Salasar Balaji – Famous Temple of Salasar Balaji

Temple of Salasar Balaji:

Salasar Balaji is a temple of Lord Hanuman which is located at Churu, a district in Rajasthan. This temple is centrally located in Salasar town. It is one of the most popular temples of Hanuman in India. Thousands of devotees visit this temple every year. Every year large fairs are organized on Ashwin Purnima and Chaitra Purnima which are visited by more than six to seven lakhs of pilgrims. The management of this famous Salasar Balaji temple and its fairs are looked upon by the Hanuman Sewa Samiti.

Salasar Balaji temple is located at Churu, which is a temple of Lord Hanuman. This temple has an interesting story of its origin and is visited by many followers every year.

The history of this holy Salasar Balaji temple is such that on the Shravan Shukla-Navami-Samvat 1811 there was a Jat farmer from village Asota. While ploughing his field, his plough got hit by something which created a sound. Out of curiosity he dug up the place and found idol which was covered with sand. Soon his wife also accompanied him and cleared off the sand from the idol. They recognized the idol to be of Balaji Lord Shri Hanuman and with full devotion they bowed their heads. Soon the news got spread in the village of Asota and the Thakur of this village also came to know about it. Later in his dream, Balaji ordered him to send the idol to Salasar. In Salasar Mean Das was a devotee of Lord Hanuman and he too saw a dream of Lord Hanuman. Thakur of Asota got the message from Mean Das and was really surprised. Finally the idol of Balaji was established in Salasar.

This sacred Salasar Balaji temple is completely made of silver. One of the amazing features of this temple is that since past 20 years, continuous Akhand Hari Kirtan is going on without any stoppage. Those devotees who want to fulfill their wishes tie red threads on the coconut.

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