New Mandir Updates
To contribute by phone at 575-751-4080 or by mail to:
Neem Karoli Baba Ashram Mandir Fund,
PO Box 1710, Taos NM 87571
Hanuman ki Jai!
With Chalisas by Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Nina Rao, Trevor Hall, Govind Das and Radha, Shyama Chapin, Raghu Markus, Salman Lee and Patrick Habib Lee, and Johnno Ryan.
2018 Building Progress
(2019 updates coming soon!)
November 13, 2018
August 9, 2018
July 24, 2018
July 5, 2018
June 1, 2018
May 2, 2018
April 18, 2018
March 29, 2018
March 9, 2018
Foaming the dome!
Closing in on window trim
March 6, 2018
Feb 19, 2018
Feb 7, 2018
Jan 18, 2018
Dec 26, 2017
Dec 11, 2017
Dec 1, 2017
November 9, 2017
Today’s exciting progress on the dome. The dome is enclosed ready for the roofing material.
The enclosed dome looks really cool from the inside looking up.
This will soon be covered over and eventually have a smooth plaster. Thanks to everyone for all your support!
November 7, 2017
October 31, 2017
Krishna Das and Jai both mention a deadline of September 30th to meet a matching grant. We reached that milestone! We want to share their beautiful thoughts about the new temple as we continue the construction process.
To contribute to the new mandir please go here…
Sept 27, 2017
Aug 25, 2017
Looking out through the new entryway
These are the openings where the dome will be constructed and the windows and doors installed.
August 22, 2017
Hanuman’s Alter being built:
August 21, 2017
July 26, 2017
June 26, 2017
June 18, 2017
Professor Philip Lutgendorf gives a Ramayana presentation in the New Mandir!
“On the Necessity, Joy, and Anxiety of
(Re)Translating Tulsidas’ Rāmcaritmānas”
June 13, 2017
Scott Mac Hardy working at the construction site for Hanuman’s New Mandir
Tomas & Wes putting up the vegas for the portal.
May 19, 2017
K.K. Sah sees Hanuman’s New Mandir!
May 12, 2017
Pillars are being installed
April 25, 2017
Mandir roof being installed!
April 13, 2017
The Mandap is up & we’ve raised the roof!
Here is a little recap of the amazing building progress over the last couple of weeks:
March 31, 2017
March 21, 2017
Arial Views of the Mandir building progress:
March 4, 2017
More colorful sacred graffiti art blessings for the New Mandir!
Follow the temple building progress on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/taoshanumanji/
Feb 12, 2017
The temple roof being framed in!
Feb 4, 2017
Sacred graffiti art to bless Hanuman’s New Mandir building 🙂
JAI SRI HANUMAN!
Thanks to the support of our community, the giant I-beams were lifted into place by a huge crane this week at the NKB Taos Ashram. These I-beams will support The central dome of Hanuman’s new home <3
Feb 2, 2017
A busy day of construction today. Pouring the cement for the bond beams that will support the dome and for the pedestals that will support the pillars around Hanuman-ji’s dias.
Welding of the I-Beams
Front view of the new temple construction.
Jai Sri Hanuman!
Jan 14, 2017
The beginning of the temple entrance with coat room, as the rest of the temple continues to take shape.
Jan 10, 2017
The construction crew building the forms to pour the concrete structural lintel beams which will support the circular design of the new temple.
Jai Sri Hanuman! Hopes are raised! Lets raise the roof!
The crashed Indiegogo site is back up, raising hopes of meeting the goal of the temple being roofed-in by Hanuman Jayanti! The huge I-beams that will support the dome and the mandap of the temple’s roof are on site! Please help to raise the roof!
Dec 29, 2016
The form to pour the wall around Hanuman’s asana is up!
Ram Ram and Pranams,
As Hanuman and his army built the bridge to Lanka, so too, the new Temple construction crew has been proceeding with great determination and devotion.
The abundant grace and love we have witnessed gives rise to YES! Love Everyone! Yes! Feed Everyone! Yes! Serve Everyone! Yes! Indeed, we all have a part to play in Hanuman’s unwavering mission of love, devotion and service.
Please enjoy the attached video tour showing what has been made possible and accomplished by so many contributions in just four short months!
With the first crowd funding effort ending on January 4, 2017, you are invited to participate in the final push to ensure that the winter construction proceeds unimpeded, with the goal of having the roof framed-in by Hanuman Jayanti.
