10 Interesting Facts About Baba Neem Karauli Ji

Baba Neem Karoli was a miracle Baba. His devotees consider him an incarnation of Hanumanji. He was just a plain simple man. Many miraculous tales are told about them. Come let's know 10 interesting things about Baba Neem Karoli Ji.

Baba Neem Karoli

1. The real name of Neem Karoli Baba was Laxminarayan Sharma. He was born around 1900 in Akbarpur village of Uttar Pradesh. He attained enlightenment at the age of 17. His father's name was Durga Prasad Sharma. Baba was married at the age of 11.

2. In 1958, Baba left his home and started roaming all over North India like a sadhu. During that time he was known by many names including Lakshman Das, Handi Wale Baba, and Tikoniya Wale Baba. When he did penance in Vavaniya Morbi, Gujarat, he was called by the name of Talaiya Baba.

3. Once Baba was traveling in the first class compartment. When the ticket checker came, Baba did not have a ticket. Then Baba was dropped off from the train at the next station 'Nib Karoli'. Baba sat at a distance by burying his stick in the earth. Officials ordered the train to run and the guard flagged off the train, but the train did not move even an inch from its place. 

Kainchi Dham Baba Neeb Karori Ashram

When the train didn't work even after many efforts, the local magistrate who knew Baba asked the officials to apologize to Baba and bring him inside respectfully. Others on the train also supported the magistrate. The officials apologized to Baba and made him sit on the train respectfully. The train started moving as soon as Baba sat on the train. Since then Baba's name was Neem Karoli. There are hundreds of miracles of Neem Karoli Baba.

4. Baba Neem Karauli came here for the first time in 1961 at Kainchi Dham near Nainital, Uttarakhand and he along with his old friend Purnanand Ji thought of building an ashram here. Baba Neem Karauli established this ashram in 1964.

5. Neem Karoli Baba's Samadhi Sthal is in Pantnagar near Nainital. This is a place where if anyone goes with a wish, he does not return empty-handed. Baba's Samadhi Sthal is also here. A grand idol of Baba Neem Karauli has also been installed here. There is also an idol of Hanumanji here.

6. The names of Apple's owner Steve Jobs, Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg, and Hollywood actress Julia Roberts are taken among the devotees of Neem Karoli Baba. It is said that by visiting this Dham, his life changed.

7. On 15th June a fair is organized in Devbhoomi Kainchi Dham and here devotees of Baba Neem Karauli come from all over the country and abroad. In this Dham, Baba Neem Karauli is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Hanuman. 

Thousands of devotees from all over the country and abroad come here to seek the blessings of Hanuman Ji. Baba's devotees built a grand temple of Hanuman at this place. There are temples of 5 deities here. There is also a temple of Hanumanji among them. Baba Neem Karoli was a great devotee of Hanumanji and he built many temples of Hanumanji across the country.

8. Richard Alpert (Ramdas) wrote a book titled 'Miracle of Love' on the miracles of Neem Karoli Baba, in which there is a mention of an incident called 'Bulletproof Blanket'. Baba always used to wear blankets only. Even today, when people visit his temple, they offer him blankets.

9. Baba Neem Karauli Maharaj has two sons and one daughter. The eldest son Anek Singh lives with his family in Bhopal, while the junior son Dharam Narayan Sharma was a ranger in the forest department. Recently he passed away.

10. He left his body on 11 September 1973 in Vrindavan. It is said that most Americans come to Baba's ashram. The ashram is situated amidst deodar trees in a hilly area.

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