Nerul Balaji Temple, Maharashtra

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Balaji Temple Rajagopuram Nerul, Navi Mumbai
Balaji Temple

At Nerul in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra there is a Balaji Temple atop a small hillock near the west side of the Nerul railway station. The main deity is Balaji, in addition Ganapathy, Anjaneyar in sitting (Yoga) posture, Narasimhar and Padmavathy Thayar. There is a sannathy for Ramanujar also. It is learnt that Ganapathy Sannathy in a Balaji temple is unusual as per the practice in South. This may be due to the stature of Ganapathy in Maharashtra. There is a Navagriha Sannathy also in an annexe opposite the temple. The temple also has Rajagopuram approximately 60 feet high. The temple maintains a chappal stand. They also maintain a garden opposite the temple and full of shade-giving trees. There are steps to reach the temple from both the side of the small hillocks. From the rear side of the temple, there is a beautiful view of the famous Palm Beach Road which connects Vashi with Belapur and goes via Nerul. One can also have a panoramic view of the Nerul node of Navi Mumbai including the sea, which is beyond Palm Beach Road.