Salasar Balaji temple, also known as Salasar Dham, is one of the most popular temples of Rajasthan located in Churu district. Dedicated to Lord Balaji, an avatar of Lord Hanuman, the temple is constructed of white marble stone while the hall is adorned with accents of silver and gold.
The place is not only famous as a religious state but is also a well-known tourist spot. There are beautiful marble carvings on the door while the shrine of the temple boasts of attractive floral patterns. It’s said that if you pray at this temple, your wishes are likely to get fulfilled soon. Some of the common practices exercised by devotees are tying coconuts and the ritual of Savamani whereby devotees offer 50 kg of food to Lord Balaji.
There is an interesting story behind the temple and its formation. It’s said that a long time ago a farmer found an idol of Lord Hanuman while plowing his field. His wife cleaned the idol and worshipped it as Lord Balaji. In a nearby village named Asota, Lord Balaji appeared in the dream of the Thakur of the village and ordered him to send the idol to Salasar. Later, the idol was brought to Salasar and the temple was established. There is another temple dedicated to Lord Balaji named Mehndipur Balaji that is situated in Dausa district but that is dedicated to performing exorcisms.
If you happen to visit Salasar Balaji temple, you can also visit the popular Mata Anjana Devi temple which is just 1 km away from Salasar Balaji Dham. Besides, there are several other places to visit in Churu.
Salasar town is 370 kms from Delhi and 176 kms away from Jaipur. The best way to reach the temple is to reach Jaipur first and then hire a taxi or bus. There is a bust stop at Salasar but the nearest train station is in Talchhapar.
The occasions like Chaitra Purnima and Ashvin Purnima are considered to be auspicious during which many devotees visit this temple to pay tribute to the deity.
The Salasar Balaji Dham remains open for public from 4 am in the morning until 10 pm at night.