Salasar Balaji Dham Temple is a religious place for ardent devotees of Lord Hanuman Ji. This temple is situated in Salasar town on NH-65 near Sujangarh in Churu District, Rajasthan, built in 1754 AD or Samvat 1811. The nearest holy temples to this temple are Khatushyam ji Temple and Rani Sati Temple.
A uncountable worshipers of Lord Hanuman visit this place throughout the year. But this place is much crowded at Chaitra Purnima and Ashvin Purnima. This temple is eminent because it is believed as a place of power, a place where the wishes of devotees fulfilled and miracles happens etc.
In this temple the idol of Balaji which is known as one of the names of Hanuman ji. The specialty of idol is that it is only a head without body having moustache, beard, pair of eyes that are very much alive and attractive than a living man’s. The whole Dham is filled with the pictures of Lord Ram and Lord Hanuman engraved with gold and silver on the pillars and walls.
The story behind this temple is that in samvat 1811 a Ginthala Jat farmer found an idol of Lord Hanuman while he was ploughing his field. And this news spread in whole Asota village. The thakur of that village got the news. It is believed that at that night the Lord Balaji ordered him to place the idol in Salasar, Churu district in his dream. Then the thakur obey the order and sent the idol at that place.