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Akbarpur – Maharajji’s Birthplace
Akbarpur is Neem Karoli Baba’s birthplace. Maharaj-ji was born in this village and lived here as a child and then also at a later time. Akbarpur is a very small village in an agricultural area of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. There are no lodging or other facilities in Akbarpur or at the new temple. Rarely visited by Westerners…..


Bhumiadar Ashram & Hanuman Mandir
Maharajji’s Bhumiadar Ashram is small ashram in the Kumaon Hills is near Maharajji’s Hanumanghari and Kainchi Ashram.Hanumanji was inaugurated in 1967, and Maharaj-ji frequently stayed there.There are several stories about events that happe

ned with Maharaj-ji at this ashram.Maharaj-ji often stayed at this ashram while westerners were staying at Kainchi.The small ashram is located on the side of a steep hill with a beautiful view. This ashram has one very sweet Hanuman murti. It offers no lodgings, but is very excellent for a day visit from Nanital or Kainchi Ashram.

HanumanghariInaugurated in 1951, this is reportedly the first temple established by Maharaj-ji.This extensive ridge top temple has exquisite views on a clear day.Hanumanghari temple is about 2 km from Nani Tal. It’s a nice walk if the skies are clear. If it’s raining you can go by car.Arati is performed daily, morning and evening. On certain days specific devotional practices such as Hanuman Chalisas are done.Check at the temple for complete schedule.There is a conveniently located sweet shop just outside the gate so you can purchase your prasad.There is an ashram here but only Indian staff is permitted is stay in the ashram.North Delhi Hanuman Temple
North Delhi Hanuman temple.
This little temple is hidden beneath a flyover of Mahatma Gandhi Marge near the Yamuna River in North New Delhi.Inaugurated on December 4, 1965, this temple is now almost ‘secret’.It is very difficult to find with a very obscure entrance in an unlikely place just north of the Ladakh Tibetan Market.This temple along with the small ashram was built by Maharajji and funded by Jugal Kishor Birla, who had no children and left his fortune to various religious trusts.Before the temple was built, Maharajji said that there was an old Hanumanji murti (statue) buried in the ground at the spot where this Hanumanj temple is located.The murti was dug up and now sits in front of Hanumanji within the temple.The pujari and ‘caretaker’ of this temple is named Sri Narayan Swami. The temple is operated by his family, under the Hanuman Ashram Society, one of J.K. Birla’s religious trusts.Each morning Swamiji completes arati at this temple and travels by auto rickshaw to Maharajji’s South Delhi Ashram for arati and pujari seva.,a distance of some 35 kilometers (22 miles). In the evening, Swamiji returns to Baba’s North Delhi Ashram by auto rickshaw for evening arati.This temple is very deserving of contributions to be directed toward maintenance, plastering, painting, and upkeep.
Delhi Ashram
Delhi Ashram has many murtis, including the second biggest Annapoorna Mandir in India with a series of delightful bells to be rung as devotees climb the stairs up and also on the way down. Delhi Ashram is noted for it’s spirit of giving. This ashram has created a hospital and two schools. This ashram feeds schoolchildren every day. In January 2001, a large new goshala (dairy) was inaugurated here.
This ashram is the source of many photos and books about Maharaj-ji. Maharaj-ji’s Delhi Ashram is about one half hour drive southwest of New Delhi to Mehrauli. Outside of Mehrauli you go to Jonapur on Mandi Road past the farms and the village about 2 km on the left. Maharaj-ji inaugurated this ashram in the summer shortly before His mahasamadhi in 1973. The saint Madrasi Baba took his masamadhi at this ashram. Morning and evening arati is performed. This ashram has Beautiful Gardens.
Some westerners have been permitted to stay in this ashram. The ashram must be contacted far in advance and you must have a letter of introduction to stay in the ashram. You may visit daily at any time, but temples are closed from 12 to 4PM.The manager of Delhi Ashram is:
Baba C. S. Sharma.
Neem Karoli Baba-ji Ashram, Hanuman Mandir,
Mandi Road,
Jonapur Village,
Mehrauli, New Delhi 110047Local Telephone: 6801702
Kainchi Ashram
Kainchi is a beautiful secluded mountain ashram located in the Kumoan Hills in Uttarakand. The first temple was inaugurated in June 1964. It isapproximately 38 km from Naini Tal. Many hundreds of people visit the temples here every day, in season. Each year, during the June 15th bhandara, reportedly, more than one lakh (100,000) people are fed. Beautiful Gardens.
