Temple Profile: Mandir Shri Pandupol Hanuman Ji
Location: Alwar God Worshipped: Lord Hanuman Ji
District: Alwar Road Distance from Jaipur: 110 Kms
Built in the year: Befor 5000 year Nearest Airport: Jaipur (110 kms)
By Sant Nirbhaya Das Ji Nearest Rly. Station: Alwar (35 kms)

Cause of Establishment:
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.

Religious sect to which the temple belongs:

The temple is worshiped by all Hindus.

Architecture of the Temple:
Important Architectural Characteristics:

Although there is no conscious effort of any architectural contrivance, nevertheless the simplicity of the temple in itself attracts pilgrims, visitors and tourists. More is added to the beauty of the temple by the lush green hills around, the forest hills and dales, flora and the fauna.

Material of Construction:

Locally available building material has been used for the construction of the temple.

Total Construction Time: Not Known
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.

Morning Time: 5.00 AM

Evening Time:

10.00 PM
Custom & Traditions of Temple:

The temple is held in great reverance and sacredness, therefore, use of wine, meat and eggs is strictly prohibited and no immoral action can be perpetuated here. The customs of the temple are observed without any compromise. Ladies carry the sacred thread and talismans from this temple for their little ones who they think will be protected by Lord Hanuman from the evil spirits.

Details of Temple:
Issues requiring global attention for conservation, protection and improvement of the temple:

Since the place is a natural spot and it is a sanctuary for the wild animals, over crowding of the visitors and buses have started causing menace to otherwise peaceful in temple atmosphere of this place. Care should be taken for the development of the temple but serenity of the place be maintained, the roads are not damaged and pollution is kept under control for which the trust can be made more active so as to maintain cleanliness. There are problems of traffic jam, hence adequate police arrangements on special days on fairs should be made. The place can be further developed into a very attractive tourist place because of its idyllic surroundings.

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