The Great Mahendipur Balaji's Temple
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 Bheruji Pret
Raj Sankar who holds his court and awards punishment to the malignant spirits, ghosts, goblins, ghouls, evil eyed witches
Shrine of Balaji, Court of Pret Raja, Pooja griha, Bheruji temple are sum 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.
Festivals & Fairs in Temple (Main Events):
Shri Hanuman Jayanti, Krishna Janamashtami,
Jal Jhoolani Ekadashi, Winter Navaratras, Vijaya Dashami or Dashehara, Sharad Poornima, Deepawali, Annakuta, Makar Sankranti,
Shiva Ratri, Holi, Spring Navaratras, Rama Navami etc.
Timings:Other Useful Informations :
Morning Time: Summer: Up to 9.00 pm Evening Time: Winter: up to 8.00 pm
- Location: Ghata Mehandipur
- District: Dausa
- Road Distance from Jaipur: 103 Kms
- Nearest Airport: Sanganer, Jaipur (113 kms)
- Nearest Rly. Station: Bandikui (40 kms)
Balaji temple at Mehandipur in Rajasthan is one such 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 refereed 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.
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 tends 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
Medical science may discard such approach to the ailment as ‘self-deceptions
based on blind faith’, but for the believers, the power of Balaji is something supernatural, something beyond metaphysics