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.
In the late 60's an American known as Baba Ram Dass authored books telling of Neem Karoli Baba and hundreds of westerners went for Maharajji's darshan. Maharajji was elusive as the stories tell, but many were allowed to be in His presence and they tell stories that are a wonderment of love and grace and lilas and mostly awe.
Now, there appears to be three Maharajji's. One is the historical Maharajji. This Maharajji seems to have taken birth and lived a "traceable" life in time. Secondly, there is the "formless" Maharajji. This Maharajji is the Maharajji that we apparently connect with on our "inner" dimension. Thirdly, there is the Maharajji that exists in form "now"; the Maharajji who is reported seen and experienced; the Maharajji who never actually died. This is Maharajji who is a "time-traveler". We are just beginning to learn about that Maharajji and some of His effects in the world.
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.
This website is dedicated to Neem Karoli Baba. This site contains information about books about Maharajji published in America and India. It contains many stories about Neem Karoli Baba. This site's gallery contains six albums with the largest collection of more than 1300 photos of Maharajji. It contains information about several of Maharajji's temples and ashrams, including a map of Maharajji places. There is also a section of the Aarti (आरती) practices done at Maharajji's ashrams in India and America. There are recordings of Maharajji speaking and a short video of Maharajji as well as some video movies of interviews with devotees who were with Maharajji.
There are devotees of Maharajji in homes, ashrams, and temples all over the world, this website is for you.
Originally Posted: July 1999
Modified: March 2012, June 2013
Recovered: July 2019
Grace, Devotion, Prayer
Maharajji said, "When you remember me, I come to you." This website is one way to remember our beloved Baba through stories, photos, and the faces of the "near and dear." By remembering Him, we invite Maharajji into our lives. Whether or not our senses perceive His presence, He comes to us. We might ask, “How is that possible?” Although, there are numerous forces at play three emerge as influential: Grace, Devotion, and Prayer.
GRACE: To know Neem Karoli Baba’s name only happens by Baba’s grace. Entering the realm of maharajji.love, one becomes aware of the extent of His lilas.
DEVOTION: This takes many forms according to each devotee's nature. It is our unique relationship to the Guru or the Infinite. Regardless of our practice, within these pages are the means to develop a powerful connection with the Divine.
PRAYER: Maharajji told us, “People don't know every line of the Hanuman Chalisa is a maha-mantra.” These forty verses praise the greatness of Lord Hanuman Ji while asking Him to remove our sorrows and shortcomings. Thus, prayer is a method of honoring as well as supplication. We ask, “Doesn’t Maharajji already know what we want?” Yes, and in the asking, we humble ourselves before Him, the giver of all gifts and the breath of life.