Bala Hanuman Sankirtan Mandir
Bala Hanuman Temple Jamnagar, Gujarat is famous for its spectacular design. The temple has earned its place in theGuinness Book of World Records because of the chanting of ‘Sri Ram JaiRam Jai Jai Ram’. Devotees also believe that it is one of the oldesttemples built in Jamnagar. It is on the south-eastern part of the Ramnal Lake.
The significance of the BalaHanuman Temple Jamnagar is that the great deeds of Lord Hanuman have led to theconstant chanting of the “Ram Dhun” in the temple that captivates all devoteesvisiting the place. This relentless chanting is played out by priests anddevotees.
Thetemple complex is on the periphery of Jamnagar’s central lake. It remains openthroughout the night so that those who want to contribute to the good work cando so at any point of time.
The temple is in honour of Lord Hanuman, Ram-Laxman and Janakji. Their idols are in the middle andHanuman Ji resides on one side. There is also a big framed photo of ShriPrembhikshuji Maharaj on the second side.
Moreover, the architecture of the temple is moderately modern. It is built onthe south-eastern portion of the Ramnal lake. The temple’s structure alsoportrays intricate architecture that consists of ethnically designed pillarsand amazing carvings. There is also a common saying that goes around the areathat the temple endured natural calamities like cyclones, earthquakes and evencross border invasions. How to reach:
By Bus: Jamnagar is well-connected through various stateand national highways. Many state and private buses ply between Jamnagar andother cities of Gujarat (Rajkot, Somnath, Dwarka, Gandhidham, Porbandar, Surat,Bhuj).
By Train: Jamnagar Old Railway Station is about 4 km fromthe temple. You can find, regular or weekly, trains till Jamnagar from somestates of India (like Delhi and Mumbai).
Daily trains to Jamnagar can be takenfrom many cities of Gujarat (Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat).
By Air: Jamnagar Airport is 9/10 km from the city and isconnected with Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and other Gujarati cities. Also, youcan take a flight till Ahmedabad and then reach Jamnagar via a car, bus or train.
Shri Prembhikshuji Maharaj established the Bala Hanuman temple in the years1963-64. In his early life he had become a sannyasin. He started the traditionof Akhand which was non-stop chanting of Ram Nama at Jamnagar and thengradually spread this tradition at Dwarka, Porbandar, Rajkot, Junagadh andother places.