There are several stories attached to the temple. One legend states that during the era of Ramayana when Lord Hanuman set to get Sanjeevani booti for Lakshmana, this is the place where
he rested for some time and graced it with his presence. This is the reason why the idol in the temple is in a reclining position.
Another legend states that Bhadra Maruti Temple has been since the Tratayug. In the early times the area of Khuldabad was popular by the name Bhadravati. Bhadrasena, the king who ruled the area of Bhadravati was a follower of Lord Rama. He used to sing hymns in praise of Lord Rama. Hearing his praise and hymns, Lord Hanuman came down to the place and hearing the hymns unknowingly took a resting position known as the Bhava SamadhiBhava samadhi is a yogic posture. After finishing his hymn the king saw Lord Hanuman and pleaded him to stay in the place and bless him and other devotees of Lord Rama.
After the area came under the rule of Aurangzeb it was named Khuldabad. The temple was completely destroyed during that time. Again in 1966, the statue of Bhadra Hanuma was found by Shri Narayangiri Maharaj and with support from locals the temple was rebuilt. Later in 1991, the temple was expanded and built lavishly by the Shri Bhadra Maruti Sansthan.
It is among the three temples where Lord Hanuman can be seen in a resting position. The other two temples that have the statue of Lord Hanuman in sleeping position; one temple is in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, another temple is in Jam Sawali, Madhya Pradesh.
The temple is built in traditional style. The interior of the temple is made of marble and the ceiling is designed beautifully with floral motifs and hymns are written all over the interiors of the temple. The figurine of Lord Hanuman is covered with an orange cloth and decorated with a garland made of banyan leaves.
How to Reach
By Road -Aurangabad endeavours a good connectivity of roads and highways to reach. Both state and private buses are available frequently and connects every neighbouring city.
By Trains-Aurangabad Junction is the nearest railhead.
By Flights-Aurangabad airport is conveniently located, around 10 kms east of the town, and is directly air-linked to Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur and Udaipur.
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Bhadra Maruti Temple is well-known in the area and attracts several devotees in large numbers during the celebrations of Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti. On every Saturday, during the Marathi month of Shravan, several ardent devotees come walking to the temple from Aurangabad.