Mehandipur Balaji Temple, Todabhim, Dausa, Rajasthan
|Locale:||Mahendipur, Todabhim near by Hindaun|
|Address:||balaji, Rajasthan, Maruti Nandan Wali Gali, Sharma Mishthan Bhandar Agra Rd, Mehandipur, Todabhim, Rajasthan 303303|
Mehandipur Balaji Mandir is a noted Hindu temple, mandir in Dausa district of Rajasthan, dedicated to the Hindu God Hanuman. The name Balaji is applied to Shri Hanuman in several parts of India because the childhood (Bala in Hindi or Sanskrit) form of the Lord is especially celebrated there. 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. Old village is not well developed.
The temple of Balaji Maharaj built in Mehandipur is very famous especially in northern part of India. The first Mahant of the temple was Shri Ganeshpuriji Maharaj and the present Mahant of the temple Shri Kishorpuriji is very strict to follow vegetarian and reading holy books. The temple of Shri Siyaram Bhagvan in front of Balaji Mandir is very beautiful and the idol of Shri Siyaram Bhagvan is very beautiful.
The person who is suffering from evil spirits (Sankatwalas) get relief from distress by the methods like Arji, Sawamani and Darkhast. Bhog of Boondi ke Laddu offering to Shri Balaji Maharaj, Rice and Urad pulse to Bhairav Baba (Kotval Kaptan, head of army and Shri Pretraj Sarkar, king of evil spirits). Saturday and Tuesday are the busiest days in the temple because both these days are the days of Hanumanji. Some other temples near Balaji temple are Anjani Mata temple, Kali Mata at Teen Pahaad, Panchmukhi Hanumanji, Ganeshji temple at Saat Pahaad, Samadhi Wale Baba (the first mahant), are some important temples in Mehandipur Balaji. The Prasad from Mandir is distributed in nearby schools, colleges, and hostels and many other public places free of cost.
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The temple is situated in Todabhim, Karauli district near Hindaun City of the Indian state of Rajasthan. The village is situated at the border of two districts- Karauli and Dausa. And the temple is also divided as half and another half in districts by border. The Ram Temple in front of main temple is also divided the same.