Salasar Balaji - Infinite Blessings, Limitless Devotion

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Discover the spiritual power, aura, glory, and divine energy of Salasar Balaji Temple. It is a unique and sacred place that attracts devotees from all over the world. 


Story of Salasar Balaji

Pandit Lacchiram Ji Patodiya was a resident of Rulyani village of Rajasthan.

Mohandas Ji was his youngest son.

Right from childhood, Mohandas Ji showed a saintly nature.

You used to enjoy bhajan, kirtan, and being in the company of noble people.

Astrologers predicted that he would become a famous saint one day.

Mohandas Ji had a sister called Kanhi.

She got married in the village of Salasar.

As soon as she gave birth to her first child Uday, she became a widow.

Mohandas Ji came to Salasar to help out his sister and nephew.

Through hard work, he got good harvests from their field.

Uday grew up and got married.

One day, Mohandas Ji and Uday were working in the field.

Suddenly Mohandas Ji felt as if someone snatched the axe from his hand and threw it away.

Mohandas Ji went and picked it up.

Again, it was snatched and thrown away.

This kept on happening.

It was as if someone was playing with Mohandas Ji.


In the evening, Uday reported this to his mother.

She thought of getting Mohandas Ji married lest he gets more and more into the spiritual world.

When Mohandas Ji came to know about this, he told that whoever they intend to get him married to will die.

It happened exactly like that.

After that, Kanhi dropped the idea of his marriage and left him alone.

Mohandas Ji decided to continue to be a brahmachari.


One day, Kanhi was serving Mohandas Ji and Uday food.

A sadhu came to their doorstep and called out for bhiksha.

Kanhi took a bit of time to reach the doorstep.

She could only see a shadow disappearing; the sadhu was gone.

Mohandas Ji also came running.

He could sense that it must have been Balaji.

Kanhi regretted that she delayed attending the sadhu.

She wanted to get darshan of Balaji.

Mohandas Ji told her to wait patiently.


After about a couple of months, the same sadhu came back.

Mohandas Ji went running to the doorstep.

The sadhu was gone.

Mohandas Ji went after him and fell at his feet.

He apologized for his delay.

Balaji assumed his original form (Hanuman Ji).

Then he told Mohandas Ji, ‘I am happy with your devotion.’

‘Ask for whatever you want.’

Mohandas Ji said, ‘My sister Kanhi also wants to get your darshan.’

‘I will come home and accept mishri, kheer, and churma from you.’

Mohandas Ji brought Balaji home.

He and Kanhi offered him food with great respect.

Balaji took rest for a while after the meals.

Then he told Mohandas Ji, ‘I shall continue to stay in this Salasar Village.’

‘I shall graciously accept whatever my devotees offer them.’

‘I shall bless them and give them relief from their problems.’

Saying so, Balaji disappeared.


After this, Mohandas Ji started observing tapas under a Shami tree.

The villagers called him Bawaliya (crazy).


One day, a boy climbed on top of the tree and started plucking fruits.

Some fruits fell on Mohandas Ji.

This woke him up from his meditation.

He told the boy to come down.

The boy said, ‘My mother told me not to come here but my father insisted.’

Mohandas Ji said, ‘Tell your father that whoever would eat fruits from this tree would die.’

The boy’s father did not listen and ate the fruits.

He died.

People acknowledged Mohandas Ji’s supernatural power and started giving him respect.


Once, there were marks on Mohandas Ji’s body as if someone had punched him.

Later on, it was realized that the punches were given by Balaji.

They both used to amuse themselves by fighting and wrestling.

Mohandas Ji became very famous and people started coming to get his darshan from faraway places.


In those days, Salasar was under the rule of the Bikaner kingdom.

Thakur Dheeraj Singh used to be the administrator for Salasar.

One day, he came to know that a big gang of dacoits was about to attack Salasar,

He had a small number of soldiers with him.

There was not enough time to get back up from Bikaner.

So he along with Thakur Salam Singh of Salasar went to Mohandas Ji seeking his intervention.

Mohandas Ji told, ‘Take the name of Balaji and cut their flag.’


The Thakurs and their soldiers focused only on reaching the flag of the dacoits and cutting it.

As soon as the flag was cut, the chief of the dacoits fell at the feet of Dheeraj Singh.

Mohandas Ji became even more famous.

He decided to build a temple for Balaji at Salasar.


Salam Singh’s father-in-law, Champawat lived in Asota village.

A farmer in that village was plowing his field.

He got an idol from the field.

He just kept it aside and continued his work.

Soon, he had a terrible stomachache.

He started rolling on the ground.

Hearing about this, his wife came to the field.


She saw her husband in terrible pain and the idol kept nearby.

She picked up the idol and placed it under a tree.

Then she cleaned it, offered some bhog, and begged for pardon.

The farmer became all right.


Hearing about this incident, Champawat came there.

He took the idol home.

That night, Balaji came in his dream and told him to send the idol to Salasar.

