and beard on it round face. White marble is used for floors, gates and other build. The beautiful marble carved entrance gate gives way to richness of devotion as well as material affluence. The walls of entire circulatory path are covered with embossed images of lord Hanuman in silver. Opulent glass mosaic patterns are stunning.
It is a site of devotion and faith, devotees have dense conviction that miracle would happen to them and all their wishes will be fulfilled.
The Balaji temple attracts innumerable pilgrims throughout the year from every corner of India. The obsession of worshippers reaches new length in Sharad Poornima Fair. During this time the campus bath in dazzling lights and decorated with nail-biting hi-tech arrangements.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *