The Haidakhan (हैडाखान) Ashram covers a quite big area including three different levels, the main Ashram, Fakirabad and the Gufa Side. This upper plan shows the upper floor, where You arrive and where the office, the main temple and most of the rooms are located. There are also 5 guest houses and the Bhakti Bhandar Shop , the main temple, the Italian temple and Sri Babaji‘s Kutir and the Sri Baba Research Hospital where both Ashram visitors and local people are treated.
According to “The Teachings of Babaji,” Haidakhan Babaji “appeared” in June 1970 in a cave at the foot of the Kumaon Mount Kailash, across the river Gautama Ganga, near a remote village called Hairakhan, in the Nainital District of Uttrakhand, India. His followers maintain that Haidakhan Babaji is a Mahavatar – “a human manifestation of God, not born from woman.”
It is reported that starting in late September 1970 Haidakhan Babaji (हैडाखान बाबाजी) spent forty-five days meditating in a small temple on the top of the Kumaon Mount Kailash “without leaving his seat.” In September 1971, Haidakhan Babaji, in a sworn testimony, convinced the judge of the court in Haldwani that he was the “Old Hairakhan Baba,” thought to be active in that region in the years 1860–1922, and that he had the right to use the ashrams in Kathgaria and Haidakhan. In 1971 Haidakhan Babaji started travelling across India, proclaiming his Message, performing sacred ceremonies, such as yagna, and attracting more devotees. This included celebrities, such as Shammi Kapoor, and gradually more Westerners.
Travel Tips :
From Delhi You have to go to Haldwani or Kathgodam which are the closest cities on the way to Haidakhan. Traintickets are available at the „NEW DELHI RAILWAY STATION“ in the tourist office at the first floor at this building.
Normally You get tickets for the same day there or the next day. They have special contingents for tourists from foreign countries.
There are two trains going to Haldwani/Kathgodam. One is in the night and the other in the morning.
You can also take buses or taxis.
In Haldwani a taxi can pick You up and bring You to Haidakhan or You stay one night there, the best stay is in the Nanak Hotel in the center of Haldwani, but there are different hotels also.