Mehandipur Balaji Temple is located in Dausa, Rajasthan, North India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, worshiped by Hindus. It is believed that the deity in this temple has divine power to cure a person possessed with evil spirit. It is also believed that Shri Bala Ji Maharaj saves his devotees from unfavorable grahadashas (planetary configurations).
The famed Mahandipur Balaji Mandir is known for, believe it or not, ridding one of evil spirits and curing madness. Staunch believers claim that Balaji can cure any evil: all it takes is a wish and a donation, and Balaji dutifully obliges.
We visited him, as advised, on a Saturday evening for the weekly aarti, after which experience it is my earnest advice that you go on any other day but Saturday. Visit Timings are Up to 9.00 pm in summer and up to 8.00 pm in Winter. At least 1000 devotees were packed in like sardines, many of them in a state of frenzied ecstasy. We saw all this through a window as stepping in was impossible.
In a quadrangle behind the temple, there were eight people lying about with their various appendages pinioned beneath huge boulders in the belief that the ‘shakti’ (flowing from Balaji via the boulder) would cure each limb.
The hilly area around the quadrangle was dotted with little shrines – home to the ‘spirit’. We were toll. My gaze strayed to some old trees draped in massive chains. Fortunately, they old not hold a victim for the day, for people suffering mental ailments are shackled here to await a miraculous recovery.
Visit if you must, but this is no place for the squeamish. Drive back to Sikandara, turn left on NH11 towards Agra left again at Balaji Morh, 25 km on. The nearest railway station in at Bandikui (40 kms) and Dausa is connected to the other cities by Road.