6:45 - 7:30 p.m. - evening aarti*
Weekly events take place at Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir. We always begin with evening aarti at 7:00 p.m. (admission 6:30 - 6:50 p.m).
→ On Tuesday evenings we sing seven Hanuman Chalisa - as was custom in Dada Mukherjee’s house.
→ On Friday evenings we gather for Kirtan and practice meditation.
Throughout the year we honor different aspects of the Divine and celebrate festivals from Hindu, Christian and Buddhist traditions:
● Shivratri (Shivratri 2014 - link)
● Hanuman Jayanti (108 Hanuman Chalisas - link)
● Easter (Easter 2021 - link)
● Vesak - Celebration in honor of Lord Buddha (Tara Mantra - link )
● Guru Purnima (Kirtan Livestream 2021 - link)
● Nirvan Divas (Arati to Maharajji - link)
● Navratri (Durga Puja - inauguration of Baba Mandir - link)
● Christmas (Christmas Eve - link)
Since the inauguration of Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir, we celebrate all festivals there.
This ashram, dedicated to Sri Neem Karoli Baba, is located in Southern Germany in Ulm - halfway between the cities of Munich and Stuttgart. It was founded by Sri Durgamayi Ma in 1998 and serves as refuge of spiritual practice for Maharajji’s Satsang in Germany, which has grown over the years.
In 1971 Durgamayi Ma saw a picture of Sri Neem Karoli Baba in the book ‘Be Here Now’ by Ram Dass. Feeling a very strong longing, she and her spiritual companion Vishnu Digambar travelled to India, were found by Maharajji and became His devotees. Meeting Baba changed the course of their lives.
Back in Germany, from 1985 on, they began to share their deep experiences with Maharajji and the love He gave. This way Baba's satsang in Germany started to grow. In 1998 the Satsang was able to buy a large house, which was inaugurated as ‘Ashram Brindavon’ on Nirvan Divas the following year - and became the center of spiritual practice for a small, but very committed satsang and home to 29 ashram-residents.
All temples are located on the ground-floor of 'Ashram Brindavon' - with a darshan hall and smaller temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Maa Devi Durga, Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna, Sri Ganesha, Lord Buddha and Jesus Christ.
Over the years more and more people visited the ashram and so the satsang – with Maharajji’s blessings – was able to buy a larger building not far away. Mataji named it Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir in ever loving remembrance of her Guru - our Satguru.
Anyone wishing to visit or to receive Mataji’s Darshan is most welcome. All current information can be found on ashram.de/en.
In gratitude we remember Vishnu Digambar, Mataji's spiritual companion, who left his body in January 2009. Just recently we ‘found’ super8 footage and audio recordings of Maharajji’s voice, which Vishnu Digambar recorded in 1973. We have published them here:
Waiting for Baba’s Darshan Part1
Waiting for Baba’s Darshan Part2
More to come - still work in progress: recordings of Maharajji’s Voice (1973), historical recordings of devotees singing and kirtan wallah’s at Maharajji’s ashrams in Kainchi and Vrindavan, old versions of the Hanuman Chalisa.
Photo Gallery (32 photos)
These photos were submitted to maharajji.love by the Ashram Brindavon management. For more current info, please visit ashram.de.
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