Exploring Rajasthan’s Holy Sites of Salasar Balaji & Khatushyam Ji in a Tempo Traveller


Rajasthan has many sacred places of worship to discover. Many calls for a one-day excursion or even a couple of days to explore fully. People recently have been interested in visiting nearby Delhi pilgrim sites to dabble into divinity.

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A popular choice among travellers is a Tempo Traveller Rental Delhi to reach these revered places. Let us learn about two of the famous temples of Rajasthan which are a must visit.

About Salasar Balaji

The Salasar Balaji Temple, which situated in the town of Salasar in the Churu region of Rajasthan, is a revered site of devotion, particularly for Hanuman devotees. The temple, which is located in the centre of the city, receives a tonne of pilgrims every day of the year. The temple is especially packed during Chaitra Purnima and Ashvin Purnima. Fairs that are held on these auspicious days draw crowds from all around to honor the deity. The number of attendees at the fairs frequently exceeds six to seven lakhs.

Originally, the temple was a mud-stone construction that Mohandas Maharaj built with the assistance of artisans Noora and Dau. It took two years to build the temple as it stands now. The temple was constructed with stone, marble, cement, lime, and bricks. However, the sanctum sanctorum, Sabha Mandap, and circulation route of Salasar Balaji in Rajasthan have been embellished with mosaic works and floral designs in gold and silver. The whole construction of Salasar Balaji is made of white marble. Silver is utilized for everything, including the doors, the entryway, and the ceremonial objects. In Rajasthan, a marble carving serves as the main entrance of the Salasar Balaji Temple.

About Khatushyam Ji Temple

Khatushyam Ji Mandir is located in the district of Sikar, Rajasthan, and is one of the most prominent pilgrim sites in the state. According to Hindu mythology, Khatushyam Ji is the incarnation of Ghatotkacha's son, Barbarika. It is stated that devotees who utter his name from the bottom of their hearts are blessed and have their worries eradicated if they do it with sincere piety. After the battle, Barbarika's head was blessed by Shree Krishna and thrown into the Rupawati River to drown. The head was discovered after the Kaliyug had started, buried in a place that had previously gone unnoticed in the Rajasthani hamlet of Khatu. A cow's udders started gushing milk on their own as she crossed the burial point. The buried head was discovered when several shocked people excavated the location.

The temple is a miracle of architecture, constructed of white marble. The temple draws a lot of tourists who come to marvel at the building's grandeur in addition to being a favorite spot for believers. Jagmohan is the name of the big prayer hall, and it is encircled by walls that are covered with ornately painted mythical figures. The sanctum sanctorum shutters are coated with a stunning silver sheet, adding to the temple's grandeur, while the entry and exit gates are built of marble and have marble brackets with ornate floral motifs.

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Special Rituals

In Salasar Balaji Temple

Salasar Dham also has a number of other intriguing religious customs that are practiced, aside from the yearly fairs hosted at the Salasar Balaji Mandir. A few of these are Savamani, or presenting food up to 50 kilos in weight to the god, tying coconuts in the vicinity of the temple with moli (scared thread, crimson in color), singing aartis, and reciting bhajans, kirtans, and the Ramayana.

In Khatushyam Ji Temple

Each day, five aartis are conducted at the Khatushyam Ji Mandir. If you were to arrange a trip to this lovely temple, you should attempt to attend one of these aartis since they have an unmatched sense of dedication and calm.

1. Mangala Aarti: When the temple opens its doors to worshippers in the morning, this is done.

2. Shringaar Aarti: As the name implies, the aarti is performed when the Khatu Shyam Ji idol is lavishly decorated and accompanied by an aarti.

3. Bhog Aarti: The third aarti of the day is conducted at noon, when the Lord is given Bhog or prasadam.

4. Sandhya Aarti: This aarti is conducted at sunset in the evening.

5. Sayana Aarti is conducted before the temple closes for the night.

At all times, two specific hymns are sung. The Shri Shyam Aarti and Shri Shyam Vinati are the two.

Best Options to Travel from Delhi & Other Major Cities

Churu is well connected to the rest of India via railroads and roads. Regular train and bus services travel to and from Churu. Churu has no direct airplane connections because it lacks an airport. The nearest airport is Jaipur International Airport, which is approximately 218 kilometers from Churu. Sujangarh railway station is the closest to Salasar Balaji. Salasar Balaji is accessible by road from Delhi or Jaipur.

Khatushyam Ji Temple is easily accessible by car and train. The nearest train station to the temple is Ringas Junction (RGS), which is roughly 17 kilometers distant. You may take a train from Delhi or Jaipur to Ringas. The nearest airport is Jaipur International Airport, which is around 80 kilometers from the temple and may be reached by car. The best route is via the Sawai Jai Singh Highway to the Jaipur-Sikar Roads to the Agra-Bikaner Road, officially known as NH 11.

Both places considered every option present to be a travel by car. These places call for a group trip; hence, renting a Luxury Tempo Traveller for outstation will save you some coin.

These places call for you to visit them at least once to understand how divinity takes shape in different parts of India. Book your Luxury Tempo Traveller hire in Delhi to travel in comfort and feel the holy aura all around this festive season.