About the Temple
Mehandipur Balaji is an ancient temple located in Dausa District of Rajasthan. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. This temple is built at the place where once there was a dense forest. Today, it has become a small town. The temple resides between two small hills. Mehandipur Balaji temple is also known as Ghate-Wale Bala Temple. The Balaji idol is self-constructed with stones of the hill.
A small hole can be seen on the left side of the chest of Lord Shri Balaji from where a water stream flows continuously. The water is collected in a small tank placed at the feet of Lord Balaji .This sacred water is distributed among devotee as Prasad.
According to the history, Mehandipur Balaji temple is nearly thousand years old. The temple construction represents the tradition of Rajput architecture. The temple has four chambers. The idols of Lord Balaji and Bhairav are installed in the first two chambers, respectively. The third and fourth chambers have an idol of Pret Raj. Here, the people who are believed to be under evil spirits or black magic offer prayers to Pret Raj.
The amazing architecture and beauty of this temple attract thousands of tourists. The temple displays the uniqueness, royalty, culture as well as heritage of Rajasthan. Thousands of devotees throng the temple to get rid of evil spirits by the divine power of Lord Balaji.
According to the story behind the Shri Balaji temple, the ancestors of Shri Mahant Ji also known as Ghate Wale Baba Ji saw the three deities in the dreams. Mehandipur Balaji Maharaj Hanumanji had given an indication of a marvelous temple. The place was full of wild animals and in dense and thick forests. Suddenly, Lord Shri Balaji appeared in front of him and ordering him to serve his duty. Hence, the ancestors started worshipping by performing Puja and Arti regularly. Later, the three divine forms of Sri Pret-Raj Sarkar, Mehandipur Balaji, and Sri Bhairav Baba were also found at that place.
A water pot placed at the feet of the deity receives a continuous flow of water from the left side of the chest of Lord Shri Balaji.
It is believed that all type of evil sprints leaves the human body after entering the temple and they can be locked on the temple gates with the help of Locks.
Festivals, Pujas and Celebrations
On Saturdays and Tuesdays hymn are chanted at the Balaji temple.
The festivals of Dussehra, Holi and Hanuman Jayanti are popularly celebrated in the temple.
People throng the temple to get cured of evil attacks, sufferings, and illnesses.
How to Reach
By Road: Dausa is well connected to all the major cities by road.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Bandikui which is 40 km away.
By Air: The nearby airport is Sanganer airport at Jaipur which is 113 km away.