Haidakhan Vishwa Mahadham Ashram, Haidakhan, India
(litt. “the most beautiful place in the universe”),
Contact person Sabina Address P.O. Haidakhan Postal Code PIN 263 126 City District Nainital (Uttranchal) Country INDIA Telephone +91 8958052917 Telefax - firstname.lastname@example.org web-site www.haidakhandisamaj.org
Genesis of the ashram
…….And There Was Light…….From ancient times Hairakhan and the surrounding Kumaon foothills of the Himalayas were enlighted by the presence of numerous holy men. The tradition of Babaji goes back thousands of years Twice in the past hundred years Babaji has appeared , lived and taught in the tiny village of Hairakhan.
Shri Babaji Mahavatar reappeared in the cave on the Gufa-site at the feet of Hairakhan Mount Kailash in 1970 and left His body in 1984 on Valentine’s day ,the 14th of February.
In the beginning of this ministry there only existed the little temple that He built in the 1890′s during His former Manifestation , known as “Old Hairakhan Baba “. It was situated on the top of the hill where His ashram is located.
Babaji started to build small , simple rooms for visiting devotees ,whose numbers increased very quickly.
At first only Indians arrived but soon an amazing amount of westerners came to Hairakhan.
Babaji also constructed nine small temples on the foot of Mount Kailash , opposite the river Gautami Ganga that flows between the two sites of the ashram.
That was a grand Karmayoga project ! In order to obtain a “floor” for that construction , the mountain had to be partly dug away and leveled. Babaji was always present to guide and support. Bhole Baba ki JAI !!!
The nine temples were dedicated to various hindi gods and goddesses .
Babaji also created a Dhuni house (” Maha Shakti Dhuni ” ) on the foot of the 108 steps ,the big stairs that lead to the ashram. That Dhuni place exists for thousands of years , Babaji “renovated ” the old site and built a new eight sided dhuni (fireplace) with His own hands. Dedicated to Jagadamba ,the eightarmed Divine Mother.
And at the Gufa site near the nine temples He constructed a big Havankund (fireplace) for the ancient vedic fireceremonies.
The devotees also came to enjoy the beautiful Gautami Ganga river .Babaji once said about this splendid river : ” She is singing OM from time immemorial . Listen and join ! ”
The “intoxicating” sound of this river , soft in summer but very loud in monsoon time,delights and inspires the spirit of everybody, many of them hear an angelic choir singing above her holy waters.
Together with the warble of the birds and the beautiful trees and flowers , Hairakhan is a paradise on earth.
At the time Babaji left His body ,several more ashram buildings were built by to host the large numbers of devotees that came to visit Him . They all came to Love and experience Babaji , receiving His Blessings and Teachings, enjoying ceremonies like Arati and Havan.
Even nowadays , although Babaji is no longer in His physical form but likely residing at other holy places, people still clearly feel His presence and receive Babaji’s spiritual blessings by living a life in Truth , Simplicity and Love.
Shri Shri 1008 Shri Hairakhanwale Baba , Shiva Mahavatar , Lord Sada Shiva , Shri Shri MahaPrabhuji Babaji, through His infinite wisdom and love , has truly bestowed upon Hairakhan a worldwide name and fame .
And Hairakhan Vishwa Mahadham ( “the most beautiful place in the universe” ) is still today a place that benefits the hundreds who come to love ,experience and enjoy The Spirit . OM NAMAH SHIVAY
Ananda Puri Ashram, Chilianaula (Rhaniket), India
Contact person Pratibha (personal phone: +91 (0)5966 / 222345) Address Postal Code PIN 263647 City Chilianaula, Ranikhet, District Almora, Uttarakhand Country INDIA Telephone +91 XXXX XXXX Telefax - email@example.com web-site www.anandpuri.com
Genesis of the ashram
In the late 1970’s, Babaji began and completed by the early 80’s another large temple and ashram in another part of the Kumaon region – at a tiny and beautifully scenic village named Chilianaula, near the military hill town of Ranikhet. The temple at Chilianaula not only commands a majestic and almost surrealistic view of the Himalayas, it is also vibrant with a high rate of divine pulsation, second only to the core temple at the main Haidyakhan ashram. Its proximity to Ranikhet provides it easy access for devotees and tourists. In fact, at the present moment, the temple is never free of visitors come summer, winter, rain or shine. They flock to the place wanting to know more and more about Babaji and the lineage he represents. But which lineage can the Almighty represent? Pervasive in the entire cosmos – creator, sustainer and destroyer – residing in all, yet belonging to none