Kainchi Dhham (कैंची धाम) is a beautiful secluded mountain ashram located in the Kumoan (कुमाऊँ) Hills in Uttarakand (उत्तराखण्ड). The first temple was inaugurated in June 1964. It is approximately 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 Nainital (नैनीताल) or Bhowali (भवाली) 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.
Maharajji taught many people. These teachings continue today. The teaching was very subtle or literally a knock on the head. Maharajji’s teachings seem to have been totally individual. Each devotee would have the answer or the help they needed in the way that was best suited to their needs. When devotees remembered Him, Maharajji would rush to them to help and protect them. This seems to be going on to this day.
Maharajji seems to be continually visiting people and helping them since He “left His body” in Vrindaban in 1973. One devotee said that he thought the greatest miracle was what Maharajji has done since then. Maharajji has visited, helped, guided, fed, and called into service so many in the last forty years. Maharajji never went away. For this we can be grateful.
Sri Neem Karoli Baba Maharajji :
Maharajji established at least 108 temples, fed millions of people, advised government and corporate leaders, performed what can be called Miracles, influenced current American and Indian society, brought grace into the lives of countless suffering people, and all the while remained out of the “public eye.”
It is believed that by the time Maharajji was 17 years old He knew EVERYTHING. This is to be taken to mean a knowing that is actually incomprehensible to you and me. A knowing that is all. The knowing of Bhagvan. The knowing of God. There are stories contained in this website and in the books referred to herein that hope to in some way help to tell of the Grace and Love of this truly remarkable being. Maharajji had nothing and Maharajji had everything.