Have you ever experienced strange vibes around you?
Do you believe in the Spirits?
Would you like to actually travel to see live exorcism?
If the answer to any of the above is yes, then here you are at the right place. Mehandipur Balaji Temple which is known for exorcism from evil spirits attachments and black magic or spells.
Mehandipur Balaji Temple is a noted Hindu temple, located in Dausa district of Rajasthan, dedicated to the Hindu God Hanuman. Balaji is a name of a Hindu God who is also known as Hanuman, the monkey god who was an avid follower of the god Rama in the Ramayana epic.
The significance of the Temple
Once you step into the temple, the outside world seems to be totally shut down. The temple is divided into four large halls, and as you step in, you will be greeted with loud shrieks and screams of those who are possessed by evil spirits.
The people suffering from vicious spirits and black magic or spell (popularly known as ‘Sankatwalas’ in local language here) get relief when they make an appeal for it here at the temple from Shri Balaji, Shri Bhairav Ji and Shri Pret Raj Sarkar who holds this court and punishes vicious spirits, ghosts, goblins, ghouls, evil eyed witches, etc.
The ‘Mahant’ (a.k.a Priest) of the temple, advises the treatment. It may consist of reading holy texts, following a strict vegetarian and simple diet, and even beset physical pain to one’s body.
Several ‘Sankatwalas’ go through different physical therapies like keeping heavy stones on their body, on arms, legs, and chest, to ease their pain. Some had to inhale the smoke that fumes out of the sweet Patasa’s kept on smoldering cowpats. Serious cases of spirit possession, where one tends to get violent, are even shackled in chains within the temple premises.
Medical Science and researchers may reject such approach for curing the condition and may call this blind faith, but for the firm worshipers of Balaji, the treatments are something beyond metaphysics.
Rules and Rituals of the Temple
The person who is suffering from evil spirits (Sankatwalas) get comfort from agony 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 the army and Shri Pretraj Sarkar, king of evil spirits).
The ritual takes place in the main temple and is mostly similar to other such rituals. What’s noticeably different is the attendees, some of whom appeared to be “possessed”. At least one person can be seen to be in a trance when the main ritual takes place.
Some other temples near Balaji temple are Shri Ram temple which is in front of Balaji temple (facing each other), 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 History of Mehandipur Balaji Temple
The story behind the Shri Balaji temple explained that ancestors of Shri Mahant Ji saw the three gods in the dreams with a majestic temple. He also heard a voice which was ordering him to be ready for serving his duty. All of a sudden Lord Shri Balaji appeared before him and ordered: “Take duty of serving me”.
After that incident ancestors began worshipping Shri Balaji by performing puja and aarti regularly. Once upon a time, some miscreants tried to dig out the statue of God but they could not reach the bottom of the statue as it is the part of Aravali hill.
It is also known that the water pot in the feet of the Shri Balaji never dried up due to a continuous flow of water from the left side of chest of statue of lord Shri Balaji.
Best Time to Visit Shri Mehandipur Balaji Temple
Saturday and Tuesday are considered to be the busiest days in the temple because both these days are the days of Hanumanji.
Shri Mehandipur Balaji temple gets crowded with lakhs of devotees during festival time (Holi, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera etc) as the most it is believed to be the most auspicious time to liberate from the evil spirit. Medical science may discard such procedure to the disorder as self- deceptions based on blind faith, but for the believers.