The very idea of planning a trip to Mehandipur Balaji Temple came in my mind after I saw some strange and unbelievable videos of this place. In those videos, people were screaming, shouting and trying to hurt themselves.
At first, I didn’t believe it. So, I planned a trip with my two friends to this mysterious place.
From New Delhi, it took us almost 5 hours to reach the desired destination.
Our Experience to Mehandipur Balaji Temple
We were new to this place, so we hired a guide. After taking some rest in our hotel, we went to the temple.
As we were getting close to the temple, we started hearing uncanny voices. These were the voices of some people screaming as if someone was beating them. Also, outside the temple, we saw some people who were tied in chains.
All of this got us a little scared. But for the guide, these things were completely normal. He told us not to worry. Furthermore, he told us that every day he hears these types of voices. According to him, the ghost inside the body of a human is getting beaten up. And they are the one who is screaming and not the person.
In his words “There is a divine power of Balaji (childhood form of lord hanuman) in Mehandipur. Because of this power people get rid of evil spirits or get cured of evilness. Due to this divine power, the ghosts who don’t want to leave the human body are beaten.”
Also, the guide told us that people are tied in the chains because sometimes, the ghost inside them do unacceptable things. Like hurting someone or the body in which he is present and many more.
He also told us that every day many people suffering from evilness come here to get cured. And after the ritual treatment in the temple, they get completely fine or better day by day. The guide seemed a genuine guy to us and so, we trusted him.
Mehandipur Balaji Darshan
For darshan of Shree Mehandipur Balaji, we had to stand in a queue for around 2 hrs. After giving a visit to the statue of Balaji, we got to see Shree Bhairav Baba statue and statue of Shree Pret Raj Sarkar. Apparently long ago these statues had come out on their own.
The guide also told us to take care of somethings. I have listed them below –
- If you are planning to visit this temple, then don’t eat non-veg food before leaving your home. Even avoid eating onion and garlic.
- After going home avoid eating non-veg food, onion, and garlic at least for eleven days.
- Before leaving for home, make sure that you are not taking any food or water along.
- While you are leaving for home from the temple, do not look back (at least, until you are 2km away).
- Do not talk to strangers.
- Do not take Prashad for home.
And these were all the precautions.
At 6 P.M we were inside the Arti hall which is just beside the temple. Timing for Aarti was 7:15 P.M. but we had to go there at 6, as the guide told us that at 7:15 P.M. we will not get space in the Arti hall. Because the crowd coming for the Aarti is always too large.
As the Arti started we again saw many people screaming and shouting. Although I wanted to record things, no one was allowed to do so. That scene of people screaming is still in my mind and I just can’t get it out of my head.
Our experience of visiting this temple was eerie but quiet adventuring. As we got to see something which we never imagined can happen. It was like we were in a whole different world.
Next-Day in the morning we took the train for Delhi Cantt railway station. And reached our home safely.
Official timings of the temple
|6:00 A.M.||Temple opens|
|6:15 A.M. to 6:45 A.M. (summers)
6:25 A.M. to 6:55 A.M. (winters)
|7:15 A.M. to 11:55 A.M.||Normal Darshan|
|12 P.M. to 12:10 P.M.||Balaji Curtain will get close|
|12:10 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.||Normal Darshan|
|2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
(Normal darshan can also be done in between Pret Raj Darbar)
|Pret Raj Darbar|
|7:15 P.M. to 7:45 P.M. (summers)
6:35 P.M. to 7:05 P.M. (winters)
|9:00 P.M.||Temple Closes|
I hope you enjoyed reading my experience. Do you have any questions related to this place? Feel free to ask them in the comment section.
If you believe in Shree Balaji Maharaj then write Jai Balaji in the comment section.
Places near Mehandipur Balaji
If you are planning a trip to Mehandipur Balaji. Then you must visit Bhangarh Fort. Also known as a hauntingly beautiful monument. And famous for being haunted.
Also, read about my experience of travelling to Lotus Temple in New Delhi.