In Indian mythology Lord Hanuman is designated as the god of Kaliyuga, the era in which we are living in, and which is considered as the last of the four stages the world goes through as part of the cycle of yugas described in the Indian scriptures. The other ages are Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga and Dvapara Yuga. Lord Hanuman is worshiped by millions of devotees in India, and he is also called as Balaji. There is another Tirupati Balaji temple in South India, which is the temple of Lord Vishnu. Though there are two famous temples of Lord Hanuman i.e. Balaji in Indian state of Rajasthan; one is called Mehandipur Balaji and another is called Salasar Balaji.
While Mehandipur Balaji is known for the special problems of devotees, which are somehow related to supernatural power and black magic the Salasar Balaji is for overall well being and for wishes to come true. In Mehandipur the idol of Lord is in his childhood state also known as ‘Bal Hanuman’ while in Salasar there is a unique idol of Lord Hanuman which shows him with a mustache and a bear.
It is believed that the present-day forms of the ‘Divine Trinity’ i.e. BalaJi Hanuman, Pret Raj Sarkar and Kotwal Bhairav Ji, was found in the ‘Mehandipur Dham’ appeared around one thousand years ago in a valley, amidst the hills of the Aravali Range. This area was once covered by a thick and dense forest, full of wild animals. A priest had a dream in which Sri Balaji Maharaj had indicated three divine deities and a magnificent temple. He had also heard a divine voice ordering him to serve for Sri Balaji Hanuman's duty. He was unable to see any one initially but after years of "Sadhna", Lord Sri Balaji finally appeared and showed him the place in the forest where the temple and the three Divine Forms were found.
How to Reach
We started from Delhi early in the morning and it took us around 6 hours to cover the 270 km distance of Mehandipur Balaji. We took the route of Delhi-Gurgaon-Dharuhera-SH25 to Alwar-Sikandara-NH11 Agra Jaipur Highway-Mehandipur.