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Journey to Kainchi Dham: A Spiritual Awakening


I went to a place where notable figures like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Julia Roberts have been visited. However, my journey there wasn’t spurred by their visits, but rather by a deep spiritual calling I felt towards the temple. This place, known as Kainchi Dham, is dedicated to a saint named Neem Karoli Baba, who passed away in 1973. He is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Hanuman and is revered by various names.

The Hanuman Chalisa: A Sacred Invocation

My connection to this place began in March 2022 when I was introduced to the Hanuman Chalisa, a sacred mantra penned by Tulsi Das in praise of Lord Hanuman, by a spiritual mentor. I incorporated chanting it alongside the name “Lord Ram” (Lord Hanuman is great devotee of Lord Ram) into my daily morning meditation and worship rituals, even observing fasting on Tuesdays, dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Over the following months, I underwent a transformation that led me to adopt a vegan lifestyle and fostered a deeper sense of compassion and service towards others.

The Revered Saint: Neem Karoli Baba

In 2023, I stumbled upon a picture of Neem Karoli Baba on Instagram, igniting my curiosity and prompting me to delve into his life and the history of Kainchi Dham. From that moment on, I harbored a strong desire to visit the place, despite the physical absence of the saint. My initial plans to visit in March were thwarted by a visa appointment, and subsequent attempts in October were hindered by landslides in the hilly region.

My Visit to Kainchi Dham

Finally, in December, I secured my visa and made the journey to Kainchi Dham before departing for the USA in January. The serenity of the place enveloped me as I felt the strong vibrations, as though Baba’s presence lingered within the temple. I spent hours chanting the Hanuman Chalisa and reflecting, emotionally moved as I stood by the very bed where he once imparted teachings about Lord Ram. In that poignant moment, his words echoed in my mind: “I have come to meet you.”


Still today, he is with me in the US. With his blessing, I acquired the courage and determination towards shifting in new culture and facing the drawbacks. Now, I am confident that I can achieved the things I want with his blessings. Remember that “our faiths can move mountains”.

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