Salasar is a religious town in the Churu district of the famed Indian state of Rajasthan. It’s a popular pilgrimage for attracting a big number of devotees for Salasar Balaji or Salasar Dham. The town holds great significance for the devotees of Hanuman who visit in frequently to pay reverence to their beloved God. The temple of Balaji attracts religious people right through the year giving it the identity of a famous place.
A sea of people descends to Salasar on festive occasions of Chaitra Purnima and Ashvin Purnima. Big fairs are held during the festival times that attract millions of devotees. The town falls in a religious circuit that attains legendary status for its nearby attractions of Rani Sati Temple and Khatushyamji. Over the years, the religious worth of the town has grown greatly making it a ‘place of power’.
Salasar is considered a place where wishes of devotees are fulfilled, thus giving it the status of a ‘Shakti Sthal’. From faiths to belief to miracles – the town witnesses the spectacle of all, which is a true testimony of people’s trust in their Lord. Some 6 to 7 lakhs devotees turn up here during the festive period to pay home to the god Hanumana.
The present day Salasar is a well-established religious center with many Dharamshalas (to stay) and eateries. Many legends and tales dot the landscape here, most claiming the town to have been built somewhere in early 18th century. The idol of Balaji here is quite unlike anywhere else in the world, having round face with moustache where a beard completes the face.
Legends are also galore with the water of the wells of Salasar, mostly assuming it to contain the blessings of the Balaji. The architecture of the temple is impressive involving artistic works of Gold and Silver that are superbly complemented by the carving works of white marble. Visible in the temple are floral patterns and diversity of mosaic works lending it a rich look.
The town does not have direct air connectivity with rest of India. The nearest airport is at Jaipur, on some 3 and ½ hour drive, from where, regular domestic flights are available to all major cities of India.
The nearest railhead is at Siker, 57 km away, from where trains are available to key cities of the country.
A good network of roads connects Salasar to rest of India with buses available to key locations of the nearby towns.