Mehandipur Balaji Mandir (Hindi/Rajastani: मेहंदीपुर बालाजी मंदिर) located in the Indian state of Rajasthan is a mandir dedicated to the Hindu God Hanuman. The name Balaji is applied to Sri Hanuman in several parts of India because the childhood (Bala in Hindi or Sanskrit) form of the Lord is especially celebrated there.

Location

The temple is situated in Dausa district of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is 60 km from Jaipur and 40 km from Karauli and is quite close to the Bandikui railway station. The temple is located 3 km towards the right on the Jaipur - Agra national highway. This pilgrimage center is the roughly at the following distances from these places

About Mehndipur Balaji

Thousands of devotees of Lord Shri Balaji comes every day to Mehandipur Balaji to pay homage. It is the belief that lord Shri Balaji not only cure the "sankat" but also provide "riddi and Siddi". As the legend goes, around 1000 years ago the images of lord Shri Balaji, Shri Pretraj Sarkar and Shri Bhairav dev appeared in the valley of the hills of Arawali range.

The appearance of Lord Shri Balaji in Arawali hills is chamatkar of this saga. Shri Ganesh Puri ji Maharaj was 11th Mahant of this temple. Earlier this area was thick and dense forest, full of wild animals. The ancestor of Shri Mahantji saw the lila of Shri Balaji in dreams indicating three divine deity and magnificent temple. He also heared divine voice ordering "get up and be prepared for my duty". But he was unable to see any one. Ultimately Lord Shri Balaji appeared before him and ordered "Take duty of serving me".

The ancestor of Shri Mahantji started puja and arti regularly. In early days of puja some miscreants tried to dig out the deity but they could not reach the bottom of the statue as it is the part of the hill " Kanak Bhoodharakar Shareera". There is small pot in feet of deity . The water in this pot never dries due to continuous flow of water from left side of chest of statue of lord Shri Balaji .

On reaching Mehandipur Balaji the people come to know how malignant/ evil sprit and black magic cast their spell and how the sankatwalas get relief/cured from sprits and ills.

The disciples are advised not to be fooled by sants and fakirs but contact pujariji in his office.

History of Mehndipur Balaji

According to legend, the present-day forms of the "Divine Trinity" found in the Mehandipur Dham appeared around one thousand years ago in a valley amidst the hills of the Aravali Range. Shri Ganesh Puri ji Maharaj, who was the 11th Mahant of this pilgrimage center used to say that this area was covered by a thick and dense forest, full of wild animals, once upon a time. One of the ancestors of Shri Mahantji had dreams in which Sri Balaji Maharaj had indicated three divine deities and a magnificent temple. He had also heard a divine voice ordering him to get up and be prepared for Sri Balaji Hanuman's duty. He was unable to see any one initially but after years of "Sadhna", Lord Sri Balaji finally appeared and showed him the place in the forest where the temple and the three Divine Forms were found.

That ancestor of Shri Mahantji started "puja" and "arti" regularly at the sacred spot in the forest. In the early days of the religious activities of the first "Mahant", some miscreants tried to dig out the deity but they could not reach the bottom of the statue as it is a part of the hill surrounding the temple compound. There is a small pot at the feet of the "Presiding Deity" and the water in this pot never dries up due to continuous flow of "Blessed Holy Jal" from the left side of the chest of Lord Shri Balaji Hanuman. The "Divine Trinity" in the Mehandipur Dham comprises Pawanputra Sri Balaji Hanuman, Sri Bhairava Baba and "Swayam-Bhu" Sri Pret-Raj Sarkar.

Sri Mehandipur Balaji Temple is situated in Dausa,Rajasthan.Basically Shri Mehendipur Balaji Temple is Lord Hanuman Ji's Temple.Long ago the image of Lord Balaji and that of Pret Raja (the King of spirits) appeared from the Arawali hills. Now people suffering from malignant spirits and black magic or spell get their relief when they make an appeal for relief to Shri Bhairav ji and Shri Pret Raj Sarkar who holds his court and awards punishment to the malignant spirits, ghosts, goblins, ghouls, evil eyed witches etc.Shrine of Balaji, Court of Pret Raja, Pooja griha, Bhairav ji temple and Ram Darbar are some of the spots worth seeing here.

Religious ritualistic performances, charity, feeding the poor, homeless and incapacitated people, water supply for all and fodder for cows and stray animals are the activities of this temple.

Balaji temple at Mehandipur in Rajasthan is very Powerful place. It is believed that the deity in this temple has divine power to cure a person possessed with evil spirit.Hundreds of 'Sankatwalas', as the possessed people are referred to in local lingo, throng to the temple everyday to offer prayers and have 'darshan'. The temple has also become a home and the last respite for the victims.The 'Mahant' of the temple, Shri Kishor Puri Ji, prescribes the treatment. It can include reading holy texts, following a strict vegetarian and simple diet, and even afflicts physical pain to one's body.

One can witness people going through various physical therapies like keeping heavy stones on their body , on arms, legs and chest , to ease their pain. There are others who inhale the smoke that fumes out of the sweet Patasa's kept on smoldering cowpats. The ones with serious case of spirit possession, who tend to get violent, are even shackled in chains within the temple premises.

This may appear a bit anachronistic at the first glance, but thousands of people are believed to have been cured in this way. Festival time (Holi, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera etc) are regarded as the most auspicious time to emancipate from the evil spirit.

Rules and Regulation of SHRI MEHNDIPUR BALA JI DHAM

The legend is that one who goes with a clean mind and respect dos and donts would be cured of any evil spirits or effects that could be affecting a person with or without his knowledge.

When you go to balaji pray to balaji hanuman, pret raj sarkar and bhairav ji that they must cure you of all evil effects and fulfill your wishes. It is as simple as this. There is nothing to be scared of. When you visit the first time you basically take small durkhasta ladoos from any shop outside. Take two containers of these durkhasta laddoos. These are nothing but small 4-5 yellow sweet balls with white round sugar discs and one dark vibhooti disc in each container. The container is made up of leaves and is very light. You can hold both containers in one palm. Just get into the line and when you enter, say it in your mind your name, location you are coming from and that you are entering balaji's court for attendance. One container is for this attendance. The second one is for requesting his help to achieve something or solving your key problems that you might be undergoing in your life. Just ensure that you do not ever touch the contents of these two containers with your hand. This is to avoid getting them soiled as this is the offering you make to the gods. So keep it clean with great respect.

Once you are in the queue, you keep moving as queue moves and once you have entered and made that initial prayer of attendance simply offer the containers in front of the priests that stand in front of three dieties. you go first to balaji diety that looks like of gold and is behind a frame of iron rails. you just show the containers to priest, he picks the offering as much as he wants out of the two containers to add to the fire burning in front of deity. You move with the crowd and then you do same thing with other two dieties. at the end after last offering, simply eat 2 yellow out of the left over bhog in your hand from the 2 containers. There will be more left in your containers even after this. You will see that there are people encircling these 2 containers around their head 7 times while they hold these 2 containers in their hand. You do exactly the same and do 7 rounds as they do and throw it backwards without looking backwards. NEVER LOOK BACKWARDS after that and keep walking out of the temple and then walk out of the area to your bus or car or hotel and get out of the town. The reason for not looking back is this that if there are any evil spirits behind you, they will not follow you and you must not eat anywhere in that area after you have done your prayers. You should simply leave and travel out of that town then. Keep in mind that when you ask for something like a wish or some issue to be resolved do tell balaji that once he grants wishes you will come back again to the temple to offer savamani (done only on tue and sat).

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