Kainchi Dham Samadhi Temple
During His stay in Kainchi Dham, Babaji Maharaj generally stayed in Ram Kuti. He also held durbars there and gave audience to groups as well as individuals. He gave darshan from the meshed windo opening on the south side. Whenever He did not want a crowd in the kuti, He used to close the entrance to the kuti and gave darshan from the window. Then durbar was held outside the window.
Maharajji sitting alone in Ramkuti would gaze at a particluar spot through the window about one or one and a half year before His final journey. During this period, besides the Indian devotees, a large number of foreign devotees (English, German, French, Greek and others) used to come for Maharajji’s darshan. These devotees recited Hanuman chalisa and sang Krishna’s name (kirtan of Hare-Krishna) for Babaji in deep and melodious voice. Babaji also heard the kirtan emotionally or in a trance. These foreign devotees did not know Hindi, nor could they make out what Babaji said (unless someone translated it to them), but their devotion and love for Him was such that they laughed when Babaji laughed and when Babaji shed tears in His super-conscious state, they also wept. Those moments were very spiritual.
It was the Janmashtami of 1973. Following the Indian tradition these foreigners were also on fast. The Janmashtami festival is traditionally celebrated in Kainchi at night. Aarti of God Krishna and Babaji is performed at midnight. As the night fell, these foreigners along with the other devotees arranged candles on the Aarti-plate, started chanting kirtan and singing devotional songs. Babaji opened the window a little before 12AM. These devotees frantically sang Kirtan – “Gopala, Gopala, Jai Devaki-nandan Gopala” in a deep voice. The Aarti was being performed from outside the window. It was a unique sight permeated with spirituality. Overwhelmed with emotions they were not conscious of their mind or body and their Krishna was born in the form of Maharajji.
Maharajji selected the very spot for His commemorative temple. He left Kainchidham on 9 September 1973 saying, he would be back within four days. True to His word, he did come back on the fourth day not physically, but in the form of Kalash containing his ashes.
By Baba’s mystic inspiration, Shri Siddhi Ma got the Kalash placed on the very place Babaji looked at so intently and where the Hanuman Chalisa was recited and the grand Kirtan of “Devaki-nandan Gopala” was sung. Babaji Maharaj’s temple has been built and His Vigrah has been installed therein. Many people come there to take a pledge of offering and have their desire fulfilled. The seekers get answers to their most difficult questions. The devotees complete their sadhana by getting their spiritual complexities solved.