Virpur is a
small village about 52 K.M from Rajkot.It is situated on National Highway
No. 8b.This village had become holy after the birth of Shri Jalaram
Bapa.It had become famous now all over the world due to events that
had taken place in the life of Shri Jalaram Bapa. More over the people
from all over the world come here to see the native place of Shri Jalaram
Bapa and to see the "JHOLI" and "DANDA" given by
god to Virbai Maa and the Original Hanumanji's Idol.The people in the
village are still feeling Bapa near them and if you try to feel them
with pure heart then you will also feel that Bapa is with you also.
How to Reach Virpur
About Shri Jalaram Bapa's Temple
It was obvious that Jalaram Bapa was inclined to completely withdraw from marital life. Fortunately his wife, Virbaima decided to follow the path of Jalaram. So, when Jalaram decided to go for a pilgrimage for holy places, Virbaima followed him. At the age of 18, Jalaram Bapa accepted Shree Bhojalram from Fatehpur as guru and was given a "Guru Malaa and Mantra" in the name of Shree Ram. With blessings of his guru, he started "Sadavrat" a ame was Pradhan Thakkar, who was engaged in business. At the tender age of 16, Jalaram Bapa married Virbai, daughter of Thakkar Pragji Somajia. Jalaram Bapa was however not inclined to live household life and to continue to do business with his father. He is mostly engaged in serving sadhus and saints. He separated himself from his father's bsiness and stayed with his uncle, Valjibhai, who was very fond of Jalaram.
The "Samadhi" of Shri Jalaram Bapa is on the feet of God Shri
Ram Chandra.This had enterance just on the Left side of the Big Gate
of the "Dela".The "JHOLI-DANDA" which is kept in
the Transparent Cup-board and Shri Hanumanji's Idol is also Placed near
the "Samadhi".Due to the "JHOLI-DANDA" only, it
is possible to provide two times free PRASAD and TEA to the thousands
of visitor who come for the Darshan of Shri Jalaram Bapa .Here in the
"DARBAR OF GOD" every one where he is "CROREPATI"
or "ROADPATI" is consider same and they are offered "PRASAD"
when they all sit in a same row.The "PRASAD" consist of "GANTHIA","BUNDI"
and "SABJI" in morning and "KHICHADI-KADHI" and
"DESHI GHEE" in evening in a traditional dish of Leaves.All
visitors take this PRASAD happily.
There are three GIANT COPPER POTS in the Temple which was given by "GANGA
MAIYA" filled with the "PAVITRA JAL" of Ganga, yamuna
and sarawati rivers. The water from these pots never get empty.Moreover
no one had suffered from any disease after drinking this "JAL".
There are pair of large wheels for grinding the wheat in the Temple
given by the king of the Dhrangdhra to Shri Jalaram Bapa.