Help Build The New Hanuman Taos Temple
EXCITING NEWS: The $10,000 match was met on Tuesday, December 19th! Let’s keep the momentum going! It took only 7 days to meet the match! In order to continue building without a break, $135,000 still needs to be raised by the end of February! Jai Sri Hanuman!
The miracle of Baba’s abundance has certainly manifested over the last two years. It is truly a miracle that in two years time through His grace and the unbelievable support of so many devotees $797,340 has been raised toward the building of a temple for Hanuman-ji.
The plan is to complete the construction of Hanuman’s temple by the middle of September of 2018. In order for this dream to become a reality an additional $500,000 needs to be raised by August 2018. This will insure that the new temple will be ready for inauguration by next year’s celebration of the 45th anniversary of Maharaj-ji’s Mahasamadhi on September 22nd-23rd.
To this end, a new fundraising campaign is being launched with the goal of raising $165,000 by the end of February. The intention is to have three goal-oriented fundraising campaigns of $165,000 each, with the ultimate goal of raising $500,000 by the end of August 2018, thereby being able to complete the temple in time to commemorate Sri Neem Karoli Baba’s 45th Mahasamadhi anniversary and Taos Hanuman-ji’s 40th anniversary of coming to America.
It is such joy to participate in the Seva of the sacred endeavor of building our Hanuman-ji’s temple!
Maharaj-ji’s Taos ashram was established over forty years ago when our Hanuman-ji, commissioned by Ram Dass, arrived in the U.S. The ashram began as a humble and informal gathering place for devotees to remember Baba, share stories and food, and to enjoy the company of satsang.
In 1981, the milking room in the 100-year-old adobe barn was converted into a tranquil temple room where Hanuman was installed. To this day, Hanuman-ji still sits on part of the original mango wooden crate in which he made the long journey from India to America. Read about Hanuman’s Journey to America at http://nkbashram.org/ashram/how-hanuman-came-to-america/
As Maharaj-ji’s teachings and Hanuman’s example of unconditional love and seva spread, the temple has become a place of pilgrimage for many hundreds of devotees and visitors who come for darshan. We have outgrown our small multi-use space and it is no longer functional in meeting the community’s needs.
Construction of Hanuman’s New Temple began in September 2016 and is expected to be complete by September 2018. This is the only Hanuman mandir being constructed in Maharaj-ji’s name in the United States at this time and follows Baba’s long and loving tradition of building Hanuman temples throughout India for the benefit of the surrounding communities. See construction updates here: http://nkbashram.org/newtemple/updates/
As in the Ramayana, Hanuman has brought Ram’s ring to Sita. With it comes tidings of her imminent release from captivity. Hanuman’s message brings the promise of love and faith, a faith that moves mountains. His presence, without doubt, will reunite Sita with Ram, our souls with the Supreme. In the Taos temple, Hanuman plays a special role in the transmission of devotion and wisdom, and his mission to deliver Ram’s ring to Sita is a reality!
Everyone’s enthusiastic and generous participation will help ensure that the funds necessary to complete the project are in hand. All contributions, large and small, will help make the completion of the temple in the fall of 2018 possible! All donations will go directly to the Hanuman Temple Fund and are tax deductible as allowed by law.
Being moved to participate is its own blessing. We would also like to say thank you! There are a wide variety of gifts to choose from so be sure to scroll all the way through! Please click on the Photo Page link http://nkbashram.org/crowdfunding-gifts/ to see images of the gifts. Please contact Annapurna Devika at 575-770-5866 with questions regarding contributions and gifts.Gifts Photo Page
Features alternating photos Maharaj-ji and Hanuman-ji and a monthly quote.
If you would like to donate via mail please note Mandir Fund on the check and mail to:
Neem Karoli Baba Ashram
PO Box 1710, Taos, New Mexico 87571