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Mehandipur Balaji Temple

Location Dausa District, Rajasthan
Built Spread over the 8th and 9th century.
Dedicated Hanuman, the Hindu God
Significance Famous pilgrimage of the Hindus

How to reach: Mehandipur Balaji Temple is well connected to other places in Rajasthan and neighboring states by road. Buses can be taken from Jaipur or Agra to reach the Balaji Temple crossing.

History Of Mehandipur Balaji Temple

Rajasthan State is termed as the ‘dwelling place of the gods’. Out of the many temples in Rajasthan, the Mehandipur Balaji Temple is one of the most popular ones. It is the belief of pilgrims that they can get saved from black magic as the supernatural power of the deity can cure them. People throng in their thousands to get cured from evil attacks, sufferings, distress and illnesses.

Mehandipur Balaji is a beautiful temple located in Dausa District, in Rajasthan State, India. It is dedicated to Hanuman, the Hindu God. In India, Sri Hanuman is referred to as Balaji in many Indian states. It is closely situated near the Bandikui Railway Station, at a distance of 40 km from Karauli and 99 km away from Jaipur. The Jaipur – Agra national highway is located at a distance of 3 km from the temple. Every day thousands of devotees visit this temple for paying homage to Lord Shri Balaji. People strongly believe that the Lord provides not only ‘riddi and siddi’ but also takes away the ‘sankat’ or troubles. In Dausa, it is voted as the best temple by many of the tourists.

Performing religious rituals, helping the incapacitated and homeless, giving charity, providing fodder for stray animals and cows, supplying water etc are some of the activities of the temple. Some people obsessed with spirits who get violent or are in chains are also seen here seeking relief from evil spirits and pain.

In Hindu mythology, the Lord is a symbol of courage. On Saturdays and Tuesdays, exorcisms are carried out and mantras chanted by priests at the temple to help people get relieved of evil spirits. Dusshera, Holi and Hanuman Jayanti are the three festivals popularly celebrated in Dausa, Rajasthan.

Mehandipur Balaji Temples

Pret Raj Sarkar, Bhairav Ji Temple and the Ghate Wale Baba Ji are the other popular temples to visit here. As per legends it is believed that Sri Mahantji – Ghate wale baba ji had seen a dream, around one thousand years back is which the deity, Mehandipur Balaji Maharaj Hanumanji had given an indication of a magnificent temple with 3 great deities. The indication was that the place was full of wild animals, dense and thick forests. A voice also told him to be prepared for orders from the Lord. Finally after regular ‘sadhana’ or puja he was shown the temple place in the forest and the place where the three divine forms of Sri Pret-Raj Sarkar, Mehandipur Balaji and Sri Bhairava Baba were also found. At the sacred sport, Sri Mahantji started performing aartis and pujas on a regular basis.

Architecture Of The Mehandipur Balaji Temple

It has small pillared balconies in the tradition of Rajput architecture. In fact it is an amazing masterpiece. The superb architectural style and beauty of this temple attracts thousands of tourists all through the year. It displays the uniqueness, richness, royalty, culture as well as heritage of Rajasthan. Thousands of devotees visit the temple to get cured of evil spirits by the divine power. Devotees have faith that they will get saved from unfavorable configurations of the planets on visiting the temple.

How to Reach Mehandipur Balaji Temple

By Air

The temple is well connected to important places like Agra, Jaipur and Delhi by air. After getting off at the airport, there are buses, trains and cars available on hire to reach the temple.

By Rail

There are many trains that are well connected to Dausa, Agra, Bharatpur, Alwar and Jaipur. Bus travel can be then considered from the railway stations to reach the Mehandipur Balaji Temple.

By Road

The temple is connected well by roads with the railway stations. On the Agra – Jaipur highway, buses are frequently available. You can even take a car on hire via Mathura-Bharatpur-Mahwa or Alwar-Mahwa from Delhi to reach Dausa. Buses can be taken from Jaipur or Agra to reach the Balaji Temple crossing.

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