Salasar Balaji temple sees a rush of devotees of Lord Hanuman all time of the year. But it is considered auspicious to visit the temple during the Chaitr Purnima and Ashvin Purnima. Whosoever visits this temple will surely pay visit to another two temples of Khatu Shyamji and Rani Sati temple. Upon which only the voyage is considered complete.
About five centuries back the present Salasar area was inhabited by Gandas gotra Jats and known as ‘Gandas ki Dhani’. At one time there became a severe scarcity of drinking water due to famines in the area. A saint came to the village at that time and on the request of villagers pointed out a spot to dig a well suitable for drinking water. At the same time he warned that the person who would dig the well would meet death.
The villagers thought it better to leave the place and the Gandas people moved away.
Later on the area was occupied by Tetarwal Gotra Jats and named the village Tetarwal ki Dhani. They dug a well which is still used as source of water and called ‘ganwai-kuan’. About three centuries back Shekhawat thakurs came from village Rewasaand started living in village Purnpura which was earlier known as Gugrana. Gugrana thakur Banwaridas came to villageNaurangsar in Churu district and started living there. His eldest son thakur Salam Singh occupied this area and changed the place name from Tetarwal ki Dhani to Salamsar which became Salasar over a period of time.
- HOW TO REACH THE TEMPLE
Salasar town is in district Churu of Rajasthan. It is situated on Jaipur and Bikaner Highway. It is 57 kilometres from Sikar town, 24 kilometers from Sujangarh town and 30 kilometers from Laxmangarh. Salasar town lies in Sujangarh Panchayat Samity and is well connected with Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner by regular bus service.
Indian Airlines and Jet Air fly to Jaipur, from where Salasar is 3.5 hours’ drive in Taxi or Bus. Sujangarh, Sikar, Didwana, Jaipur and Ratangarh are the nearest railheads for Salasar Balaji.
This city is about 170 KM from the city of Pilani. The road from Delhi to Pilani is very good. One must take a route via Rewari, Narnaul, Shinghana, Chidawa, Pilani. For Salasar, there is a direct road from Shinghana and one may not necessary go to Chidawa.