Salasar Balaji

Salasar Balaji or Salasar Dham is a religious place for the devotees of Lord Hanuman ji.[1][2] It is located on National Highway 668 in Churu district of Rajasthan, India.[3] Every year big fairs are organised during the months of Chaitra (March–April) and Ashwin (September - October). The Hanuman Temple is situated right in the heart of Salasar town.[4]

Salasar Balaji
Salasar Balaji
Salasar balaji 02.jpg
Statue of Lord Hanuman in the temple
Religion
AffiliationHinduism
DistrictChuru
DeityHanuman
Location
StateRajasthan
CountryIndia
Salasar Balaji is located in Rajasthan
Salasar Balaji
Salasar Balaji Temple Location in Rajasthan
Geographic coordinates27°43′N 74°43′E / 27.72°N 74.71°E / 27.72; 74.71Coordinates: 27°43′N 74°43′E / 27.72°N 74.71°E / 27.72; 74.71
Website
https://shreesalasarbalajimandir.com

LocationEdit

Salasar is a part of Churu district in Rajasthan and is located on the Jaipur-Bikaner highway.[5]

Establishment of templeEdit

A story is prevalent in the context of this temple. According to local legend, a long time ago in the village of Asota, Rajasthan, a farmer's plough collided with an object while ploughing, and stopped there. When the farmer looked, he saw some stone was there. The farmer started digging, and an idol of Balaji or Hanuman was found. At the same time the farmer's wife also came in the fields with the lunch for farmer. In his lunch his wife made the Churma of Bajra. The farmer indulge Churma to Shree Balaji Maharaj. And from the time and till now it is ritual to indulge Bajra Churma to Shree Balaji Maharaj. The day was Saturday and it was Navami (9th day) of Shravan month (July–August) in the bright half (first fortnight). The farmer told the people about this incident.[citation needed]

It is said that the landlord in that place also had a dream on the same day. In the dream, Lord Hanuman ordered him to install the idol in a Mandir in Salasar. On that same night, another person by name Mohandas - a resident of Salasar - was also ordered by Lord Hanuman in a dream to establish his presence by taking the idol from Asota to Salasar.[6][7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ GANGASHETTY, RAMESH (30 October 2019). THIRTHA YATRA: A GUIDE TO HOLY TEMPLES AND THIRTHA KSHETRAS IN INDIA. Notion Press. ISBN 978-1-68466-134-3.
  2. ^ Saluja, Kuldeep (13 March 2021). Impact Of Vaastu On Nations, Religious & Historical Places. Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd. ISBN 978-93-90504-86-2.
  3. ^ "Rajasthan Pilgrimage/Hindu Temples/Salasar Balaji". Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  4. ^ Butcher, James N.; Mineka, Susan; Hooley, Jill M. (2017). Abnormal Psychology. Pearson India. ISBN 978-93-325-8746-5.
  5. ^ "As Gehlot firefights, Sachin Pilot remembers Salasar Balaji temple". Free Press Journal.
  6. ^ "Salasar Balaji Temple Rajasthan - Rajasthan Tourism". tourism.rajasthan.gov.in.
  7. ^ https://churu.rajasthan.gov.in/content/dam/doitassets/Churu/Salasar%20Balaji.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  8. ^ https://shreesalasarbalajimandir.com/