Salasar Balaji or Salasar Dham is a religious place for the devotees of Lord Hanuman. It is located on National Highway 668 in the Churu district of Rajasthan, India. Every year large fairs are organized during the months of Chaitra (March-April) and Ashwin (September-October). Hanuman Temple is located in the heart of the city of Salasar.
Salasar is part of the Churu district in Rajasthan and is located on the Jaipur-Bikaner highway.
Establishment of the temple
A story prevails in the context of this temple. According to local legend, long ago in the town of Asota, Rajasthan, a farmer’s plow collided with an object while he was plowing and stopped there. When the farmer looked, he saw that there was a stone. The farmer started digging and found an idol of Hanuman. The day was Saturday and it was Navami (9th day) of the month of Shravan (July-August) in the bright half (first fortnight). The farmer told people about this incident.
It is said that the owner of that place also had a dream that same day. In the dream, Lord Hanuman ordered him to install the idol in a Mandir in Salasar. That same night, Lord Hanuman also ordered in a dream a man named Mohandas, a resident of Salasar, to establish his presence by bringing the idol of Asota to Salasar.