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Ulta Hanuman Mandir at Sanwer near Ujjain – Hanuman Idol is Upside Down Here

Ulta Hanuman Mandir located at Sanwer, around 30 km south of Ujjain, is famous for a Hanuman murti (idol) which is upside down. The devotees who visit the temple are full of stories of desire fulfillment, relief to health issues and family problems.

Picture of Ulte Hanuman

It is a swamyambhu murti - that which appeared due to divine providence.

Story of Ulta Hanuman Mandir

The story of Ulta Hanuman Mandir is associated with Ahiravana. The popular belief is that Hanuman went to the netherworld ( Patal loka) from the spot where the Ulta Hanuman murti is located. Ahiravana had kidnapped Bhagvan Sri Ram and Lakshman and taken them to the Patal Lok. Hanuman went to the underworld and rescued the brothers by annihilating the demon.

The Temple

People visit the temple for three or five Tuesdays continuously for peace and prosperity in life. The belief is that even the most difficult problems in life will be solved after having darshan of Hanuman here for five Tuesdays.

The murtis worshipped in the temple are:

  • Ram Parivar (Bhagavan Sri Ram, Mata Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman)
  • Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
  • Upside down Hanuman murti


The main offering to Hanuman here is Chola – chickpeas.

The temple courtyard has numerous trees associated with Hindu religion among them are two ancient Parijata tree. There is a belief that Hanuman resides in the tree.