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Kainchi Dham Ashram Uttarakhand: Neem Karoli Baba Sacred Abode

Kainchi Dham Ashram Uttarakhand is The home of Shri Neem karoli Baba “Maharaj Ji”.

Uttarakhand, which is also known as “Devbhoomi” meaning the land of Gods and temples is one of the most visited states in India people from all around the world visit Uttarakhand every year.

In Uttarakhand every temple has a unique story of faith and spirituality.

So, In today’s blog we are going to talk about one of the most visited Kainchi Dham Ashram Uttarakhand and about Param Pujya Baba Shri Neem Karoli Maharaj and “Kainchi Dham” Ashram.

Kainchi Dham Ashram, Uttarakhand Information

Who is Shri Neem Karoli Baba “Maharaj Ji”?

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Param Pujya Baba Shri Neem Karoli Maharaj (Lakshman Narayan Sharma) took birth approx. 1900 in the Akbarpur village in Firozabad Uttarpradesh, India.

He belongs to a Hindu Brahmin family.

He always wanted to go away from his loved ones and to become a wandering sadhu but his parents got him married at the early age of 11 yet, he ran away from his family and returned a few year later, When he came back, he started a family he has 2 sons and a daughter.

Laxman das/ Neem karoli baba Ji left his house in 1958 and became a saint.

  • Born –  Lakshman Narayan Sharma .c 1900 in Firozabad Uttarpradesh
  • Death – 11 September 1973
  • Religion – Hindu Brahmin

Kainchi Dham Ashram, Uttarakhand

A famous Lord hanuman temple and an Kainchi Dham Ashram located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.

Moreover, the place is a perfect combination of beauty and spirituality, trees and mountains surround the place and a river flows beside it also, the ashram is a paradise for the people who seek peace of mind and clam.

Kainchi Dham Ashram Uttarakhand was established in the 1960s by the locals and Saint Baba Neem Karoli Maharaj Ji, People believe that Baba is the incarnation of Lord hanuman.

Though there is a temple of Lord hanuman near the ashram, People believe that Baba Ji keeps them safe from the dangers and care for them.

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Why it is known as “Kainchi Dham Ashram” ?

Many people ask, why it was named ‘Kainchi Dham’? It is because, the Ashram is in between two mountains which cross each other like a scissor this place has its own beauty and elegance where you can feel the presence of lord Hanuman.

Many devotees from around the world visit this place, Every year on 15th June a fair/Mela is organised in the memory of Shri Neem Karoli Baba Ji  So, many gather to seek blessings also, the locals believe that the place has blessing of baba.

This place came to light when the personalities like Steve Jobs, Barack Obama, Narender Modi and Mark Zuckerberg visited the Kainchi Dham Ashram Uttarakhand from then people from around the world flock here to seek blessings and to meditate.

He is a mentor for many Americans who came to India during the 1960s and 1970s.

Miracles of Shri Neem Karoli Baba Ji

After becoming saint, he was known by many names some are Lakshmi Das, Tikonia wale Baba, Handi Walle Baba, and more.

There were many stories which became famous about the miracles he had done.

Baba Ji and The Train Incident

Here is one incident narrated by Ramdas, Ramdas was a spiritual teacher once Neem Karoli Baba was travelling by train and he did not have a ticket, When the ticket conductor asked him for the ticket, Baba refused, The TT asked him to get off from the train.

After he got down, the train did not start again the people of the train asked the Ticket collector to call the saint back, When the saint came back the train immediately started and the driver took the blessing from Baba Ji.

After this incident, a station was built which is named as Neem Karoli by the locals.

Baba Ji and Steve Jobs | The Apple Miracle |

In one of the other Incident which is famous among people is when Steve Jobs the cofounder, Chairman and CEO of Apple visited the Ashram during his early days in search of peace going through hard times of his life, Steve Jobs found the Ashram and stayed there and meditated found the true meaning of his life.

When he was coming back Steve Jobs met Shri Neem Karoli Baba Ji and as a blessing/Prasad Baba Ji offered him a APPLE after taking a Bite then Steve Jobs returned and got an Idea and started the multi millions firm Apple with the Logo of Apple with a Bite on it.

Everybody knows what all happened after that Steve Jobs has mentioned about Neem Karoli Baba Ji in Ted Talks and many Books.

There are so many stories about the miracles of Neem Karoli Baba which builds faith among the people there are stories which are famous about baba ji among the locals.

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Philosophy of Shri Neem Karoli Baba Ji

Baba Ji always talks about the ego and attachment of the people which may create a hindrance between you and God.

According to Baba Ji, one should have no attachment with anything because it will create many problems in your life. So, you should have Faith in God this will always help you to solve your problem by itself he also talks about the ego.

According to the Baba Ji, ego is the biggest enemy of humans, It takes you away from the God and makes you useless.

