Bhadra Maruti temple is one of the important places of worship in Khuldabad, Aurangabad. Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, it is visited by devotees as well as tourists. Lord’s idol inside the temple is of Lord Hanuman in a sleeping posture. It is one among the three temples where the idol of Lord Hanuman is found in sleeping posture; the other two temples are located in Allahabad and Madhya Pradesh. Every year the holy site is flocked by a number of Hanuman devotees from all across the country majorly during Ram Navmi and Hanuman Jayanti. Legends say that, in ancient times, Khuldabad was renowned to be Bhadravati and was ruled by a ruler named Bhadrasena who was a strong devotee of Lord Ram. Once, when Bhadrasena was lost in singing the bhajans of Lord Ram, Lord Hanuman arrived at his place listening his songs. Lord Hanuman was so happy that he silently took a sleeping pose- a yogic posture called as Bhavya Samadhi. After finishing the song, when Bhadrasena saw Lord in resting posture, he asked him to bless the site with his presence.
Owing to such beliefs, the place is highly pious for both Lord Rama and Lord Hanuman devotees. The temple is put-up with white marbles. Though the Bhadra Maruti temple is open on all days, but special rituals are performed on Saturdays. En route to this sacred shrine you may also visit the major attractions of Maharashtra including tomb of Aurangazeb, Ellora Caves and Grishneshwar temple. Khuldabad is just 32km away from Aurangabad. Come and offer sincere prayers in the temple and get the blessings of Lord Hanuman.