Earlier this area was a thick dense forest where ancestors of Shri Mahantji starts worship of Balaji. The story behind the Shri Balaji temple explained that ancestors of Shri Mahant ji saw the three deities in the dreams with a magnificent temple.
He also heard a voice which was ordering him to ready for serving his duty. All of a sudden Lord Shri Balaji appeared before him and ordered “Take duty of serving me”.
After that incident ancestors started worshipping by performing puja and aarti regularly. Once upon a time some miscreants tried to dig out the deity but they could not reach the bottom of the statue as it is the part of the hill ” Kanak Bhoodharakar Shareera”.
It is also known that the water pot in the feet of the deity never dried up due to continuous flow of water from left side of chest of statue of lord Shri Balaji.
Shri Mehandipur Balaji Temple is known as the powerful temple which cures a person possessed with evil spirit. People who are possessed by malignant spirits and black magic are popularly knowns as ‘Sankatwalas’ in local language here.
The ‘Mahant’ of the temple, Shri Kishor Puri Ji, prescribes the treatment. It can include reading holy texts, following a strict vegetarian and simple diet, and even afflicts physical pain to one’s body.
Various ‘Sankatwalas’ go through different physical therapies like keeping heavy stones on their body, on arms, legs, and chest, to ease their pain. Some inhale the smoke that fumes out of the sweet Patasa’s kept on smoldering cowpats.
The ones with a serious case of spirit possession, who tends to get violent, are even shackled in chains within the temple premises.
Best Time to Visit Shri Mehandipur Balaji Temple: Shri Mehandipur Balaji temple is mostly visited during festival time (Holi, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera etc) as the most it is believed to be the most auspicious time to emancipate from the evil spirit.
Medical science may discard such approach to the ailment as self- deceptions based on blind faith, but for the believers.
There are regular buses on Jaipur-Agra highway. From Delhi, the journey can be done on Alwar-Mahwa or Mathura-Bharatpur-Mahwa road. Bandikui Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Mehandipur Balaji Temple.
Mehandipur Balaji Temple Timings : 9.00 pm in summer and up to 8.00 pm in winter