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Legend relating to Tulsi According to Padma Purana, Tulsi plant was actually a woman named Vrinda. She was wife of demon Jalandhar (who was born when the third eye heat of Shiva was absorbed by ocean). Being born out of Shiva’s third eye & ocean, he demanded being worshipped as God & getting all the nectar’s that were obtained by ocean churning. Refusing to his desires demigods had to fight with him. Due to Vrinda’s purity & chastity, he became invincible. At that time to defeat him, Vishnu disguised as Jalandhar took away her chastity; hence Jalandhar lost his invincibility & was defeated. Losing her husband & her chastity, Vrinda cursed Vishnu to become black & to get separated from his wife. This curse was accomplished by Vishnu becoming Shaligram in Gandika river & by Ram losing Sita during one of his incarnations. And after that Vrinda became Sati on his husband’s pyre. Watching this, Vishnu transferred gave her a boon that she will be worshipped in this world as Tulsi plant & her soul will reside with him in his supreme abode as her consort also. Vrinda is actually believed as Radha Rani’s immediate associate. She was responsible of taking care of all the worldly desires for Krishna, and for the same she made a Garden specially dedicated for his past time. That garden was known as Vridavan. Delighted by her services, Radha once arranged throne for her & Krishna, where when they were seated, Lalitha recited mantras for them for marriage. Thus Vrinda got Krishna. To follow Radha’s boon to Vrinda, every year Tulsi is married to Krishna ( Vishnu’s incarnation) on 11th day of Karthik month...Read More
Legend behind Hanuman Chalisa A story is narrated in the history books, that once the famous poet Tulsidas had a dream of Lord Rama in Gokul, birth place of lord Krishna. So he went to Emperor Auragzeb to tell the story. Emperor challenged Tulsidas saying asking him to show Lord Rama there, at which Tulsidas said that it wasn’t possible without full devotion. Enraged Aurangzeb ordered to imprison Tulsidas. It is said that during this imprisonment Tulsidas wrote this legendary Hanuman Chalisa, and after the completion of the poetry, an army of monkeys arrived in Delhi at which the king could not get control. Finally Aurangzeb realized it was monkey god Hanuman wrath & so he released Tulsidas & urged him to reauest to monkeys to stop their mischief. Meaning of Hanuman Chalisa श्रीगुरु चरन सरोज रज In the Lotus feet of my teacher/Guardian निज मन मुकुर सुधारि। I purify the mirror of my heart बरनउँ रघुबर बिमल जसु I illustrate the story of immaculate Rama जो दायकु फल चारि॥ which bestows four fruits (The 4 Purusharth : desire, prosperity, righteousness, liberation) बुद्धिहीन तनु जानिकै Considering myself as frail & unwise सुमिरौं पवनकुमार। I contemplate Son of Wind ( Hanuman) बल बुद्धिविद्या देहु मोहिं to impart power, knowledge & civilization हरहु कलेश विकार ॥ & to eradicate all the miseries of life. जय हनुमान ज्ञान गुन सागर। I glorify lord Hanuman, the deep sea of knowledge & virtues जय कपीस...Read More
Salasar Dham or Salasar Balaji is one of the most recognized temples of India. This temple was constructed in 18th century by saint Mohandasji. This temple has a unique look of Lord Hanuman with a beard, a moustache, tilak on forehead, beautiful eyes and knotty eyebrows. Salasar Balaji Temple or Salasar Dham is recognized as most influential & miraculous place for all devotee of Lord Hanuman. Most of devotees visiting this place have faith and belief as per the miracle that has happened in their life, that whosoever visits this place with pure devotion has always got his wish fulfilled.
About 310 years ago, Thakur “Banwaridasji” was living in a village name as Naurangsar of Churu District (Rajasthan). His son “Tulsiramji” had four sons, out of which “Salam Singh” was the eldest. All the four brothers use to live in different villages named Naurangsar, Tidaki, Jiluliyasar and Salamsar respectively. The place where Salam Singh started residing was renamed as “Salamsar” which is now known as Salasar.
Once upon a time Thakur of Sikar, Maharaja Devisingh came to Salasar to meet Mohandasji for fulfilling his wish of having a son. Mohandasji asked him to tie a pious coconut (Shri Phal) on the branch of tree inside the temple premises and asked him to get married to Dujod village’s resident Mahovat Singh’s daughter. After about 10 months from when Mohandasji predicted, a son was born to Devisinghji.