Mehandipur Balaji Temple

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Mahendipur Balaji Ji Temple
Mehandipur Balaji deity
Idol of God Hanuman at the main shrine
Mahendipur Balaji Ji Temple is located in Rajasthan
Mahendipur Balaji Ji Temple
Mahendipur Balaji Ji Temple
Location in, Rajasthan
Mahendipur Balaji Ji Temple is located in India
Mahendipur Balaji Ji Temple
Mahendipur Balaji Ji Temple
Location in, Rajasthan
Name
Proper name Balaji Temple
Devanagari बालाजी मंदिर
Geography
Coordinates 26°56′N 76°47′E / 26.94°N 76.79°E / 26.94; 76.79Coordinates: 26°56′N 76°47′E / 26.94°N 76.79°E / 26.94; 76.79
Country India
State Rajasthan
District Dausa, Karauli
Location Mahendipur, Todabhim near by Hindaun
Culture
Primary deity Hanumanji

Mehandipur Balaji Mandir (Hindi/Rajastani: मेहंदीपुर बालाजी मंदिर) is a noted Hindu temple, mandir in dausa district of Rajasthan, dedicated to the Hindu God Hanuman. The name Balaji is applied to Shri Hanuman in several parts of India because the childhood (Bala in Hindi or Sanskrit) form of the Lord is especially celebrated there. The temple is dedicated to Balaji (another name for Shree Hanuman Ji). Unlike similar religious sites it is located in a town rather than the countryside. Its reputation for ritualistic healing and exorcism of evil spirits attracts many pilgrims from Rajasthan and elsewhere.[1][2] The old village Mehandipur is located nearby the small hill. Old village is not well developed.

Overview[edit]

Mehandipur Bhairavaji idol within the temple

The temple of Balaji built in mehandipur is very famous especially in northern part of india.The first mahant of the temple was shri ganeshpuriji maharaj and the present mahant of the temple shri Kishorpuriji is very strict to follow vegetarian and reading holy books. The temple of shree siyaram bhagvan in front of balaji mandir is very beautiful and the idol of siyaram bhagvan is very beautiful .The person who is suffering from evil spirits (sankatwalas) get relief from distress by the methods like arji,sawamani, darkhast,bhog of bundi ke laddu offering to balaji maharaj, rice and urad pulse to bhairav baba (kotval kaptan,head of army and pretraj sarkar king of evil spirits).Saturday and Tuesday are the busiest day in temple because these both are the days of hanumanji.Some other temples near to the balaji temple are anjani mata temple, Kali mata at teen pahad,panchmukhi hanumanji,ganeshji temple at saat pahad,samadhi wale baba(first mahant),are some important temples in the mehandipur balaji.The prasad from mandir is distributed in nearby schools, colleges, and Hostels and many other public places free of cost.[citation needed]

Research[edit]

The temple has been known for many years, for exorcism from evil spirits attachments and black magic or spells.[3][4] In 2013, an international team of scientist, scholars and psychiatrists from Germany, Netherlands, AIIMS, New Delhi, and University of Delhi started a study to evaluate all aspects of treatment and rituals at the temple.[5]

Location[edit]

Road map to Mehandipur Balaji

The temple is situated in Todabhim, Karauli district near Hindaun City of the Indian state of Rajasthan. The village is situated at the border of two districts- Karauli and Dausa. And the temple is also divided as half and another half in districts by border. The Ram Temple in front of main temple is also divided the same. It is 66  km from Jaipur, The distance of balaji [6] 44 km from Hindaun City railway station and 38  km from Dausa and is quite close to the Bandikui railway station.The distance between bandikui railway station to Mehandipur Balaji Temple[7] is 36 kilometre. The temple is located at 3 km from the Jaipur - Agra National Highway no. 11 from Balaji Mod. This pilgrimage center is the roughly at the following distances from these places:

Mehandipur PrethRaj temple within the complex
City Km
Delhi 255
Rewari 177
Meerut 310
Agra 140
Hindaun City 43
Alwar 80
Bharatpur 80
Shri Mahaveerji 51
Dausa 50
Gangapur City 66
Mahwa 17
Bandikui 32
jaipur 100
Chandigarh 520
Deoband 395
Haridwar 455
Dehradun 488

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References[edit]

  • Dwyer, Graham (2003), The Divine and the Demonic: Supernatural Affliction and its Treatment in North India, Routledge, ISBN 0415297494 
  • Gold, Ann Grodzins (1990), Fruitful Journeys: The Ways of Rajasthani Pilgrim, University of California Press, ISBN 0520069595 
  • Kakar, Sudhir (1982), Shamans, Mystics and Doctors: A Psychological Inquiry Into India and Its Healing Traditions, University of Chicago Press, ISBN 0226422798 , Chapter 3, "Lord of the Spirit World"
  • Satija, D. C.; Singh, D.; Nathawat, S. S.; Sharma, V. (1981), "A psychiatric study of patients atennding Mahnipur Balaji Temple", Indian J Psychiatry, 23 (3): 247–250, PMC 3012952Freely accessible, PMID 22058548 

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