Vrindavan Ashram

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vrindavan3 IMG 4357Located a short drive south of Delhi in north central India, Maharajji's beautiful Vrindavan ashram is the likely the most propitious of the ashrams and temples of Maharajji Neem Karoli Baba. The temple at the cremation place of Maharajji's last known body is called Samadhi Stahl. A yatra to this very holy place is always of great benefit to all devotees.

It was in Vrindaban that Maharajji chose to leave His body in 1973. The 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.

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 each year. In this ashram are Hanumanji Temple, Durga Devi Temple, Sita Ram Temple, Shivaji Yugshala Temple, and Maharajji's Mahasamadhi Temple.

Maharajji's Vrindavan Ashram has Beautiful Gardens during most months of the year.

Staying Inside the Ashram

Some Indians and Foreigners are given rooms at this ashram. A letter of recommendation and prior arrangement with the ashram are very helpful if you wish to participate as an ashram inmate. Additionally some short-stay rooms are sometimes available.

For more information, contact the Ashram Manager. Address: Baba Neeb Karori Ashram, Parikrama Marg Goshala, Vrindaban, Dist: Mathura, UP 281121, India. The ashram does not have a public telephone.

More Information: "Staying Outside The Ashram" at page bottom.

vrindavan maharajji murti dressed with turbin IMG 4651Samadhi 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.

Video of Maharajji Mahasamadhi Bhandara

This bhandara takes place on or about September 11 each year. Tens of thousands of Maharajji's devotees are fed.

Vrindavan Ashram Photo Gallery

Photos by Bhanu, Devendra, Kanishk, and Jai Ram

Staying Outside the Ashram

These hotels and guesthouses are suggestions for Maharajji's satsang visiting Vrindavan who cannot stay inside the ashram. These listing are not an endorsment of any hotel or guesthouse listed below. Please consult the Web for more listings.

  1. Upscale Hotel (about 3.7-4 kilometers/2.3-3 miles from ashram): Nidhivan Sarovar Portico Hotel & Restaurant, Khasra No. 797, Gopalgahr Tehra Road. +91 5653037000, http://m.sarovarhotels.com/hotels/nidhivan-sarovar-portico-vrindavan-now-open.
  2. Hotel Closest to Ashram: Basera Brij Bhoomi Hotel & Restaurant, Atalla Chungi, +91 5652442610, baserabrijbhoomihotel.com.
  3. At Iskcon: MVT Guesthouse & Restaurant, Bhaktivadanta Swami Marg, Ramanreti, Reservations: +91 9997725666, Reception: +91 9997738666, mvtindia.com.
  4. Hotel Dev-Residency & Restaurant, Plot-150, Bankey Bihari Colony, Raman Reti Road, +91 5652442102, +91 5652442103, hotelsdevresidency.com.
  5. Hotel Krishnam, & Resturant Raman Reti Marg, +91 5656002021, +91 5656002022, +91 (0)9897378022, hotelkrishnam.com