Sri Neem Karoli Baba Hanuman Mandir Construction Project
The miracle of Maharaj-ji’s abundance continues to manifest! From December 2017 through August 2018, devotees and friends contributed a total of $201,795 via the Mandir crowdfunding website! It has been said that Maharaj-ji did not seek funds to build His temples; rather, the funds and building materials came when needed: An endeavor such as this can only be accomplished by Him!
Now we are looking toward moving Sri Hanuman-ji into His new home in April of 2019. In order to complete the work that will enable us to receive the certificate of occupancy, $400,000 in funding will be needed by December 31, 2018.
Following this, up to an additional $50,000 will be required for professionally moving Hanuman-ji, having Hanuman-ji re-painted and professionally set in place, and purchasing necessary puja and temple items. Through Baba’s Grace and everyone’s continued support, Sri Hanuman-ji will be in His new home in time for Hanuman Jayanti!
Being moved to participate is its own blessing. We would also like to say thank you! There are a 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/gifts/ to see images of the gifts.
“Maharaj-ji had Hanuman in every temple He built. That’s a clue, that Hanuman is important to Maharaj-ji. In building this Hanuman temple, we sevites respond to Maharaj-ji’s love for Hanuman. Building this temple is bringing us closer to Maharaj-ji. This temple will be a gathering place for devotees, who through Hanuman will come to know Maharaj-ji. I visited Jaipur, the place where Hanuman was made. I met the family that carved Hanuman. They were excited to make our flying Hanuman, who would fly over the ocean to the USA and now Hanuman will reside in a beautiful new temple made just for Him. My heart is happy and filled with joy!” – Ram Dass
It is such a joy to participate in the seva of the
sacred endeavor of building our Hanuman-ji’s temple!
Jai Sri Ram! जय श्री राम
Construction of Hanuman’s New Temple began in September 2016 with a fire puja and construction has continued without a break so far. By His Grace, Hanuman-ji will be in the new temple by Hanuman Jayanti, April 2019.
This is the only Hanuman mandir being constructed in Maharaj-ji’s name in the United States at this time, following Baba’s long and loving tradition of building Hanuman temples throughout India for the benefit of the surrounding communities.
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-ji’s example of unconditional love and seva spread, the temple has become a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of devotees and visitors who come for darshan. We have outgrown our small multi-use space: it is no longer meeting the community’s needs.
As in the Ramayana, Hanuman has brought Ram’s ring to Sita. With it come 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-ji plays a special role in the transmission of devotion and wisdom, and His mission to deliver Ram’s ring to Sita is a reality!
All donations go directly to the Temple Fund and are tax deductible as allowed by law.
Gifts Photo Page
Please click on the Gifts Photo Page link below to see images of the gifts.
If you would like to find out more about how to support the ashram’s effort with house parties, or for questions regarding contributions and gifts, please contact Annapurna Devika at 575-770-5866.
8x10 Photo of Taos Hanuman-ji
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
Or contribute by credit card by phone: 575-751-4080