Salasar Balaji

On Saturday, Shravan Shukla-Navami -Samvat 1811, a miracle transpired. A Ginthala-Jat farmer of village Asota in district Nagaur of Rajasthan was ploughing his field. Unexpectedly, the plough was hit by a particular stony thing and the sound - thlikk ... was created. He dug up the soil of that place and found an idol covered with sand. His wife reached there with his lunch packet. The farmer showed the idol to his wife. She wiped the idol with her sari (dress). The idol was that of Balaji i.e. Lord Hanuman. They bowed their heads with devotion and worshipped Lord Balaji.

The news of appearance of Lord Balaji spread in the village Asota immediately. The Thakur of Asota also heard the news. Balaji ordered him in the dream to send the idol to Salasar in the Churu district. The same miraculous night, a devotee of Lord Hanuman, Mohan Dasji Maharaj of Salasar saw Lord Hanuman or Balaji in dream. Lord Balaji told him about the idol of Asota and immediately sent a message to Thakur of Asota. The thakur was surprised to know - How Mohandasji knew minor details without coming to Asota? Lord Hanumanji had appeared for its utmost devotee-Mohandasji. Certainly it was the kindness of Lord Balaji bestowed upon his devotee. Mohandasji spent the most memorable times with Balaji. It is believed that Mohandasji spent his whole youth with Balaji as a friend and took samadhi(alive burial). The idol was sent to Salasar and was permanently affixed at the place known as Salasar Dham.

Dhunia of Mohandas ji is the place where the holy fire lit by great devotee Mohandas ji is still burning. The devotees take holy ashes from here. It's in the Balaji temple jai hanuman.
Sri Mohan Mandir is situated near Balaji temple. The footprints of Mohandasji and Kanidadi are found there. This place is the samadhi sthal of both holy devotees. The continuous Ramayan reading has been taking place here from last eight years. In the temple premises of Lord Balaji, Akhand Hari Kirtan (Chanting of the name of Rama) is continuing for last 20 years. Such is the miraculous & divine blessing of Balaji that even birds and squirrels join in the Aarti to seek the blessings of Lord Hanumanji. This is an unbelievable sight witnessed by nay devotees.

Who is Lord Hanuman ? Lord Hanuman was born in Anjaneri (now a hilltop temple). Anjaneri is near Triambakeshwar, Nasik - a pilgrim village in Maharashtra State.
He is the son of Anjani and Maruti, born with the blessings of 'Vayu', the wind god (also called Pavan). He is considered to be an avatar (incarnation) of Lord Shiva. He is one of the seven Chiranjivis and the only learned scholar who knew the nine Vyakaranas. He learned the shastras from Suryadev, the sun god. He is well versed with the Vedas and other sacred books.

He has exhibited astonishing physical strength and worked many miracles. His valour, wisdom, knowledge of the scriptures and superhuman strength attracted everybody who came near him. He had extraordinary skill in warfare. He is the chosen messenger of Lord Rama and the minister & messenger of Sugreeva. Lord Hanuman is fast - the most agile and oriented god.
Hanumanji is the symbol of Devotion and Service.

How to get there:
One can either land at Delhi or Jaipur from any part of the country by Rail / Road / Air and from there, one can reach Salasar Balaji.

Salasar is in district Churu (Rajasthan)
Situated at Jaipur - Bikaner highway.
57 kilometres from Sikar and 24 kilometers from Sujangarh.
Salasar is in Sujangarh Panchayat Samity.

Air: Indian Airlines and Jet Air are having flights up to Jaipur, from where it is 3.5 hours drive in Taxi or Bus.
Road: Delhi - Jaipur - Sikar - Salasar Daily bus services from Delhi - Jaipur - Delhi are operated by DTC, Haryana Roadways and Rajasthan Roadways.
From Jaipur: Jaipur - Choumu - Ringas - Sikar - Salasar Balaji (approx. 150 kms.)
Rail: Siker, Jaipur nearest rail head to Salasar Balaji. From Delhi - Jaipur: From Old Delhi Station : Ashram Exp., Ahmedabad Delhi Mail, Inter-city Exp. From New Delhi Station : Ahmedabad Rajdhani Exp. (Sat), New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabadi Exp.
Climate: The climate of Rajasthan can be divided into four seasons: Summers, Monsoon, Post-Monsoon and winter.