Lets explore the most famous temples of Hindu God Hanuman in India in brief in this blog.

Lord Hanuman Temple, Jakku, Shimla
Shri Hanuman Temple, Jakku, Shimla

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Welcome to the world of resolute readings at www.onindianpath.com. Today, I am going to unveil the significance of top Hanuman temples scattered across the length and breadth of India.

Introduction

In Hinduism, most valourous and powerful god Hanuman holds great significance in our lives. He is a popular Hindu god known for his unwavering loyalty, boundless strength and profound wisdom. As per Ramayana, Hanuman depicts as a symbol of courage, protection and devotion.

Apparently, there are countless temples dedicated to Shri Hanuman serve as beacons of faith, drawing devotees from far and wide geographical locations to seek solace, guidance and blessings.Particularly, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, Hanuman temples experience peak rush hours.

Moreover, Lord Hanuman is also called Monkey God. As, he is the son of Vanar raj ( king of Monkeys) Kesari and Anjana mata. His saga is always inspiring to be vigilant, affirmation and responsible bhakt (devotee) of Shri Ram. Lets read on about famous temples of the most powerful god of Hindu religion.

1. Shri Hanuman Temple, Jakku, Shimla

Location : Jakku Hills, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Highlights:

  1. It is an ancient Hanuman Temple located at Jakku hill (highest hills) of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Apparently, this temple has a 108 ft tall statue of the deity.
  2. Moreover, this temple has traces from the Treta yuga. As per Ramayana, when Lakshmana was unconscious, Lord Rama asked Hanuman ji for Sanjivani Booti (an ayurvedic herb). While searching for the herb, Lord Hanuman rested here for a while.
  3. It is well connected by road and one can easily reach the destination by ropeway.
  4. One must visit this temple during Dusshera as it holds a great celebration at the premises.

Timings : 7 am to 8 pm (all seven days a week).

2. Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Varanasi

Location: Banks of Assi River, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Highlights :

  1. Sankat Mochan means reliver from troubles. Hence, Lord Hanuman is given this name as he eradicates all the problems and troubles from the lives of devotees.
  2. Additionally, this temple is crafted at the place where Tulsidas had a vision of Bajrang Bali (another name of Lord Hanuman). Tulsidas was a writer of Ramcharitmanas(Ramayana in Awadhi language).
  3. Apparently, it hosts a grand music and dance concert every year called Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh. Additionally, the festival endeavors to showcase many famous folk and traditional singers and dancers from across the country and its borders.
  4. Although, it is believed that when a person suffers from malice effects of Shani (Saturn) and Mangal (Mars), devotees worship Sankat Mochan for the same.

Timings : 5 am to 10 pm.

3. Mehndipur Balaji, Rajasthan

Location : Dausa district, Rajasthan

Highlights :

  1. Firstly, Bala is the Hindi word refers to the childform of Lord Hanuman.
  2. Next, it is a popular temple deals in ritualistic healings and exorcism of evil spirits( Bhut and pret).
  3. Here, the prasad is offered as arji and swamani.
  4. Indeed, there are three deities in the temple premises, Lord Balaji, Bhairav Baba and Pretraj Sarkar.(https://www.mehandipurbalajidham.com/)

Timings : 7 am to 8 pm (all days a week)

4.Shri Lete Hanuman Temple, Allahabad

Location : Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh

Highlights :

  1. However, the Shri Lete Hanumanji Temple is also known as the Bade Hanuman Temple in Prayagraj. This is one of its kind temples where devotees can find the statue of the deity in a lying position.
  2. Infact, the statue is immersed half in water of Holy river Ganga.
  3. During monsoon seasons, water level rises, it is generally believed that River Ganga tries to touch the feet of deity.
  4. It has idol 8.1 feet below the shrine in the grabhagriha.

Timings : 5 :30 am to 8:00 pm(all seven ays)

5. Shree Hanuman Garhi, Ayodhya

Location : Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh

Highlights:

  1. Certainly, this temple is ancient and holds great significance for devotees.
  2. Indeed, it is believed that after returning from Lanka, Lord Rama gave away this place to Bajrang Bali as a place to reside.
  3. Also there are 76 stairs. This temple holds great relevance for Ram bhakt. Generally, it is believed that Darshana of Shree Ram is incomplete if the devotee does not visit Hanuman Garhi.
  4. Although, it has Nissan ( Flag) which is auspicious and taken out to Ram Janabhoomi whenever a goof work is carried out.

Timings : 4 am to 10 pm

6. Kasht Banjhan Hanuman temple, Gujarat

Location : Shri Kasht Bhanjan Dev Hanumanji Temple, Sarangpur, Gujarat.

