Lord Shri “Babosa Maharaj” is worshiped as an incarnation of Lord Shri “Balaji Maharaj” or “Hanuman ji”. The main temple of Lord Shri Babosa Maharaj is situated at Churu city of Rajasthan state of India. This “Churu Dham”, as people call it, is situated at Delhi-Bikaner railway line and is roughly 256 KM away from New Delhi. Today this place is center of profound devotion for millions of people across the globe. Followers strongly believe that their every wish is granted at this place.
Babosa Maharaj is truly regarded as “Kali-Yuga Avtari”. In this Kali Yuga, our philosophical knowledge has reduced drastically and we believe in only those things that are in front of our eyes. In accordance with this, Babosa Maharaj gives darshan to us devotees in front of our naked eyes. His devotees too see him in different forms. Some worship him in the form of Lord Shree Krishna, some see him in the form of Lord Shree Vishnu, some see him in the form of Bajrang Bali or Lord Hanuman ji. Devotees generally worship him in this form only, that is Hanuman form.
Many people speak of the innumerable chamatkars that have been orchestrated by this great God power. Devotees who worship him with immense faith have felt his divine grace in times of hardships. Babosa grants all the boons who worship him. Devotees miraculously find ready and immediate response to their prayer.
Babosa Maharaj was born in Chrur village of Rajasthan state of India under Kothari clan. His father’s name was Ghevar-chand Kothari and His mother’s name was Chagni-devi Kothari. Mother Chagni-devi was a great devotee of Lord Shri Hanuman ji. One day, inspired by His devotees praying, veer Bajrang Bali presented himself in front of Chagni-devi and asked her for a wish. Chagni-devi asked for a bright and intelligent son like Him.
After 9 months of this incident, Chagni-devi gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, who was named Panna. Panna was great devotee of Lord Hanuman, and in his childhood only he started showing great leela’s. People started recognizing Panna’s power and he became quite famous in that region. In about age of 18, Panna left prithvi lok and went to swarga-loka (heaven).
At swarga-loka too, Panna was engaged in the devotion of Lord Shri Hanuman ji only. On the day of mingsar shukla panchami, Hanuman ji gave his powers and boons to Panna. Hanuman ji did rajtilak (coronation) of Panna and said that people will know him by his name also. From that day, Panna started to be known as Babosa Maharaj or Balaji Babosa Maharaj.
Babosa Maharaj was born on “magh shukla panchami” or “basant panchami”, retired for Swarg-lok on “Bhadrav Shukla Panchami” and His coronation was performed by Hanuman ji on “Mingsar shukla panchami”.