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Shri Bade Hanuman Ji Mandir, Prayagraj



Shri Bade Hanuman Ji Mandir, Prayagraj


Allahabad fort, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh 211005

In Prayagraj, a city located at the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna, and the legendary Saraswati rivers, the elder Hanuman holds a special place in Hinduism. Bade Hanuman refers to the iconic and huge statue of Lord Hanuman, the devoted disciple of Lord Rama, located near the Sangam, the sacred meeting place of the rivers. The importance of Bade Hanuman in Prayagraj is firmly established in the entire Prayagraj. This huge statue of Lord Hanuman, depicting Lord Hanuman in a grand form, is a symbol of strength, devotion, and unwavering faith. Devotees believe that paying homage to Bade Hanuman brings blessings, courage, and protection from adversity. Sankat Mochan Hanuman eliminates all the troubles, troubles, and fears of the enemies of the devotees. The location of Bade Hanuman near Sangam in the Prayagraj pilgrimage area increases the importance of Prayagraj. The area around Bade Hanuman becomes especially lively during religious festivals and events, where devotees express their reverence through prayers, pujas, and rituals. It is believed that worshiping at Bade Hanuman brings relief to all the devotees. Sins are eliminated and one is blessed with family happiness and prosperity. This temple of Bade Hanumanji, due to the confluence of sacred rivers, becomes a focal point of spiritual reflection and connection with the divine. Due to this an atmosphere of devotion and divine energy is created in the heart of Prayagraj.

Mytholigical History: 

This temple is considered to be at least 600-700 years old. It is said that the king of Kannauj had no children. His guru said as a solution, 'Get a statue made of Hanumanji who had gone to the underworld to free Ram Lakshman from the snake noose. This idol of Hanumanji should be made and brought from Vindhyachal mountain. When the king of Kannauj did the same and brought the idol of Hanumanji from Vindhyachal by boat. Then suddenly the boat broke and the statue got submerged. The king was very sad to see this and returned back to his kingdom. Many years after this incident, when the water level of Ganga decreased, Ram devotee Baba Balgiri Maharaj, who was trying to install Dhuni there, found this statue. Then after that, the temple was constructed by the king there.

Hanumanji is another name for a miracle. The name of Bajrangbali has been associated with miracles since ancient times. Whether it is to get the darshan of Ram-Janaki sitting in the chest or to bring Sanjeevani herb to revive Lakshmanji. Not only the mythological period but also the Kaliyuga is adorned with the miracles of Hanumanji. There are ancient miraculous temples of Hanumanji in many places in our country. One of these is the temple of Hanuman lying on the banks of the Sangam. In this unique temple, the idol of Hanumanji is not in a standing position but in a lying position. After all, what is the reason that Hanumanji is lying here? It is said about this temple situated on the banks of Sangam that if you do not visit here after taking a bath in Sangam, then the bath is considered incomplete.

Such is the belief here: It is believed that this strange statue of Hanumanji is south-facing and 20 feet long. It is believed that it is at least 6-7 feet below the surface. In Sangam City, he is known as Bade Hanumanji, Fort Hanumanji, Lete Hanumanji, and Dam Hanumanji. It is believed about this statue that Kamada Devi is buried under her left foot and Ahiravan is buried under her right foot. Ram-Lakshman is adorned in his right hand and mace in his left hand. Bajrangbali fulfills the wishes of all the devotees who come here. 

That's why Hanumanji lay here: It is said about this place that when Hanumanji was returning after conquering Lanka, he started feeling tired on the way. So on the advice of Mother Sita, he lay down here on the banks of the Sangam. Keeping this in mind, a temple of Hanumanji lying here was built.

Mughal soldiers could not move the statue: In ancient times, demolition of Hindu temples was going on on the orders of Mughal rulers, but here the Mughal soldiers could not even move the statue of Hanumanji. As they tried to lift the statue, it was sinking deeper into the earth. This is the reason why this statue is built so low from the ground.

Timing of Temple:

Opening hours: 05:30AM- 02:00 PM/ 5 pm - 11:00 PM. The temple will remain closed for devotees between 02:00PM and 05:00 PM during Shringaar Aarti. Shri Bade Hanuman Ji Special Aarti - Daily at 08:00 PM Devotees are not allowed inside the temple during Aarti between 07:40 PM and 08:30 PM on Tuesday and Saturday.


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