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.

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.

vrindavan maharajjis kutiya 250x188Maharajji's Kutiya

Maharajji’s kutiya is a sacred place in Ashram where Baba Neeb Karori Maharaj used to take rest during the Vrindavan stay. The atmosphere inside the kutiya cannot be expressed in words. It is so calm and serene that by sitting and meditating here everyone is lost in another world.

Devotees feel the very presence of Baba Neeb Karori Maharaj. They feel direct communion with Baba Neeb Karori Maharaj. Devotee’s sorrow, tension, jitters everything is dissolved in the presence of Baba Neeb Karori Maharaj.

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Daily Activities at Vrindavan Ashram

Activities at Vrindavan Ashram start with the opening of the ashram. The first arati is at Sri Ram Darbar and Sri Sankat Mochan Hanuman ji, followed by arati to Mata Vaishnav Devi and followed by the last to Baba Neeb Karori Maharaj. In 12 o’clock noon the mandirs are closed, reopening at about 3 p.m.. Sandhya Shayan Arati of Sri Ram Darbar, Sri Sankat Mochan Hanuman ji, Mata Vaishnav Devi, then of Baba Neeb Karori Maharaj After Sandya Shayan Arati and bhog, temples are closed at about 8 p.m. Continious kirtan and bhajan are being done by maais in Sri Ram Darbar.

Every Tuesday there is Akhand Hanuman Chalisa Paath at Mahasamadhi temple. Every Tuesday and Saturday there is Sangitmay Sunder Kand Paath in Baba Neeb Karori Maharaj ji’s Kutiya.

vrindavan ashram bhandara seva IMG 3370 250x188Welfare Activities

Feeding of poor people is the main feature of Sri Baba Neeb Karori Ashram Vrindavan. Every morning after prayer, chana prasaad and daliya is distributed daily to everyone. On the Wednesday a large number of poor ones are benefited by balbhog (puri, aloo sabji) which is distributed after morning arati. In the evening tea is distributed daily to all. At the time of lunch and dinner prasad is being offered to everyone in ashram.

Baba Neeb Karori Maharaj took special care to see that whosoever comes to the Ashram is given Prasad. Baba Neeb Karori Maharaj said whoever comes to you is your guest.It is essentially against the tradition of Ashram that people should get away without getting Prasad.

Ashram also helps poor in many ways and run many type of charitable activities. In winter distribution of blankets, shawls, and saree to ladies is being done. Poor students are also being helped by providing educational utensils, books fees etc.

vrindavan gaushala maharajjis cows IMG 5035 250x188Gaushala for Maharajji's Cows

Baba Neeb Karori Ashram has a very beautiful Gaushala. In fact, about forty percent of the ashram area is dedicated to cow seva. At present there are approximately 300 cows, calves, bulls, and oxens. There are nearly 20 cows being milked by hand for the exclusive nourishment of ashram deities and the feeding of poor people in the ashram. All the cows and others receives highest quality of care and food.

The very special feature of ashram Gaushala is male calves (bulls) which are being treated in same fashion as cows. In most of Gaushala you will find absence of same as they do not produce milk and are being considered as burden.

All visitors are welcome the can personally visit Gaushala. Devotees can make donations for maintaining Gaushala and feeding the cows.

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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.

During the stay at Vrindavan ashram active involvement is very much necessary. You must have been involved in ashram activities earlier. If a newcomer wishes to stay in the ashram then it is advisable to have recommendation of an old devotee. It is compulsory.

At the time of bhadara’s the accommodation is not available due to limited accommodation available at ashram. It is advisable to contact the ashram well in advance to check the availability of room for stay. You must be present in morning and evening prayers at ashram and contribute in ashram activities.

A valid I.D. proof like Aadhar Card, Visa, PAN Card etc is mandatory requirement for stay in ashram. Whenever you are coming to ashram for stay must bring your valid I.D. proof.

Each and every visitor to the ashram and all persons staying in the ashram must follow the ashram rules to maintain the sanctity of ashram.

Contact the Ashram:

Address: Baba Neeb Karori Ashram, Parikrama Marg Goshala, Attalla Chungi, Vrindaban, Dist: Mathura, UP 281121, India.
For General Enquiries and Donations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Telephone: +91-9568138989, +91-7037232225, +91-9219515733.

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

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