Visitors sometimes ask what they can bring. This is Maharaj-ji’s Kitchen Wishlist:


organic butter
olive oil
Coconut oil
Mustard oil
panch puran
mustard oil
chaat Masala
raw unsalted cashews
dried fruit (ie apricots, apples, mangos, figs, cranberries etc.)
fresh ginger root
fresh green chilis
fresh cilantro (coriander leaf)
all kinds of dal- especially whole and split mung, whole kabuli chana, and split masoor dals
dry whole garbanzos (aka whole chana)
whole cumin seeds
fresh curry leaves (can be mailed)
small stainless steel mixing bowls (around 1qt size)
papadam (make sure that it doesn’t have onion or garlic)electric hand mixer

See full Ashram Wishlist on our Giving Page

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.