Some westerners are permitted to stay at this ashram. A letter of introduction and prior arrangement with the ashram are a must if you wish to stay in this impeccable ashram. Most people stay in Naini Tal or Bhowali or outside the ashram and visit the temples during the day.
Rules are strictly enforced and individuals staying at the ashram are required to participate in morning and evening arati. The ashram is closed for a large portion of the year, because it becomes very cold.
Shri Kainchi Hanuman Mandir and Ashram, P. O. Kainchi Dham, Nainital Jila, Uttaranchal (UA) India. No telephone is available.
It was some time in 1962 when Maharajji called for Shri Poornanand of Kainchi village while he himself waited sitting on parapet wall by the road side near Kainchi. When he came, they refreshed the memories of their first meeting which they had 20 years back in 1942. They discussed about the place around. Maharajji wanted to see the place where Sadhu Premi Baba and Sombari Maharaj had lived and performed Yagyas. The forest was cleared and Maharajji asked for the construction of a Chabootara (rectangular platform) covering the Yagyashala. Maharajji contacted the then “conservator of forests” and took possession of the requisite land on lease.
The Hanuman temple is built over the platform mentioned above. His devotees started coming from different places and a chain of bhandaras, kirtans, bhajans started. The Pran-Pratishtha of idols of Hanumanji and others was performed on 15th June in different years. Thus, 15th June is celebrated every year as Pratishtha Divas when a large number of devotees come to Kainchi and get Prasad. The number of devotees and the associated vehicular traffic is so large that the district administration has to make special arrangement to regulate the same. Accordingly some changes have been made in the whole complex so that people do not face any difficulty in movement.
Kainchi temple is of a special importance in each and every devotee’s life. It was here that Ram Dass and other westerners spent a lot of good time with Maharajji. All devotees should pay a visit to this temple at least once.
From Premavatar
Construction of Maharajji’s Temple at KainchiBabaji left His physical body in the night of 10 September 1973. The Kalash containing His ashes was already installed in Shri Kainchi dham.Then, without any plan and design the construction work of Baba’s temple began in 1974. All His devotees cooperated (voluntarily).The artisans and masons engaged in the construction work has an early bath and wearing clean clothes began work, reciting Hanuman Chalissa and chanting “Maharajji Ki Jai” (glory to Maharajji). When the construction work was on, the devotees also recited Hanuman Chalissaand did Kirtan by singing (Shri Rama – Jai Rama – Jai Jai Rama), Mothers also writing “Ramnam” on the bricks passed them on to the workers. The whole atmosphere vibrated with the chanting of “Baba Neem Karoli Maharaj Ki Jai”. Influenced by the ardent devotion of the Mothers for Babaji, the workers also developed the same feeling of devotion, faith, reverance and love. It was Babaji’s lila that he infused these workers with the qualities of Vishwakarma (the architect of Gods) and they remained busy with the construction work.
Now came 15th June 1976, the day for installation and consecration of Maharajji’s murti. Maharajji Himself had fixed June 15th as the consecration of Kainchidham.
The Bhagwat saptah and yajna etc. were completed before the installation and consecration ceremony. The devotees installed Kalash and hoisted flag on the temple with the sound of bells, gongs, drums and conches.The sky vibrated with the sound of clapping. Kirtan and slogans of glory to Babaji. The atmosphere was ecstatic and everyone had the feeling of Babaji Maharaj’s physical presence. Then with recitation of hymns from Vedas and with the specified method of consecration ceremony and worship, Maharajji’s murti was installed. In this way, Babaji Maharaj in the form of a murti is seated in Shri Kainchi Dham.
Paniki Hanuman Temple in Kanpur
Inaugurated in January 1964, Paniki Hanuman Temple is a very small temple on the outskirts of the city of Kanpur, near Paniki Railway Station. Within this temple resides the very wonderful and delightful Paniki Hanuman-ji.It was said that during the bhandara feast held at the inauguration of this temple Maharaj-ji was capable of feeding the whole city of Kanpur (current pop. Approx. 50-lakh (5 million).A Mahasamadhi Bhandara is held here shortly after the mahasamadhi bhandara in Vrindaban.There are no accommodations here whatsoever at this time.
Lucknow Ashram – Hanuman Sethu Mandir
Inaugurated on January 26, 1967, this ashram includes 2 Neem Karoli Baba murtis, 2 Hanuman murtis, and 2 Shiva Linga.This temple performs a major service in distributing Maharaj-ji’s prasad in Lucknow, and seems to be one of the most visited temples in the city.The ashram is always decorated as for a bhandara, thanks to a devoted staff. Maharaj-ji said that Lucknow Sankat Mochan Hanuman-ji (known as “the wish fulfilling Hanuman”) is “the Governor General of all Hanuman’s.”Wall murals depict: Ram and Sita, and Ram and Laxshman with Hanuman and the army of monkeys and bears building the bridge to Lanka.
