I had been planning to visit Mehandipur Balaji temple for quite some time now. It was said to be a place where all your problems and troubles get solved. I was skeptical at first, but I decided to take a leap of faith and went on my journey from Delhi to Mehandipur Balaji on April 19, 2023.
The journey was long and tiring, but as soon as I reached the town of Mehandipur, I could feel a sense of calmness and serenity in the air. I quickly checked into my room, which I had booked in advance for 700 rupees. After settling in, I decided to explore the temple campus. I was impressed by the cleanliness and the well-maintained surroundings. The temple was surrounded by lush greenery and had a peaceful aura.
As I entered the temple premises, I was greeted with a sea of people chanting hymns and offering prayers. The temple was dedicated to Shri Balaji Maharaj, and it was believed that a person suffering from evil spirits would find relief here. I was amazed at the devotion of the people, and it was a sight to behold.
The current Mahant of the temple, Shri Naresh Puriji Maharaj, was known for his strict adherence to vegetarianism and reading holy books. The near by hotels served only Satvik food, Satvik food is a type of food that is prepared without using onions, garlic, or any non-vegetarian ingredients. It is believed that consuming such food during the time you are in the temple campus is good for spiritual growth. The food was simple but delicious and nourishing.
I decided to take part in the Arji, Sawamani, and Darkhast methods to seek relief from my troubles. I offered Boondi ke Laddu to Shri Balaji Maharaj, Rice, and Urad pulse to Bhairav Baba, and Shri Pretraj Sarkar. I also visited other temples in the vicinity, such as Shri Sitaram Darbar and Samadhi Wale Baba.
Saturday and Tuesday were the busiest days in the temple, as they were the days dedicated to Hanumanji. The temple was bustling with people, and it was an experience in itself. Apart from the temple of Balaji Maharaj, there are other temples in the vicinity, including Shri Sitaram Darbar and Samadhi Wale Baba, the first Mahant of the temple.
My journey to Mehandipur Balaji was truly a life-changing experience. It was a place where faith and devotion met, and I felt blessed to have visited the temple. As I left the temple premises, I felt a sense of peace and tranquility, which I had never experienced before.