Ulte Hanuman – Upside down Idol of Lord Hanuman
Ulte Hanuman – Upside down Idol of Lord Hanuman

There is a wonderful temple of Hanuman ji in Sanwer village, about 30 kilometers away from Indore city. Where Hanuman ji is standing upside down on his head. The upside-down idol of Hanuman ji installed in this ancient temple is the only idol in the world, which is the main center of people's faith. People come from all over the country to have darshan of the wonderful idol of Hanuman ji.

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Along with Hanuman ji, idols of Lord Shree Ram, Mata Sita, Lakshmana and Shiva-Parvati are also installed in the temple. According to legends, if a person comes to the temple continuously for three or five Tuesdays to have darshan of Bajrangbali ji, all his troubles go away. Along with this all his wishes are also fulfilled. There is also a belief of offering chola to Hanumanji on Tuesdays. The idol of Hanuman ji located in the temple is considered very miraculous.

In the Ramayana period, there was a war between Lord Rama and Ravana, then Ahiravana played a trick and changed his form and joined Rama's army. After this, at night when everyone was sleeping, Ahiravana kidnapped Shri Ram and Lakshman ji by making them unconscious with his power. He took them with him to Patal Lok and when the monkey army came to know about this, there was a stir all around.

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Hanuman ji reached Patal Lok in search of Lord Rama and Lakshmana and there he killed Ahiravana and brought back Lord Rama and Lakshmana. It is believed that Sanwer was the place from where Hanuman ji went to Patal Lok. At that time, Hanuman ji's feet were towards the sky and his head was towards the earth. Due to which the worship idol of his inverted form is still established there and this is the same place.

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