Baba Ji always shows the path to connect with God and to get the Peace of Mind.

According to Neem Karoli Baba Ji, God is superior than anything in this world so, if you have faith in God you will get everything and you will live a happy and a loved life.

Neem Karoli Baba’s Book

LOVE EVERYONE : The Trascendent wisdom of Neem Karoli Baba Told Through the Stories of the Westerners whose lives he Transformed

Neem Karoli Baba Ji “Death”

Baba Ji died around at 1:15 am on 11 September, 1973 in a hospital at Vrindavan as Baba Ji was suffering from diabetic coma.

After Baba Ji death the devotees flow his path of love and faith.

Places to visit nearby Kainchi Dham

Kainchi Dham Ashram Uttarakhand is situated in one of the most beautiful places so close to nature the feeling to be in ashram and visiting Uttarakhand always makes you happy, if you are visiting the Kainchi Dham Ashram there are other places too that you can visit nearby which are explained in our other Uttarakhand blog some of the places are Nainital, Ranikhet, Almora, Kaushani, Jim Corbett National Park and many more.

Kainchi Dham Ashram Uttarakhand Timings

Kainchi Dham Ashram Uttarakhand

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the famous places near Kainchi Dham?

Nainital – There are certain things which you can do around Kainchi Dham . You can visit Nanital which is just 18 kms away from the temple. You can do various activities over there like boating, visit Nana Devi temple. There is also Nanital Zoo and China peak. You can also do shopping from local market and can buy local handcraft including handmade pickle juice. And, you can also visit 7 Tal which includes Bhimtal, Sattal, and Naukuchiatal.

Ghodakhal temple – You can visit to Ghodakhal  temple which is 5.3 kms away from Kainchi Dham.

Bawali – You can visit to Bawali which is very famous for its fruit gardens. They produce fine quality of fruits like apple, peach, strawberries, and apricot which is usually exported.

Hanuman Garhi – You can visit Hanuman Garhi temple established by Neem Karoli Baba. It is located to the South side of Tallitall. Here, you can see the huge idol of Lord hanuman splitting his chest and showing Lord Rama.

Chitai Golu Devta Temple – Chitragulu temple is one of the most famous temple of Kumaon region located in Almora. Lord Golu is also known as the lord of justices. People write their wish on paper and ask for judgment. The wishes are places in temple. Moreover, they believe that lord Golu will fulfil all their wishes and will give justice to them.

What is the Best time to visit Kainchi Dham Ashram, Uttarakhand?

Mountains are always beautiful and mesmerising and Kainchi Dham welcomes his devotees in all the seasons. Summers are  splendid one. It is pleasant to visit. You may also visit here in winters as the hills are surrounded by snow and gives you a beautiful view. The temperature usually goes below ZERO degrees. But, but you should avoid visiting during monsoon. The mountains are unpredictable in rainy season.

How to reach Kainchi Dham Ashram in Uttarakhand?

You can easily get cab and bus from Nanital or from Haldwani/Kathgodam to reach Kainchi Dham Ashram in Uttarakhand the nearest Railway station is Kathgodam Railway station which is 37km away. You can also fly to the nearest airport PantNagar airport which is 71 km away.

Can we stay at Kainchi Dham?

Yes, you have to write a permission letter to the manager of the ashram and summit identify cards and photos. You must follow all the rules and regulations of the ashram. But, the maximum time to stay in ashram is for 3 days.

Other than that, there are resorts and hotels few minutes away from the ashram. If you want a homely feel, home stays are also available near the ashram complex.

What is the name of the Kainchi Dham Ashram Uttarakhand nearest railway Station?

Kathgodam is the Nearest railway station from there the Kainchi Dham Ashram is at a distance of 35 Km.

Hotels near Kainchi Dham / Neem Karoli Baba Ashram, Uttarakhand?

The nearest hotels to stay you can get in Garam pani a place about 5Km away from ashram or you can stay in bhimtal, Bhawali, or in Nainital.

What is the official website of Neem karoli Baba?

The official website of Shri Neem karoli Baba Kainchi Dham Ashram is https://nkbashram.org/

Famous personalities visited the Kainchi Dham Ashram Uttarakhand?

Recently Virat Kohli visited the ashram with his wife Anushka and in past there are personalities which are known world wide has visited the ashram are President Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Our honorable Prime minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji, many prominent world leaders visited Kainchi Dham, Baba is there for all of us on daily basis people from all around the world visit the ashram of Maharaj Ji.

Why 15th June is celebrated in Kainchi Dham Ashram and Mela organised on this day?

Every year on 15th June is celebrated as Pratishtha Divas an Mela is organised on this day people from all around the world visit Ashram and administration has to make special arrangements during this day because of traffic and large number of devotees can be seen.

Trains timings to Uttarakhand Kainchi Dham Ashram Uttarakhand?


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