Bade Hanuman Ji Temple Prayagraj

Bade Hanuman Ji Temple Prayagraj
Vital Information for Visitors
Address:

Bade Hanuman Ji Temple, near Triveni Sangam, Prayagraj, U.P.

Open & Close:

Open on all days
05:00 AM – 08:30 PM

Entry Fees:

Nil

Duration:

Approx 45 Minutes

Significance:

Considered wish fulfilling deity

Bade Hanuman Ji Temple, also called Lete Hanuman Ji Mandir, lies adjacent to eastern wall of Allahabad Fort and close by Triveni Sangam. The temple having a life-size statue of Lord Hanuman lying on the ground with head northwards & legs southwards attracts a large number of pilgrims round the year. The devotees regularly gather in sizeable number at Bade Hanuman Ji (बड़े हनुमान जी) on every Tuesday and Saturday. During Magh Mela, Ardha Kumbh Mela & Kumbh Mela, millions of pilgrims take holy dip in the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna & invisible Saraswati and the temple. The auspicious ‘darshan’ of Lord Hanuman holds immense significance. The statue of Bajrang Bali is underground. As per the legend, Mughal ruler Akbar wanted the statue to be shifted from its present location to Patalpuri Temple in the Fort in 1583 AD. The attempts to pull up the statue failed as it continued to cave in until the exercise was abandoned.

The statue was discovered by a great saint Baghambari Baba when he had come several centuries ago to participate in Kumbha Mela. The statue had been unearthed when the digging was done as per a dream to the saint. Since then Baghambari Baba lived on the banks of the Sangam. The idol of Lord Hanuman is unique in many ways. Hanuman Ji is depicted having Ram & Laxman on left hand, a mace (गदा) on the right hand, Ahirawan pressed under the right foot and Kamada Devi of Patalpuri under the left foot. The temple is managed by Baghambari Gaddi, associated with Niranjani Akhara. Baghambari Gaddi Math still exists on a vast tract of land in Allahpur (presently Bharadwajpuram). Several religious rituals are performed everyday by the priests – one and a quarter kilogram sindoor (सिन्दूर - vermilion), ghee & jasmine oil are applied on the idol to be bathed with cow milk & Ganga water before 5 AM. Devotees offer flowers, ‘tulsi’, red cloth, sweets etc to the deity. It opens at 5 AM daily with ‘Mangal Aarti’, remains open till 2 PM for the visitors, reopens with ‘Shringar Aarti’ at 5 PM and remains open till 8:30 PM.

Allahabad Tour Packages

Allahabad Kumbh Mela with Varanasi Tour

Allahabad Kumbh Mela with Varanasi Tour

5 Nights / 6 Days
Destination : Delhi - Allahabad- Varanasi

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Allahabad Kumbh Mela Tour

2 Nights / 3 Days
Destination : Allahabad

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Golden Triangle with Kumbh Mela Tour

8 Nights / 9 Days
Destination : Delhi - Jaipur – Agra – Allahabad

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