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Anjani Mata

Salasar ‘DHAM’, located in the Churu district of Rajasthan is a religious destination on the Jaipur- Bikaner Highway. The idol of Hanuman in the Salasar Temple is considered as 'Swayambhu' (self creation) and is a major ‘SHAKTI STHAL’ (place of power).

Salasar Balaji is in the Religious circuit of Ranisati Dadiji Mandir (Jhunjhunu), Khatu ShyamJi (Khatu) & Salasar Balaji. These three important pilgrim centers are close to each other and attract millions of people every year.

Connected by the national high way the 165 km drive from Jaipur takes approximately two and a half hours, with plenty of refreshment stops en route. It is also in close proximity to Sikar (57 km) Lakshmangarh (31 km) Sujangarh (27 km).  Mandava and the Simode Fort Resort are two luxury tourist attractions, which are just an hour and a half’s drive from Salasar.

 

History of Salasar Dham

There was a small village called Asota in the district of Nagaur (Rajasthan). The day was Saturday in samvat 1811, and it was the auspicious day of Shravan Shukla-Navami. A Jat farmer was ploughing his field, when all of a sudden the plough hit some thing and the sound – “Thlikk” was heard. He dug that place and found an Idol covered with sand. When his wife reached there with his lunch packet, he showed her the idol. She cleaned the idol with her sari and saw that the idol is of Lord Hanuman. They bowed their heads with devotion and worshipped Lord Hanuman as Balaji.

The news of the appearance of Lord Balaji spread in the village of Asota immediately. The Thakur of Asota also heard the news. In his dream the “Thakur” was ordered by Balaji to send the idol to Salasar. The same night, at Salasar, a devotee of Lord Hanuman by the name of Mohandas saw Lord Hanuman or Balaji in his dream. Balaji told him about the idol found at Asota. Mohandas immediately sent a massage to the “Thakur” of Asota who was surprised as to how Mohandasji knew minor details of the idol of Lord Hanuman without coming to Asota. Certainly it was a kindness of Lord Balaji.

The idol was then sent to Salasar, and is now known as Salasar Dham.

 
Festivals:
The temple of Salasar Balaji was initially as small as a hut. Faith, Belief, Miracles and many a “Mannat” (Wish) fulfillments, have made Salasar Dham a “Shakti Sthal” (A Place of Power) and has become a must visit pilgrimage for all Hanuman Bhakts (Devotees).
 
Around the temple
  • Dhunia of Mohandasji:
    The holy fire lit by Bhakt Mohandasji is still burning. The devotees take holy ashes called “Vibhuti” from here. 
  • Sri Mohan Mandir:
    Near the Balaji temple is the footprint of Mohandasji and Kanidadi. This is the Samadhi Sthal of both the devotees. The Holy Ramayana is being continuously read here since the last eight years.
  • Akhand Hari Kirtan:
    In the temple premises of Lord Balaji. Akhand Hari Kirtan (Chanting of the name of Rama) is also continuing from the twenty years.
  • Temple of Anjani Mata:
    Anjani Mata is the mother of Hanumanji (Balaji). Her Holy temple, also believed to be the home of Balaji is situated one kilometer from the main Salasar Dham Temple on the Lakshmangarh - Salasar Road.
  • Gudavadi Shyam temple:
    This temple is one kilometer from the main Salasar Dham Temple.
 
Festivals:
  • Sri Hanuman Jayanti:
    Chaitra Shukla Chaturdashi and Purnima - Lacs of devotees arrive here on Sri Hanuman Jayanti from every corner of the country.
 

Other Fairs

  • Ashwin Shukla Chaturdashi and Purnima:-
    Lacs of devotees use to come in this fair too.
  • Bhadrapad Shukla Chaturdashi and Purnima :-
    This fair is as attractive as the rest fairs. Free food and sweet drinks are distributed to all.
 
 
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