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Step 1: Specify your contribution amount for New Hanuman Temple Campaign

Exciting news! A devotee has offered a $10,000 challenge match which will begin today December 12 and end on December 31. The starting amount in the account for the challenge match is $7830. Help us to reach the goal of $17,830 as quick as possible. All by His grace!

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.

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2018 Maharaj-ji and Hanuman Calendar: $25.00

Features alternating photos Maharaj-ji and Hanuman-ji and a monthly quote.

Taos Hanuman-ji Poster: $45.00
This unique poster is a collage made from pixilated photos of Baba.
Hanuman Chalisa CD and Flying Hanuman Flag: $75.00
The Neem Karoli Baba Ashram Collection of Chalisas CD features Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Nina Rao, Trevor Hall, Govind Das and Radha, Shyama Chapin, Raghu Markus, Salman Lee and Patrick "Habib" Lee. Comes with a Lama Foundation Flag that matches the CD cover.
"Feed Everyone" Apron: $108.00
Taos Ashram's famous "Feed Everyone" apron in red, yellow, maroon or black. We’ll contact you to choose the color.
2 Mug Set: $108.00
White mugs with "Choose Love" and "All One" printed in red, one of each.
K.K. Sah Chants the Sunderkaand: $151.00
Maharaj-ji loved hearing the Sunderkaand. This set includes a 2-CD recording of K.K. Sah chanting the Sunderkand along with two Lama Foundation flags: an orange and red Flying Hanuman and red and gold Ram.
“Ram” Baseball Cap: $250.00
The ashram’s famous RAM baseball cap: choice of available colors. We’ll contact you to choose.
The Mala: $301.00
Tulsi Hand Mala with A treasured thread from a blanket worn by Baba, tied to a tulsi hand mala.
Limit: 4 of 30 Taken
Sita Ram Maharaj-ji: $450.00
Original Art By Cliff Benjamin 18 x 24. Limited Edition Giclee
The Amulet: $501.00
A treasured thread from a blanket worn by Baba, placed in a sterling silver capsule amulet on a sterling silver chain.
Limit: 1 of 30 Taken
2018 Shakti Fest: $750.00
2 Tickets to Shakti Fest 2018 w/Camping. Say Hello backstage during Jai Uttal's set.
Limit: 0 of 1 Taken
Baba Blanket: $1,008.00
Wool Baba Blanket offered at Maharaj-ji’s Takhat.
2018 Bhakti Fest: $1,008.00
2 Tickets to Bhakti Fest 2018 w/Camping. Say Hello backstage during Krishna Das's set.
Limit: 0 of 1 Taken
Light Fixture in Main Dome Devotional Area: $2,500.00
You will receive a beautiful 8x10 color photograph of Taos Hanuman-ji, a certificate of appreciation, and your name will be included on a contributor's plaque to be located on the ashram grounds. Please note: the plaques will be created after the temple building and landscaping is completed.
Limit: 0 of 1 Taken
Granite Tiles for the Parikrama: $3,000.00
You will receive a beautiful 8x10 color photograph of Taos Hanuman-ji, a certificate of appreciation, and your name will be included on a contributor's plaque to be located on the ashram grounds. Please note: the plaques will be created after the temple building and landscaping is completed.
Limit: 0 of 3 Taken
Artisan-made Front Entry Way Wall Sconces: $3,000.00
You will receive a beautiful 8x10 color photograph of Taos Hanuman-ji, a certificate of appreciation, and your name will be included on a contributor's plaque to be located on the ashram grounds. Please note: the plaques will be created after the temple building and landscaping is completed.
Limit: 0 of 1 Taken
Custom Cabinets for Hanuman's Sacred Puja : $5,000.00
Contribute to the custom cabinets for Hanuman’s sacred puja items. You will receive a beautiful 8x10 color photograph of Taos Hanuman-ji, a certificate of appreciation, and your name will be included on a contributor's plaque to be located on the ashram grounds. Please note: the plaques will be created after the temple building and landscaping is completed.
Limit: 0 of 4 Taken
Interior Vestibule Door: $6,000.00
You will receive a beautiful 8x10 color photograph of Taos Hanuman-ji, a certificate of appreciation, and your name will be included on a contributor's plaque to be located on the ashram grounds. Please note: the plaques will be created after the temple building and landscaping is completed.
Limit: 0 of 1 Taken
Exterior Entry Antique Carved Teak Pillars: $7,000.00
You will receive a beautiful 8x10 color photograph of Taos Hanuman-ji, a certificate of appreciation, and your name will be included on a contributor's plaque to be located on the ashram grounds. Please note: the plaques will be created after the temple building and landscaping is completed.
Limit: 0 of 2 Taken
Central Dome Pillar: $7,500.00
You will receive a beautiful 8x10 color photograph of Taos Hanuman-ji, a certificate of appreciation, and your name will be included on a contributor's plaque to be located on the ashram grounds. Please note: the plaques will be created after the temple building and landscaping is completed.
Limit: 0 of 2 Taken
Donate What You Want: $1.00
Donate any other amount. Thank You!
Step 1: Specify your contribution amount for New Hanuman Temple Campaign

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
575-751-4080