Shree Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple
Hanuman Setu,
University Road,
Lucknow-226 007
Rishikesh Ashram
Neem Karoli Baba Rishikesh Ashram, just south of Rishikesh, on the west side of the road you will be greeted by one of the two Hanuman murtis at Neem Karoli Baba’s (Baba Neeb Karori’s) Rishikesh Ashram. This Hanuman rises forty feet above the passing motorists so that everyone who enter Rishikesh from Haridwar can have the darshan of Sri Hanuman-ji.
Morning and evening arati practice. Beautiful Gardens. Westerners have not been permitted to stay at this very small ashram with very large temples, located about 7 km south of Rishikesh.
A beautiful new library of spiritual knowledge has been established at this ashram. Head Librarian is Vidhu Bhushan Pant-ji.
For Information and contributions:
Baba Neem Karoli Ashram and Sri Hanuman Mandir
Rishikesh 249202
District Dehra Dun
Shimla – Sankatamocana Hanuman Temple
This remote mountain temple was begun many years ago by Maharaj-ji .This temple is now undergoing a major renovation.A new Neem Karoli Baba murti was made in Jaipur. The mandir this this Maharaj-ji murti has a wonderful, high view of all the surrounding area.At the entrance to this very special temple grounds is a very good Ganesh Temple with wonderful carvings on the outer walls.Inauguration of the new Maharaj-ji murti was done at Hanuman Jayanti, 1999.There are no accommodations in this ashram at this time.Sankatamocana Hanuman Temple is located on Rte NH-22.
Taos Hanuman Temple
Taos Hanuman Temple is within the Sri Neem Karoli Baba Ashram in Taos, New Mexico USA. The Taos Hanuman Temple is operated by western devotees of Neem Karoli Baba. Of the many gathering places of Neem Karoli Baba satsang in America, Neem Karoli Baba Ashram in Taos is the home of Sri Taos Hanuman-ji, a most unique and loveable murti.
Maharaj-ji’s Taos Hanuman Temple is located at 7000-ft. elevation in the Sangre de Christo (Blood of Christ) Range of the Rocky Mountains. Taos is a small town noted as a “spiritual center”. Thousands of Hindus from all over the world make pilgrimages to have the darshan of Sri Taos Hanuman-ji.
The Hanuman Temple at this Ashram in Taos, New Mexico is the only public temple institution of Neem Karoli Baba western satsang and is most likely the most visited Hanuman Temple in America. Sri Hanuman is depicted in his “Ramachudamanidayaka” form as flying over the ocean carrying Sri Ram’s ring to Sita-ji in Lanka. there are many forms of Hanuman-ji in India, but Hanuman-ji in this form is very rare. He was designed in America, sculpted in Jaipur, Ragistan, India, and transported to His home in Taos. In September 1999, the Board of Director’s of Maharaj-ji’s Taos Ashram voted to build a new and appropriate mandir for Sri Taos Hanuman-ji.
Vrindavan Ashram
The wonderful Neeb Karori Baba Vrindavan Ashram is located in Krishna’s holy city of Vrindaban on the plains of Uttar Pradesh. The first temple was inaugurated in 1967. This ashram is on Parikrama Marg a short ways from Mathura Road. It was in Vrindaban that Maharaj-ji chose to leave His body in 1973.
Within this ashram is the Mahasamadhi Mandir of Neem Karoli Baba / Neeb Karori Baba. This is the site of Maharaj-ji’s Mahasamadhi Bhandara in September. This ashram has experienced a lot of growth, including addition of a Ram-Sita-Laxshman-Hanuman Mandir, new ashram rooms, new paint, an excellent new kitchen, and large meeting hall.
Maharajji’s Vrindavan Ashram has Beautiful Gardens during several months of the year.
Some westerners are permitted to stay at this ashram. A letter of introduction and prior arrangement with the ashram are a must if you wish to stay in the ashram.
For more information, contact the Ashram Manager. Address: Baba Neeb Karori Ashram, Parikrama Marg Goshala, Vrindaban, Dist: Mathura, UP 281121, India,
Samadhi Temple at Vrindavan Dham
Babaji Maharaj has already fixed the date of His leaving this mortal body. He had to choose a place for the cremation of His body and to prepare back-ground for His devotees to build a commemorative temple. Babaji had already got a yajna performed for nine days in the premises of the temple by His devotee Vishambhar from Aligarh on the occasion of Chaitra Navratra in March-April, 1973.