Highlights:

  1. Nonetheless, this temple is known for its best ritualistic healing qualities.
  2. Devotees also call the deity as Maharajadhiraj.
  3. Do you know Shanidev is found here as a woman? Yes, you read it right. As we all know that Lord Hanuman is a celibate and stays away from womanhood. Thus, ther eis story behind it. Once, Shanidev was torturing devotees with his cruel nature and punishments, people worship Hanuman ji to save them. Then after, Shani dev thought to take shape of a woman as Lord Hanuman never hits a woman.
  4. On this, Lord Hanuman accepted his apologies a d blessed him that whosoever worship Lord Hanuman, will get the benefits of staying away from cruel eyesight of Shanidev.

Timings : 5: 30 am to 9:00 pm

7. Karmanghat Hanuman ji, Hyderabad

Location : Hyderabad, Telangana.

Highlights :

  1. the presiding deity, Lord Hanuman is sitting in meditation posture hence, given the name Dhyana Anjeya. Angela is the name given to him as he is the son of apsara Anjana.
  2. Infact, there is a legend behind the name kar-man-ghat. Once, King Kakatiya Prola II went hunting in the forest and after some time he rested under a tree. Suddenly, he heard the chanting of the Jai Shri Ram from distance. Thus, he went to look for the source of the voice, he discovered a stone idol of the lord Hanuman. This idol was in seated posture.
  3. At this, King vowed to the deity and paid his respect, he returned back to his capital. At that night, Shree Hanuman appeared in his dream and asked him to construct a temple at the same place. King did so and hence the karmanghat temple was made.
  4. Once, Aurangzeb tried to break down the temple with his army, but he could not enter the temple premises. Whenever, he tried to capture, he heard a voice from heavens saying -Mandir todna hai rajan, to kar man ghat, (meaning- If you want to break down the temple, O King, harden your heart). For further details you can login to official website of the temple.

Timings : 6 am to 9 pm

8. Shri Survachala Sahithya Hanuman temple, Telangana

Location: Khamman District, Telangana

Highlights :

  1. Shree Suvachala Hanuman temple is located at khamman district of Telangana. Additionally, this temple adores the marriage of Lord Hanuman with his wife Suvachala devi.
  2. As Hanman ji is celibate and believed to be celibate for lifelong, it is a more than a astonisihing question. But, yes Lord hanuman married to Devi Survachala in front of God Sun. For Northern Indian , it is an more than a surprise.
  3. Thus, according to the story, Lord Hanuman made Surya Dev his teacher and asked for all the siddhis and gyan. Lord Sun possessed 9 vidyas (divine knowledge) and imparted 5 to Bajrang Bali, but for the remaining divine knowledge, the student had to be married. Hence, god Sun created Devi Survachala out of his glory froom the fire of Havana, whom Hanuman ji then married. Meanwhile, she was pious and not born from a womb, after marriage and attaining of knowledge by Lord Hanuman, she returned to her penance.
  4. However, Lord Hanuman remained Celibate throughout his life.
  5. Devotees celebrate Shuddha Dashami of Jyestha mas as marriage ceremony of Lord Hanuman in this temple.

9. Hanuman Dhara, Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh

Location : Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh

Highlights : 1. Further, there is another ancient famous temple of Lord Hanuman located at the Hills of Chitrakoot.

2. Although, it is believed that Lord Hanuman felt a lot of heat in his body after burning the Lanka. Even, after the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana, Lord Hanuman felt the persistent heat in his body. On this, he urged Shri Ram to relieve from this constant heat. As a result, Lord Rama advised him to go to hills and do worship rituals.

3. As he finished 1008 Ram Raksha Strota, a spring of water came from the top of hill and fell over his body. This water made him comfortable. Since then, this water is called Hanuman dhara.

4. Indeed, there is idol of Hanuman ji and Ganesha at the temple. Also, one can find Sita ki rasoi where, Goddess Sita cooked food for Brahmins.

Timings : open 24 hours

10. Anjeyanadri Hills, Karnataka

Location : Hampi, Karnataka

Highlights :

  1. As per Valmiki Ramayana, Lord Hanumana was born here at Anjeyanadri Hills, now called Hampi Hills at Karnataka.
  2. There is a wide range of mountai s a d peaks to cover.
  3. One can find many small temples at Karnataka of Lord Anjaneya, Lord Hanuman is called Anjaneya as he is son of Anjana Mata.

Conclusion

Lets embark on a spiritual journey to explore some of the most revered and awe-inspiring temples of most powerful god of Hinduism. Thus, each temple we encounter in our blog holds within its sacred precincts a tapestry of legends, rituals and traditions that illuminate the timeless bond between humanity and the divine.

Wish you a blessed time ahead. Keep growing with us.

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