Sunday, 29 May 2011

Bhadrya Maruti Temple, Khultabad

Bhadra Maruti Temple, Khuldabad is a famous temple dedicated to Hanuman located at Khuldabad, near Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The temple is just four km from world famous Ellora caves.

The idol of Hanuman, here is in reclining or sleeping posture. It is one of the only two places where you will find Hanuman in a sleeping posture, the second known place being at Allahabad.

It is one of the known tourist attractions near Aurangabad and people gather in lakhs during auspicious occasions like Hanuman Jayanti and Ram Navami. Further, people come from Aurangabad and nearby places come walking for offering puja also on Saturdays in Marathi calendar month "Shravan"

The folk fare attached to this temple is that in ancient times the Khuldabad was known as Bhadravati. The ruler of the place was a noble king named Bhadrasena, who was an ardent devotee of Sri Rama and used to sing songs in His praise. One day Hanumanji descended in the place, listening to the devotional songs sung in praise of Rama. He was mesmerized and without his knowledge took a reclining posture – called ‘Bhava-samadhi’ (Bhava samadhi is a yogic posture). King Bhadrasen, when finished his song, was astonished to find Hanuman in Samadhi before him. He requested Hanuman to reside here forever and bless his and Lord Rama's devotees

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