The place situated between the dharamshala on the northern side of the courtyard and the boundary wall of the temple on the south side leaving one third of the area of the courtyard on either side. Thus the place was sanctified by adoration of the goddess Durga. Babaji ordered that this small area be blockaded and its sanctity should be maintained.
Babaji left His mortal body in Ramakrishna Mission hospital at night 10 September 1973. Inspired by Babaji’s mystic power, Pagal Baba advised His devotees that His physical body be merged with elements inside the ashram. The devotees, accordingly, made a platform of sandal-wood and cremated Baba’s physical body on the sacred festival of Ananta Chaturdashi, on 11 September.
A commemorative temple to preserve Baba’s mortal remains was built by His devotees on that very spot. The perculiarity of this temple is that it merges the architecture of all, a temple, a mosque, church, Gurudwara and Pagoda. After all Babaji belongs to all.                                    From Prema Vatar
Neeb Karori Mandir and Ashram, India
 Neeb Karori is in the district of Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh. Maharajji came here from Gujarat and furthered his tapasya. It is said that he lived in a cave made by the villagers for him.
Akbarpur Mandir and Ashram, India
This place has a very special importance as Maharajji was born in this village. It is referred to as his Janma Sthal. Akbarpur is a very small village in the Firozabad district of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.
Aligarh Mandir, India
This is the upcoming temple in Uttar Pradesh. The ‘shilanyas’ or the ceremony of laying the foundation stone was recently held at Aligarh on 22nd February, 2005.
Badrinath (Mana) Mandir, India
Badrinath (Narayan Parvat) Mandir, India
Bavania Mandir, India
Bavania is a village about forty kilometres from the town of Morvi in Gujarat. It was here that Maharajji established the first Murti of Hanuman. Maharajji spent his intial years of tapasya at this place.
Berlin (Ayodhya) Mandir, Germany
Website: http://www.sridurgamayimaashram.de/en/index.html
Bhumiadhar Mandir, India
This place was denoted by a devotee to Maharajji. First a room and then a small temple was built. It was close to this site that Ram Dass (Richard Alpert) met Maharajji for the first time.
Chennai (Veerapuram) Mandir and Ashram, India
Collegeville Mandir, Pennsylvania, USA
Website: http://www.bhavanitemple.com
Cologne (Kainchi) Mandir, Germany
Website: http://www.sridurgamayimaashram.de/en/index.html
Delhi (Mehrauli) Mandir and Ashram, India
The Delhi temple is located in Jaunapur near Mehrauli. It is situated amongst huge real estates and is built in a large area. This temple supports a hospital and two schools. It is also the place where Madrasi baba lives and has his own little temple.
Dharchula Mandir, India
Haldwani Mandir
This is a personal temple at the house of a devotee of Maharajji.
Hanumanchatti Mandir, India
Hanumangadhi Mandir, India
This place was earlier called Manora hill and was a deserted place because it was weak and unstable. It is near Nainital. Maharajji built a temple here and later handed it over to the Government Trust. This is reportedly the first temple built by Maharajji.
Jabalpur (Ghana gram) Mandir and Ashram, India
The work on this temple in Madhya Pradesh started on 24th Feb, 1997. It is beautifully located on the banks of the river Narmada. On the right is a photograph of the Hanuman idol in the temple (taken in April 2008).
Jipti Mandir, India
Kainchi Mandir and Ashram, India
One of the two temples built by Maharajji itself. It is a very beautiful temple located in the hills near Nainital. The name comes from the fact that the temple is situated between two hills which cross each other and the cradle looks like a scissor (kainchi). It hosts one of the biggest annual bhandaras among the various temples.
Kankrighat Mandir, India
Kanpur (Panki) Mandir, India
Kitchha Mandir, India
This is also a personal temple at one of the devotees’ place.
Kotmanya (Garjiya) Mandir, India
Lucknow (Gomti Kinare) Mandir, India
Maui Mandir, Hawaii, USA
Meerut Mandir, India
Mirzapur (Vindhyachal) Mandir and Ashram, India
Naukuchiya Taal (Bhim Taal) Mandir, India
Paudhi (Gadhwaal) Mandir, India
Pithodagadh Mandir, India
Rishikesh Mandir, India
Shimla Mandir, India
Taos Mandir and Ashram, New Mexico, USA
Website: http://www.nkbashram.org/
Ulm (Brindavon) Mandir, Germany
Website: http://www.sridurgamayimaashram.de/en/index.html
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