(Last Updated on : 26-04-2013)
The Bala Hanuman Temple is located on the South-Eastern portion of Ranmal Lak in Jamnagar in the Indian state of Gujarat
. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman
. The city of Jamnagar in Gujarat has had an elaborate history that dates back to the time of its foundation in the year 1540 A.D. This Holy Places in Jamnagar are visited by the tourists form various parts of India and the world.
The History of Bala Hanuman Temple and that of Jamnagar are interrelated as far as the essence of the place is concerned. Jamnagar is a city and a district that belongs to the State of Gujarat. Historically, Jamnagar district was known as 'Nawanagar' that means a new city. It was one of the most important princely states of Saurashtra. In 1540 A.D., Jamnagar was established by Jam Rawal who was one of the rulers of the place. Today Jamnagar, meaning the city of the Jams found its name from the hereditary title 'Jam' given to the rulers at that time.
According to the epic Ramayana
, Hanuman was a devoted disciple of Lord Rama
. Hence 1st of August, 1964, the devotees of Jamnagar Bala Hanuman Temple had been captivated by the relentless chanting of 'Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram.' One of the major attractions associated with Bala Hanuman Temple is the endless chants of the mantra of Shri Rama, which as called the 'Ram Dhun' or the song of Rama. This devotion helped the Temple of Bala Hanuman, to get a place in the Guinness Book of Records. The archeological significance of the Temple is also worth noticing. Each year the Bala Hanuman Temple is flocked by thousands of devotees.
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