Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir
Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir a very famous temple in Raipur
This is very famous Hanuman Temple in Raipur. The coordinates are 21°15’25″N 81°37’55″E. There is a beautiful story behind the construction of the temple. After the building of the Sri Balaji temple, just behind to the sannathi of Hanuman worshiped by Mahant Dudhadhari. A miracle happened as when Sri Hanuman ji, who is a great devotee of Rambaktha just turned his face to see Sri Balaji while his body remained in the same direction. This temple is unique as its doorway and stairway do not face in the same direction. The doors of the temple faces south towards the idol of Sri Balaji whereas the stairs are facing north. One can see this unique ancient Hanuman even today in the same posture. The Hanuman of this temple who had been worshipped by Swami Dudhadhari is named Sankata Mochan Hanuman, for he fences the ordeals faced by the devotees.