These Hanuman temples are unique: Learn why pilgrims from all over the country throng them

There are lakhs of temples of Hanumanji throughout the country, but some of them have their own specialty due to which the devotees visit them from all over the country. On the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, we are giving you information about some such temples:

Bade Hanuman Temple, Prayagraj

In this temple adjacent to Prayagraj Fort, a statue of Hanuman is installed. This is the only temple in whole India, in which the image of Hanuman is in a lying down position. This statue is about 20 feet long. When flooding occurs during the rainy season and the surrounding areas become submerged, then this statue of Hanumanji is taken away and kept safe. When the appropriate time comes, this statue is restored here again.

Hanumangarhi, Ayodhya

According to religious texts, Ayodhya is the birthplace of Lord Shriram. Here, the most prominent Shri Hanuman temple is famous as Hanuman Garhi. This temple is situated on a high mound in front of Rajdwara. One has to climb 60 stairs to reach the temple of Shri Hanuman. This temple is quite big. There are residential areas around the temple, in which saints and seers live. On the south of Hanuman Garhi there are places named Sugriva Tila and Angad Tila. This temple was established by Swami Shri Abhaayamamdasji almost 300 years back.

Salasar Hanuman Temple, Salasar

This temple of Hanumanji is in Churu district of Rajasthan. The name of the village is Salasar, hence this temple is famous by the Salasar wale Balaji. The image of Hanumanji is beautifully decorated with beard and mustache. This temple is large enough. Dharamshalas are maintained for the travellers to stay around.

Hanuman Dhara, Chitrakoot

This Hanuman temple is situated near a place named Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. The distance of Hanuman Dhara from Sitapur is three miles. On the right side of Hanuman’s huge statue there are two water reservoirs, which are always filled with water. The water of this stream flows by touching Hanumanji. That is why it is called Hanuman Dhara. A story about this place is famous in this way: One day after the coronation of Shriram in Ayodhya, Hanumanji asked Lord Shri Ramchandra – God, tell me a place where the heat of my body can be removed following Lanka Dahan. Then Lord Shri Ram told this place to Hanumanji.

Sankat Mochan Temple, Varanasi

This temple is in Varanasi city of Uttar Pradesh. There is a small forest around this temple. In the courtyard of the temple, the divine statue of Shri Hanumanji is installed. In this statue, Hanumanji is rendering support to the devotees with his right hand and the left hand is placed on his heart. Special aarti and puja ceremony is held on every Kartik Krishna Chaturdashi.

Bet Dwarka Gujarat

Bet Dwarka is considered a part of the ancient city in Indian epic literature Dvārakā, the abode of Krishna, found in Mahabharata and Skanda Purana. Dhwarkadhish Temple and Shri Keshavraiji Temple are major temples of Krishna. Hanuman Dandi and Vaishnav Mahaprabhu Bethak are also pilgrimage places. Sidi Bawa Peer Dargah, Haji Kirmai Dargah and Gurdwara are also situated here. A small temple of Abhaya mata which is situated south side of this island.

Mehandipur Balaji Mandir

Mehandipur Balaji Mandir is a noted Hindu temple in Tonk district of Rajasthan, dedicated to Lord Hanuman. 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 and nearest railway station is Bandikui Jn, 35 km away from temple.