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Friday, July 16, 2010

Sarangpur Hanumanji Temple – Ahmedabad

Shri Hanuman Mandir, Sarangpur is a Hindu temple situated in Salangpur, Gujarat, India and comes under the Vadtal Gadi of the Swaminarayan Sampraday. It is devoted to Hanuman in the form of “Kastbhanjan” (Crusher of sorrows). It is the only Swaminarayan temple to have Hanuman as a vital and main deity.

Usually in other temples, the main idol of deity is a human form with the shrine of Hanuman and Ganeshji at the entrance of the temple.

The Hanuman temple is well known ones in the Swaminarayan Sampraday and also famous around the world for ousting spirits and ghosts from people plagued with such problems. It is said that the idol of the Hanumanji is so powerful so evil spirits stay away. A simple look at it by people affected by evil spirits, forces the evil spirits out of the people affected.

The original idol of Hanuman was mounted by Gopalanand Swami. It is said according to author Raymond Williams that when Gopalanand Swami mounted the image and then touched with a rod, suddenly the image seemed alive and moved. This tale has turn into a charter for the healing ritual performed at this temple. The idol of Hanuman here is a heavy figure with a handlebar moustache, crushing a female devil under his foot and baring his teeth, standing among shaped and leafage full of fruit bearing monkey followers.

As Saturday is devoted to Hanumanji, it is designated day for a special ritual for those affected by mental illnesses, stress and other disorders. They are brought here and to be touched by the rod used by Gopalanand Swami during the ceremony of installation of the image. Now this rod has been covered in silver.

This Hanumanji temple is considered most sacred place as the idol of Hanumanji is self created and not manmade.

Lord Hanumaji in Sarangpur Photo

God Hanumanji Image

Sarangpur Hanumanji Temple Picture

God Hanumanji Photo

Lord Hanumanji Statue

Sarangpur Lord Hanumanji

Hanumanji Wallpaper

Sarangpur Hanumanji Temple Image

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