Shree Kashtabhanjan dev Hanumanji Mandir
Shri Hanuman Mandir- dedicated to lOrd Hanumana is located in Sarangpur, Gujarat comes under the Vadtal Gadi of the Swaminarayan Sampraday and is among the more prominent ones in the Sampraday. It is dedicated to Hanuman in the form of Kastbhanjan (Crusher of sorrows). The idol of Hanuman was installed by Sadguru Gopalanand Swami. It is reported that when Sadguru Gopalanand Swami installed the idol of Hanuman, he touched it with a rod and the idol came alive and moved. This story has become a charter for the healing ritual performed at this temple. The idol of Hanuman here is a stout figure with a handlebar moustache, crushing a female demon under his foot and baring his teeth, standing among sculpted foliage full of fruit bearing monkey attendants. Lord Hanuman’s followers celebrate many festivals inside this very sacred temple. The Main Festival which is remarked is- HANUMAN JAYANTI. Hanuman Jayanti is discerned on the day when God Monkey was born.
On this auspicious
day, a large number of people throng to commemorate this special occasion.
Devotees gather together to pay homage to God and to get blessings in bulk for
their family members. Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated with much pomp and show
each and every year inside the temple. Hindu People follow some set of rituals
on this distinguished day to please Lord Hanumana and visit this temple for his