Salasar Balaji is a religious place for the devotees of Lord Hanuman. It is located in Churu district of Rajasthan. Salasar Dham is visited by innumerable Indian devotees throughout the year. Every year big fairs are organized on Chaitra Purnima and Ashwin Purnima. At this time six to seven lakh people gather here to see Balaji. It is the only Balaji temple in India which has Balaji’s beard and mustache. The rest of the face has a vermilion to increase Ram’s age in Ram Bhakti. It is said that this temple was built by Muslim artisans, the chief of which was Noor Mohammad and Dau from Fatehpur. Hanuman Seva Samiti manages the temple and fairs. There are many dharamshalas to stay here and many refreshments (restaurants) for eating and drinking. The Sri Hanuman Temple is located right in the middle of Salasar town. At present, the Salasar Hanuman Seva Samiti has made good arrangements for seeing the number of devotees growing.
Salasar town is a part of Churu district in Rajasthan and is located on the Jaipur-Bikaner highway. It is located 57 km from Sikar, 24 km from Sujangarh and 30 km from Laxmangarh. Salasar town comes under the jurisdiction of Sujangarh Panchayat Samiti and is well connected to Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner by regular bus service of Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation. Indian Airlines and Jet Air services which fly to Jaipur take 3.5 hours to reach Salasar by bus or taxi from here. Sujangarh, Sikar, Didwana, Jaipur and Ratangarh are the nearest railway stations to Salasar Balaji.
The town is about 140 km from Pilani city, where (Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani / Birla Institute of Technology and Science) is located.
Salasar Balaji Mandir Churu Rajasthan
Shravan Shuklapaksha Navami, Samvat 1811 – A miracle happened on Saturday. A Ginthala-Jat farmer from Asota village in Nagpur district was plowing his field. Suddenly, some rocky thing hit his plow and a buzzing sound was produced. He dug the soil of that place and found two idols soaked in mud. His wife reached there with food for him. The farmer showed the idol to his wife. She cleaned the idol with her sari (dress). This idol was of Balaji Lord Hanuman. He bowed his head with devotion and worshiped Lord Balaji. The news of the appearance of Lord Balaji spread to the village of Asota immediately. Thakur of Asota also heard this news. Balaji came in his dream and ordered him to send this idol to Salasar in Churu district. That same night, Mohan Dasji Maharaj of Salasar, a devotee of Lord Hanuman, also saw Lord Hanuman i.e. Balaji in his dream. Lord Balaji told him about the idol of Asota. He immediately sent a message to Thakur of Asota. When Thakur came to know that Mohan Dasji had some knowledge about this without coming to Asota, he was surprised. Certainly, all this was happening only by the grace of Almighty Lord Balaji. The idol was sent to Salasar and this place is known today as Salasar Dham. The second idol was installed at Pabolam (Bharatgarh), 25 km from this place. The ceremony was held in the morning in Pabolam and in the evening on the same day in Salasar.
Mohandas Ji’s Dhunia is the place where the holy fire was burnt by the devotee of the great Lord Hanuman, Mohandas Ji, which is still burning today. Hindu devotees and pilgrims take the holy ash from here. Sri Mohan Temple is located very close to Balaji Temple, it is famous because the footprints of Mohandas ji and Kanidadi are still present here. This place is considered the tomb of both these holy devotees. Ramayana is being continuously recited here for the last eight years. In the temple premises of Lord Balaji, the name of Akhand Hari Kirtan or Rama is being continuously chanted continuously for the last 20 years. The temple of Anjani Mata is located two kilometers from Salasar Dham towards Laxmangarh. Anjani Mata was the mother of Lord Hanuman or Balaji. The Goolavadi Shyam Temple is also located within a kilometer from Salasar Dham. Since the time of Mohandas ji, two bullock carts have been kept here in the premises of Balaji temple. The Shyanan Mata Temple, which is situated on a unique hill in the desert about 15 km from here, is believed to be an 1100 year old temple, also worth visiting.
The festival of Shri Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated every year on Chaitra Shukla Chaturdashi and Poornima. On this occasion of Sri Hanuman Jayanti lakhs of devotees from every corner of India reach here.
Fairs are organized on Ashwin Shuklapaksha Chaturdashi and Poornima and a large number of devotees also reach these fairs. The fairs organized on Bhadrapada Shuklapaksha Chaturdashi and Purnima are also attractive like other fairs. Free food, sweets and beverages are distributed on these occasions.
The Salasar Balaji temple is maintained by the Mohandas Ji Trust. The Salasar Trust provides a lot of facilities for the town of Salasar, such as electricity is provided to the town from the temple’s generators, filtered clean water is made available to the people of the town.