Visiting the Ashram
All are welcome to visit the Neem Karoli Baba Ashram and enjoy the temple room and grounds.
**Please be aware: PARKING is allowed only in designated areas.**
The main ashram parking lot and designated overflow parking areas are clearly marked and are the only areas where parking is permitted. Parking on nearby streets or on adjacent properties will result in your vehicle being towed. THIS IS ENFORCED.
Please do your part to help the ashram maintain positive relations with the neighborhood and wider Taos community.
DON’T PARK ANYWHERE EXCEPT IN DESIGNATED LOTS.
Visitors sometimes ask what they can bring. This is Maharaj-ji’s Kitchen Wishlist:
FOR MAHARAJ-JI’s KITCHEN
raw unsalted cashews
dried fruit (ie apricots, apples, mangos, figs, cranberries etc.)
fresh ginger root
fresh green chilis
fresh cilantro (coriander leaf)
split chana dal
fresh curry leaves (can be mailed)
small stainless steel mixing bowls (around 1qt size)
electric hand mixer
What NOT to bring:
-DO BRING donations of food (produce and pantry items) are always appreciated. Please see our wishlist for a list of currently needed grocery items.
-DO NOT BRING anything made with eggs, onions or garlic (remember to check the ingredients list on prepared, store-bought items and snacks).
-DO NOT BRING plastic water bottles, plastic cups, plates or silverware or anything made with styrofoam. We use only compostable dishware for take-away prasad and festivals and our water comes from a mineral-rich well. It is untreated and very healthy and delicious. No need to bring store-bought water! If you would like to bring compostable items they can be ordered on Amazon by searching for compostable plates, bowls, spoons, forks, hot cups and cold cups.
Wishlist for people travelling to India who want to know what to bring back for the ashram to donate to our Puja Dukan
Hanuman and Baba two sided pendants from Rishikesh
Tulsi Malas 108 beads knotted smooth round tulsi beads
Rudraksh Malas 108 beads knotted
Sandalwood Malas 108 beads knotted
Om Nama Shivaya bracelets brass and copper adjustable size
Hanuman Chalisa Booklets Gita Press with both Hindi and English words yellow cover
Prayer shawls cotton with RAM, Krishna, or Shiva assorted colors
Small brass Ganesh blessing murti
Small Hanuman brass murti with open heart showing Sita and RAM in heart
Navratna 9 planet crystal necklace or mala from Rishikesh
Hanuman Yantra gold plated over copper
Puja offering plate small 1-2 ” diameter brass