Bala Hanuman Temple Jamnagar
Foundation of Bala Hanumam Temple JamnagarJamnagar possesses a rich cultural heritage. Once of its most notable traits is its deep-rooted religious faith. The city is home to numerous places of worship notably Hindu and Jain temples. Most of these temples are highly venerated by devoutly religious people. Shri Bala Hanuman Sankirtan Mandir is the oldest temple established by Shri Prembhikshuji Maharaj in 1963-64. The temple is famous across the world for its continuous chanting of ‘Rama Naam’ since August 1, 1964. This unusual feat has earned the temple a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Popularity of Bala Hanuman Temple JamnagarThe trend of the constant day and night chanting of ‘Rama Naam’ has quickly spread to other cities within Gujarat. In cities like Porbandar, Dwarka, Rajkot, Junagadh, Mahuva in Gujarat and Muzaffarpur in Bhihar the ‘Rama Naam’ is now being chanted under the guidance of Sri Prembhikshuji Maharaj.The tradition began in the year 1964 on August 1, at Jamnagar with the period of “Akhand Rama Naam" when the ‘Rama Naam’ was first chanted for a period of 24 hrs. Next to join was Dwarka where the tradition began in 1967. This was followed by Porbandar in the same year, Rajkot in 1984, Mahuva in 1997 and Junagadh in 1996.
Maintenance, Timings of Bala Hanuman Temple Jamnagar
The temple is maintained by a Trust Committee consisting of seven members. The Trust maintains all activities of the temple including the yearly calendar, daily schedule of activities, maintenance and the roster for chanting ‘Rama Naam’. The Bala Hanuman temple is one of the few cyber-friendly temples in India with a dedicated help-desk catering to thousands of pilgrims.
While there is a steady stream of visitors round the year at the temple, the best time to visit is in winter especially during the evening hours. The temple is open all throughout the day. However pilgrims can choose to opt for one or more of the following ‘darshan’ timeslots: Mangala Darshan at 6:00am; Shangar Darshan at 6:30 am, Managala Arti at 7am, Raj Bhog at 12noon, Utthapan at 4:30pm, Sandhya Arti at 7pm and the Shayan Darshan at 10pm.