In this article we are going to share information about Salasar balaji or Salasar dham. Salasar Balaji in India is a position of religious significance for the lovers of Hanuman. It is situated in the town of Salasar, on National Highway 65 close Sujangarh in Churu area, Rajasthan. The temple of Balaji, established by Jat, is situated in the middle of Salasar and attracts numerous devotees throughout the year. Huge fairs are composed that draw in aficionados as they pay respect to the divinity.
Salasar Balaji is in a religious circuit, which includes the shrine of Rani Sati Temple, Jeet Mata and Khatushyamji, which are situated close to it. Initially, a small construction, Salasar Balaji temple is now considered as a power station and Swayambhu, which fulfills the wishes of faith, faith, miracles and devotees.
History of Salasar balaji-
There are two stories famous about Salasar balaji temple.
1. One claims to have discovered the site by the Gintala Jats of Asota village in Nagaur district of Rajasthan. Shravan Shukla Navami Samvat 1811 (1754 AD) was a miracle on Saturday. When a Gintala Jat farmer of Asota village was plowing his farm, suddenly a light thing came in the grip and a resonant voice arose. He uncovered the dirt of that place and found a symbol secured with sand. His significant other came to there with his lunch. The agriculturist demonstrated the symbol to his better half. She tidied up the symbol with her saree. The icon was that of Balaji (Hanuman). They bowed their heads with dedication and venerated Balaji. The news of appearance of Balaji before long spread in the Asota town and achieved the Thakur of Asota. That night Balaji appeared in the dream of Thakur and ordered him to send the idol to Salasar in Churu district. On the same night, a devotee of Hanuman, Mohandas Maharaj of Salasar had also seen Hanuman or Balaji in a dream. Balaji told him about the idol of Asota He immediately sent a message to Asota Thakur. Thakur was surprised to know that Mohandas knew slight details without coming to Asota. Certainly this was due to Balaji’s divine powers. The idol was sent to Salasar and is currently known as Salasar Dham.
2. And the second story is, a slightly modified version for the same story indicates that considering the dream of Hanuman’s presence, Thakur of that village ordered Murthy to move to Salasar and kept for religious rituals in the temple. He brought two bulls, placed the idol on his cart and left it in the open courtyard, believing to build a temple at that place, where bulls stopped. The place where the bulls were stopped was given the current name of Salasar. Many villagers, shopkeepers and businessmen moved their life to Salasar and thus became a new village.
Location of Salasar balaji temple-
It is situated in the town of Salasar, on National Highway 65 close Sujangarh in Churu area, Rajasthan.
Rituals of Salasar balaji-
Coconut tying Many rituals and traditions are followed in the temple, the most is followed. In large numbers, devotees make coconut with the moly (holy red thread) in the temple premises. It is widely believed that such practice helps in fulfilling their desires, if done honestly with faith. This practice was originated by Sikar jagirdar Rao Raja Devi Singh. Devi Singh did not have a child. He found out about Balaji and resulted in these present circumstances put and tied a coconut on a tree to satisfy his desire of having a child. He was later honored with a disabled child Rao Raja Laxman Singh following ten months. In this way the custom of binds coconuts to satisfy wishes proceeds at the sanctuary from that time onwards.
Construction of the temple in 1754 AD was done in. Inspired by a strange dream, in which Balaji started the temple’s founder Mohandas Maharaj with the help of a craftsman, Nora and Dawat of Fatehpur Shekhawati. This place was later built in a solid temple with the help of Sikar’s successor, Rao Devi Singh, who contributed to the development of the temple, because once he survived the looting of Dangji-Jawaharji by Balaji’s settlements. Later, inspired by Mohandas’s commitment to Balaji, his relatives Kaniram and Ishwar Das created and redesigned the temple, which took the present kind of temple to the complex.
The temple is open for devotees from 4:00 am to 10:00 p.m. However, on certain occasions like Hanuman Jayanti, the temple is not closed.