Mohandas Ji also had a dream.

Balaji told him, ‘To keep my promise to be there forever in Salasar, I am coming to you in the form of an idol.’

In this manner, the idol of Balaji was installed at Salasar on a Saturday, Shukla Paksha Navami of Shravan in the year 1754.


Originally, the idol was of black granite.

It was of Hanumanji carrying Sri Ramji and Lakshman Ji on his shoulders.

Three days after its installation, Mohandas Ji was immersed in bhajan in front of Balaji.

He unknowingly picked up sindoor and ghee and went on applying it on the idol.

Sri Ramji and Lakshman Ji disappeared from the idol.

Instead, Balaji developed a beard and mustache.

It was exactly like how Mohandas Ji saw Balaji for the very first time.

This kind of idol of Hanuman Ji is unique and it is there only in Salasar.


Darshan Timings

 5.30 a.m. to 8.45 p.m.


Aarti timings during winter

  • Mangala Aarti: 5:30 a.m.
  • Mohandas Ji Aarti: 6:00 a.m
  • Rajbhog Aarti: 10:15 a.m.
  • Dhup Gwal Aarti: 5:00 p.m.
  • Mohandas Ji Aarti: 5:30 p.m
  • Sandhya Aarti: 6:00 p.m.
  • Bal Bhog Stuti: 7:00 p.m.
  • Shayan Aarti: 9:00 p.m.
  • Rajbhog Mahaprasad Aarti (only on Tuesdays): 11:00 a.m.


Aarti timings during summer

  • Mangala Aarti: 5:00 a.m.
  • Mohandas Ji Aarti: 5:30 a.m.
  • Rajbhog Aarti: 10:00 a.m.
  • Dhup Gwal Aarti: 6:30 p.m.
  • Mohandas Ji Aarti: 7:00 p.m.
  • Sandhya Aarti: 7:30 p.m.
  • Bal Bhog Stuti: 8:00 p.m.
  • Shayan Aarti: 10:00 p.m.
  • Rajbhog Mahaprasad Aarti (only on Tuesdays): 10:30 a.m.


Anjani Mata Mandir

The temple of Anajni Devi, the mother of Balaji is also famous at Salasar.

Here, Balaji can be seen sitting on the lap of his mother.

This temple is about 2 km from Balaji temple.

Married women offer coconut and a symbol of suhag here for a happy marriage and pray for a long life for their husbands.


Samadhi of Mohandas Ji

After Kanhi passed away, Mohandas Ji undertook Jeevit-Samadhi.

His Samadhi can be seen near the entrance of Balaji temple.

Samadhi of Kanhi also can be seen nearby.

There is an ever-burning lamp (dhuna) near the temple.

This was lit by Mohandas Ji.

It has been burning unextinguished ever since then.




Where is Salasar Balaji Temple Located?

Salasar Balaji Mandir is in the Churu district of Rajasthan.


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What is Salasar Balaji famous for?

Salasar Balaji is one of the most famous Hindu temples in India. Balaji through his miraculous powers fulfills the desires of his devotees. This is a unique temple where Hanuman Ji can be seen with a beard and mustache.


Can we take Prasad Salasar Balaji?

Yes. Unlike the prasad of Mehandipura Balaji, you can take home the prasad of Salasar Balaji.


Why Hanuman is called Balaji?

Hanuman Ji has performed many miraculous deeds during his childhood such as going after the Sun thinking it to be a fruit. That is why he is lovingly called Balaji.


How is the road from Delhi to Salasar Balaji?

Road condition from Delhi to Salasar Balaji is generally good. The distance is 305 km and it takes about six and a half hours. The route is via NH9, NH709, and NH52.


How to reach Salasar Balaji from Khatu Shyam Ji?

Salasar Balaji is at a distance of 100 km from Khatu Shyam Ji. You can take either bus or taxi.


Which city is near to Salasar Balaji?

  • Sujangarh - 27 km
  • Churu - 76 km
  • Jaipur - 171 km


How to reach Salasar Balaji from Delhi?

  • Take train up to Sujangarh. From Sujangarh, Salasar Balaji is 27 km by road.
  • Take bus up to Ratangarh. Again take bus up to Salasar.
  • Delhi to Salasar by car is 304 km.
  • Take flight up to Jaipur. From Jaipur, take train or bus.


How to reach Salasar Balaji from Jaipur?

  • Take train up to Lachhmangarh Sk. From there, take bus or taxi (36 km).
  • Salasar is a 171 km drive from Jaipur.



What is the difference between Salasar Balaji and Mehandipur Balaji?

Devotees come to Salasar Balaji seeking all kinds of blessings. Mehandipur Balaji is famous for curing mental illness and possession by negative energies.

How far is Khatushyamji from Salasar Balaji?

Khatushyamji from Salasar Balaji is 100 km.


Other than Hanuman Ji, which other God is also known as Balaji?
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