Pandupol (Hanuman Temple)
Pandupol

History:-

  The bridge of Pandupol is related to the Pandavas who spent part of their time in exile here incognito. At one place, there are two hills meet together. The way was obstructed which was broken upon by Bheem, the most powerful of the Pandavas with his Gada (mace). The result was a door like opening in the rock out of which flows a natural water stream. This beautiful scene and national spot has become all the more sacred and it is haunted by the Hanuman temple which is close by this water stream. It is said that the Hanuman temple was founded by Sant Nirbhaya Dassji Maharaj, who was a devotee of Lord Hanuman and hence in this thick forest, he founded this temple of Hanuman ji which has been now fully constructed and attracts thousands and thousands of people.

Situated midst the game century of Sariska, the place has special charm. On every Tuesday and Saturday, people visit the temple in great numbers because these two days are held sacred to Lord Hanumanji. .

Brief of the Diety:-

  Hanumanji, the Monkey God, who was the most beloved devotee of Lord Rama, is worshiped here. The place has developed into a holy place as also a picnic spot and hence people from the surrounding areas and other towns as far as 150 to 200 kms away come to this place and have a darshan of Hanumanji. They offer him bhog of Dal, Bati and Churma..

  A trip through the sanctuary forest follows the trail of th Pandava brothers to a rock-wall through which the strong Bhim created a passage for their escape from the Kauravas. This forested glen has a narrow stream and deep waterholes. Temples here draw pilgrims round the year, though it is most popular during a September fair.

Religious aspects of temple:-

  Lord Hanuman is the God of velour power, wisdom and great renown. The devotees believe that Hanuman dispels all fears and all spirits. All ailments caused by Ghosts, spirits, Goblins, Ghouls, Malignant, super natural powers such as Shakini, Dakini, Pishachini etc. Therefore, they propitiate the Lord for their own protection and the protection of their family.

Unique features of the temple:-

  While in other temples of Hanuman, where usually see the deity in a standing posture or in a moving position. Here we find the Hanuman in a reclining position. The tail of the deity is also very long. Close by, is a cenotaph of Sant Nirbhaya Dassji.

Festivals & Fairs in Temple (Main Events):-

  All festivals related to the Hindus are observed there. However, special functions are held on Hanuman Jayanti, Ramnavmi, Navratras etc.

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