Kashtbhanjan Hanuman Temple, Gujarat

The Kashtbhanjan Hanuman Temple is a sacred Hindu shrine of Swaminarayan Sampraday and is situated in Sarangpur, Gujarat. It happens to be the only Swaminarayan Temple in Sarangpur that doesn't have the idols of Lord Krishna or Swaminarayan as the principal deity of worship and the temple has Lord Hanuman as the chief deity. The Hanuman temple is exclusively dedicated to Hanuman in the form of kashtbhanjan meaning “crusher of sorrows”.

The Kashtbhanjan Hanuman Temple happens to be one of the most famous and prominent of the Swaminarayan Sampraday. Sadguru Gopalananda Swami was the one who installed the idol of Hanuman in the temple. As pr the accounts of author and writer Raymond Williams when Sadguru Gopalananda Swami was installing the idol in the temple the idol moved and came alive as he touched it with a rod.

It is believed that the image of the temple has so much of power reflecting that it would drive away all the evil spirits out of the people looking at it. Tuesday and Saturday comes with a special significance in this temple for it is the day associated with Hanuman and it is on this day every week that people suffering from mental disorders or any other form of illness are brought to the temple and touched by the same rod that was used by Sadguru Gopalananda Swamy during the installation process of the idol. These days the rod is covered with silver. A Brahmin has been appointed by the temple authority for discharging the duties of the priest and performing of this particular ritual. The Kashtbhanjan Hanuman Temple really stands out as one of the most holy and sacred temples for the Hindus.

Timings

Kashtbhanjan Hanuman Temple open at 06.00 AM to 12.00 Noon and then 03.00 PM to 09.00 PM

Aarti Timings

Mangla Aarti starts at 05:30 AM, Shangar Aarti - every Tuesdays and Thursdays starts at 07:00 AM, Rajbhog Aarti starts at 10:30 AM, Sandhya Aarti starts at 06:00 PM and Shayan Aarti starts at 08:30 PM

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