Mehandipur Balaji Temple
|Mahendipur Balaji Ji Temple|
Idol of God Hanuman at the main shrine
|Proper name||Balaji Temple|
|Location||Mahendipur, Todabhim near by Hindaun|
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. The old village Mehandipur is located nearby the small hill. Old village is not well developed.
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.
The temple has been known for many years, for exorcism from evil spirits attachments and black magic or spells. 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.
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  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 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:
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