While heading towards Ranikhet from Nainital, we sky in across Kainchi Dham located in Kainchi. Kainchi is at an elevation of 1400 mt and is at a distance of 9 Km from Bhowali and 17 Kms from Nainital. This abode has achieved recognition owing to the ashram of the famous Shri Neem Karoli Baba Maharajji where you experience calming effect and a visit there soothes your nerves.
In 1962,Baba Neem Karoli came here and mounted platform around a place where two spiritual gurus Sadhu Premi Baba and Sombari Maharaj had performed Yagyas in Kainchi village. The Hanuman temple is built over the platform mentioned above. Also a temple for Neem Karoli Baba was built at the ashram after his death which took place on Sep 10, 1973. His statue was constructed on June 15, 1976.
Babaji’s devotees come from different places and a chain of bhandaras, kirtans, bhajans keep on happening. Here 15th June is celebrated every year as foundation day as foundation of idols of Hanumanji and others was performed on 15th June in different years. It is the day when a large number of devotees come to Kainchi even from far off places and get blessings of Babaji in form of Prasad.
He is known outside India for being the guru of a number of Americans who travelled to India in the 1960s and 1970s. Even Steve Jobs the CEO and founder of Apple , came over here and felt that magnetic spiritual energy. He even advised Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of facebook to visit the ashram when his company was going through difficult times.
As said by Neem Karoli Baba
“ Even if a person hurts you, give him love. The worst punishment is to throw someone out of your heart… You should love everyone as God, and love each other. If you cannot love each other, you cannot achieve your goal.”
He also said that When a saint leave shis body temple becomes his body”And as soon you are about to enter this magical place, you feel his presence over there, you hear the soothing sound of the religious hymns and the mystic noise of flow of river and suddenly your materialistic transform and you find the immaterialistic truth of existence and you are at peace with yourself.
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