Bala Hanuman Temple
A popular temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman known as Bala Hanuman Temple or Bala Hanuman Sankirtan Mandir is located in Gujarat. This temple renowned for its “24 hours and 7 days a week chanting of Shri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram” is situated in the city of Jamnagar. In addition, due to the continuous chanting ritual which began from 1st August 1964 this temple has also been listed in the “Guinness Book of World Records”. Furthermore, in close proximity to this temple is the Lakhota Lake which is renowned for exotic bird species especially during the migration period.
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a. Best time to visit the Bala Hanuman Temple
The best time to visit this “Hanuman Temple” is from October to March during the winter season when the climate is extremely pleasant with the temperature ranging from a maximum 32 degree Celsius to a minimum of 12 degree Celsius.
b. How to reach Bala Hanuman Temple
Bala Hanuman Temple Map
1. By train:
The nearest station to this temple is located in Jamnagar at a distance of 4 km. The Jamnagar Railway Station is well connected to major cities in the country such as Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Vadodara etc.
2. By road:
If you intend to drive to this temple then the ideal starting points would be Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, and Mumbai
- Via Vadodara:
There are three routes from Vadodara to this temple, and they are via NH47, via NE1 and NH47, and via NH947.
- Via Ahmedabad:
There are three routes from Ahmedabad to this temple, and they are via NH47, via NH947, and via GJ SH 22 and NH947.
- Via Rajkot:
There are three routes from Rajkot to this temple, and they are via Jamnagar Borsad/Jamnagar Rajkot Highway and Jamnagar Borsad, via Rajkot Road and Gujarat State Highway 26, and via Gujarat State Highway 26.
- Via Surat:
There is one route from Surat to this temple, and it is via NH48.
- Via Mumbai:
There is one route from Mumbai to this temple, and it is via NH48.
3. By air:
The closest airport to this temple is located in Jamnagar. The Jamnagar Airport is well connected to major cities in the country such as Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Vadodara etc.
c. Religious significance of the Bala Hanuman Temple
There is no religious or mythological folklore attached to this temple apart from the fact that this temple has been devoted to Lord Hanuman, a devoted follower of Lord Ram. In addition, this temple also comprises of Lord Ram, Lord Lakshman, and Goddess Sita’s idols.