Dec 19, 2016
On Monday, December 10th, two thirds of the temple Pumice-crete walls were poured with a puja and the first kirtan in the unfinished structure. Hanuman ki Jai!
Nov 29, 2016
The crew working with such dedication in the snow. Form walls are going on and will be poured soon!
Nov 17, 2016
Plumbing is in and the bathroom is being framed.
Nov 10, 2016
The temple walls have gone up!
The morning of November 1, Tuesday, which is Hanuman’s day, was a milestone for the new temple as the concrete slab pouring began.
Following morning aarti, devotees gathered at the site to place many photographs of Maharaj-ji, gemstones and crystals in Temple the foundation.
The sweet smoke of offered incense wafted in the cool morning air as satsang chanted the Gayatri Mantra followed by the Hanuman Chaleesa. Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram was chanted from the beginning to the end of the first pour.
In the afternoon, as the concrete was drying, satsang returned to the site to write Rams around the perimeter of the temple.
With the encouragement of satsang and even construction crew-members, Hanuman Das even borrowed some equipment to help him glide to the middle of the concrete slab in order to write Ram on the very spot where Hanuman’s asana will be!
Please take a moment to share the campaign with friends and family on Facebook and through email. With love and gratitude! Ram Ram!
You can donate online here:
October 28, 2016
Radiant heating tubes going in before the slab is poured!
October 26, 2016
October 18, 2016
The plumbing and electrical are going in before the slab is poured!
October 10, 2016
Pranams and Ram Ram,
We are excited to share the new video of the beautiful ground breaking ceremony that took place on September 11th at the building site.
It is indeed true: the temple is already built – we just can’t see it yet!
This is a deeply moving time.
Mahendra, who lead the ground breaking fire ceremony, had nine local devotees consecrate the first nine bricks have now been placed in the temple’s new foundation.
Since the ground breaking, the foundation pouring has begun, with satsang joyfully covering the wet concrete with Rams.
Copies of Maharaj-ji’s own Rams were placed in the four cardinal directions.
As a visiting devotee pointed out, “This is very exciting, this is the only Maharaj-ji Hanuman Temple being built anywhere in the world right now! I am so happy I can be a part of it. Thank you!” There is no other place in which Baba is building a Hanuman Temple right now, and especially not in America. This comment struck me, again highlighting the sacred nature of our endeavor. This is Maharaj-ji’s only ashram in America and it will be the first Hanuman temple built here in His name. Now the new temple is starting to take shape and come into view!
We have reached almost 70 percent of our crowdfunding goal and have three weeks left to meet it. By meeting our goal by the November 4th deadline, we will be able to continue the campaign for an additional two months!
If you feel moved to help reach the goal and go beyond it, please let others know about the campaign through email, Facebook or other social media. If you’ve been to the ashram, please encourage others to come! And if you have not yet come, we invite you to join us here in love and devotion!
By His Grace, Ram Ram
NKB Ashram Board of Directors
Ground Breaking Ceremony!
September 11, 2016
A special highlight of this year’s Bhandara festival was the groundbreaking ceremony for the New Mandir! Mahendra Bhakta from Texas, a long-time devotee of Hanuman and friend to the Neem Karoli Baba Ashram, came to lead a havan, or fire ceremony, and a bhumi pooja, or worship of the earth on which the new mandir will be constructed.
In his characteristic style and at super-fast speed, he recited 108 Hanuman Chaleesas and offered a total of 108 coconuts into the sacred fire. As the smoke wafted up to heaven, everyone present felt a powerful sensation, both energizing and peaceful, unify and bless the satsang members as we came together in prayer and common intention to work together in Maharajji’s name to make a wonderful and fitting new communal prayer space-a beautiful new mandir.
After the fire ceremony, Mahendra had nine local devotees consecrate the first nine bricks which would be placed in the temple’s new foundation.
The day continued with our traditional eleven chaleesas held outside in the open air with aarti, prasad, and the symbolic digging of the very first shovelfuls of dirt.
We are so blessed and thankful to all of the devotees who helped make the event unforgettable.
Contributions to Hanuman’s temple should be earmarked for the Mandir Fund and may be made online or by check
(please note Mandir Fund on the check) to:
Neem Karoli Baba Ashram
Post Office Box 1710
Taos, New Mexico 87571
If you would like to make a donation online toward moving the Temple project forward, please use the link below: