Sarangpoor Hanuman Temple is one of the sacred and holy temples in Swami Narayan Sampraday which was created by Guru Swami Narayan. It is situated in Sarangpoor village of Ahmadabad district in Gujarat. Lord Hanuman, the main deity of the temple is revered in the form of Kashtbhanjan i.e. remover of sorrows. Sarangpoor also known as Salangpoor houses the only Swami Narayan temple enshrining Hanuman as its chief deity. Sarang means Peacock in Gujarati. The Hanuman statue at the temple is a figure having a handlebar moustache, crushing a female demon under his foot, which is standing among sculpted flora full of fruit bearing monkey followers. Tuesdays and Saturdays are devoted to Hanuman. They are designated days for special rituals for those affected by mental illness, stress and other disorders.
Anjanaa who was actually an angel, named Punjikasthala, who, due to a curse, was born on the earth as a female vanar (monkey). Hanuman was born to Anjanaa. The curse was to be wiped away after giving birth to an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Anjanaa offered intense prayers to Shiva who granted her the boon.
About The Temple
There is a famous well whose water is considered very holy. It is said that the statue of Lord Hanuman was found in this well three centuries back and the temple was constructed at the same place. Sarangpoor Hanuman Temple is famous around the world for eliminating spirits and Ghosts from people. Hundreds come to Sarangpoor at the feet of Hanuman to be rid of such problems. Many make it a point to begin their work only after visiting Lord Hanuman. They visit every Saturday to offer Pooja without fail.
Legend and Stories
Sarangpoor Hanuman Temple is considered to be very powerful. Gopalanand Swami invoked Hanuman, to be always present in the idol to drive out evils. While installing the idol Swami touched the idol with the rod that infused life into it and made it move. Now this rod has been painted in silver. In 1899, Kothari Gordandas of Vadtal appointed Sastri Yagnapurushdas to manage the affairs of the temple. Sastri Yagnapurushdas renovated the site, to its current state.
Hanuman Jayanti Mahotsav and Sundar Kand are the two major festivals celebrated in this temple.
Poojas and Rituals
There are different pujas and rituals that are performed in the Sarangpoor hanuman temple. There is a Mangla Aarthi that is performed at the temple in the morning at 05:30 AM. There is a special Shangar Aarthi that is performed on every Tuesdays and Saturdays at 07.00 AM. Rajabhog is performed from 10.30 AM to 11.00 AM. The evening Aarthi is performed depending upon the sunset’s evening timings followed by Thal for 30 minutes.
Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport in Ahmadabad is the nearest airport.
Botad Railway Station is the nearest to Sarangpoor Hanuman Temple.
There are regular buses plying to Sarangpoor.
Sarangpoor Hanuman Temple
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To get rid of the evil spirits
- To be cured of mental illnesses
- stress relief
Mano Javam , Maruda Thulya Vegam, Jithendriyam Buddhi Matham Varishtam, Vatha Atmajam Vanara Yudha Mukhyam, Sree Rama Dootham Sirasa Namami
Meaning -I bow my head to salute Rama's messenger, who has won over His mind, who is as fast as the wind, who has mastered his organs, who is the most knowledgeable, who is the wind God's son, and who leads as the chief in the army of monkeys.
Anjaneya Madhi Paatalaananam, Kanjanaadri Kamaneeya Vigraham, Paarijatha Tharu Moola Vaasinam, Bhaavayami Bhava mana Nandanam
Meaning -I bow before the wind God's darling son, Anjana's son, the great killer of ogres, who is handsome and like a golden mountain, who lives near Parijatha tree's roots.
Divya Mangala Dehaaya Peethambara Dharayacha Thaptha Kanchana Varnaaya Mangalam Shri Hanumathey
Meaning -Oh Lord Hanuman who has a mystical form, who adorns a silk garment in yellow and who looks similar to molten gold, let thy be auspiciousness.
Anjana Nandanam Veeram Janaki Soka Naasanam, Kapeesa Maksha Hantharam, Vandhe Lanka Bhayankaram
Meaning -We salute Lanka's horror, Anjana's brave son, who ended Sita's sorrows, the ruler of monkeys and the one who killed Aksha, Ravana's son.
The temple is open from 06.00 AM to 12.00 noon and from 03.00 PM to 09.00 PM every day.