Neem Karoli Baba(kainchi Dham): Inspiring Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg.


Personal information of Neem Karoli Baba.

Real NameLaxman Narayan Sharma
Birth dateIn year 1900
Birth PlaceFirozabad district(Uttar Pradesh)
FatherDurga Prasad Sharma
ChildrenAnek Singh(son)
Dharam Narayan Sharma (Son)
Girja Devi(Daughter)
Devotee GodHanumanji
AshramsKainchi Dham(Uttrakhand)
Death date11 Sept 1973
Death age73
Death PlaceVrindavan
Personal Information

Who is Neem Karoli Baba.

Neem Karoli Baba was born in 1900 in Akbarpur village of Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh. Baba was a Hindu guru and a great devotee of Lord Hanuman. His followers used to call him Maharaj-ji.


Early and family life.

A mother gave birth to a great saint in the year 1900 in Akbarpur village of Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh. Whose little step is this she was not aware of? She named him Laxman Narayan Sharma. When he was 11 years old, his family arranged his marriage and he tied the knot.

He repeatedly tried to leave the household life but remained with his family because of family pressure. Neem Karoli Baba has two sons and a daughter.


His father’s name is Durga Prasad Sharma and his mother’s name is unknown. There is not much information available about his parents.


Rambeti(wife): At the age of 11 years old he married a Brahmin girl named Rambeti. The couple has two sons and one daughter. After his marriage, he left his family life to become a sadhu.


Anek Singh: Anek Singh is the eldest son of the Neem Karoli Baba who lives in Bhopal with his family.

Dharam Narayan Sharma (Son): Dharam Narayan Sharma is the younger son of the Neem Karoli Baba who died at the age of 81 years. In April 2021 he died in the hospital of Faridabad due to illness. He worked as Ranger in Forest Department and after retirement, he used to stay in Kanchi Dham Ashram only. He has five daughters.

Girja Devi (Daughter): Girja Devi is the daughter of the Neem Karoli Baba. She lives in Agra.

How he named Neem Karoli Baba.

The real name of Baba Neem Karoli Maharaj is Pandit Lakshminarayan Sharma. It is said that when Pandit Lakshminarayan Sharma was performing meditation at Neem Karori village in Farrukhabad, he had a visible vision of Hanumanji. Since then Baba’s name became Neem Karoli Maharaj.

How he established Kainchi Dham.

At the age of 17 years, he attained spiritual knowledge. In 1961 he came to Uttrakhand and, along with his old friend Purnanand Ji he thought of building an Ashram there. In 1964 he established the ashram named Kainchi Dham in Kainchi, Uttrakhand. Kainchi is situated at a distance of 7 km from Nainital, Bhuwali.

This Dham is also known as Kainchi Mandir, Neem Karoli Dham, and Neem Karauli Ashram. Here you will find blankets at every shop because Baba Neem Karauli used to wear a blanket only. People used to offer these blankets to him in Kainchi.

Kainchi-Dham of Maharaj Ji
Kainchi-Dham of Maharaj Ji

Celebrities who bowed in Kainchi Dham.

Steve Jobs:

In 1974 Steve Jobs was 18 years old when he visited Kanchi Dham with his friend Dan Kotte for enlightenment. He was very eager to visit the Kanchi Dham to see the Neem Karoli wale baba in real.

When he visited there, he was disappointed after listening to the death news of Baba a year before his visit. He stayed in the Ashram for some days, and Steve Jobs felt some magic in his life. After visiting the Ashram, his vision of life got changed and he became so clear about his goals.

Mark Zuckerberg

In 2015 Mark Zuckerberg was going through a rough time. He was facing trouble with his Facebook. People wanted to buy Facebook because of its downfall. At that time, he visited his mentor, Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs suggested Mark Zuckerberg to visit Kainchi Dham, a place of Neem Karoli wale Baba if he really wanted to connect to the world.

A month later, in 2015, he visited the Kainchi Dham temple and felt miraculous changes in his life. He revealed all these things to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an interview.

Julia Roberts

She is very interested in practicing Hinduism, and during her practice, she came across a picture of Neem Karoli Baba, and she felt too much connection with it. In 2011 she visited the temple of Neem Karoli Baba to chant and pray.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma.

The most famous couple, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, are devotees of the Neem Karoli Baba. They are often seen at different ashrams of Baba. In 2023 on the occasion of Holi, the couple was spotted at the Nainital Ashram of Neem Karoli wale baba.

Anushka Sharma visit to Neem Karoli wale Baba
Anushka Sharma’s visit to Neem Karoli Wale Baba

Neem Karoli Baba Death:

He fell into a coma due to diabetes, and on 11 September 1973, Neem Karoli wale Baba died at nearly 1:15 AM in the early morning at the hospital of Vrindavan. He chooses the Vrindavan to leave his body.

Neem Karoli Baba Ashrams.

Uttrakhand, IndiaKainchi Dham
Mathura, IndiaVrindavan Ashram
Uttrakhand, IndiaRishikesh Ashram
Lucknow, IndiaLucknow Ashram
Uttar Pradesh, IndiaNeeb Karori
New MexicoTaos Neem Karoli Baba Ashram

Neem Karoli Baba Facts.

  • Neem Karoli Baba’s main aim is to teach people bhakti Yoga and sewa to attain self-realization.
  • People of Haridwar used to call him ‘ Chamatkari Baba’.
  • Not only Chamatkari Baba, but he is also named asTallaiya Baba, Lakshman Das Baba, Handi wallah baba, and Trikonia walla baba.
  • After the death of Baba in 1973, his disciple and devotees constructed a temple in his name in Kanchi Dham.
  • He is also famous as Kambal Wale Baba…Kainchi Dham Wale Baba…Neem Karauli Baba all over the country.
  • He did not allow to touch his feet. He advised to touch the feet of Hanumanji instead of his.
  • An American devotee Richard Alpert wrote the book titled’ Miracle of Love’ delving into the life and teaching of Neem Karoli Baba.
  • He established about 108 temples including his Ashrams.
  • He is also called as Maharaj-Ji.
  • He used to wear a Blanket all time. People who visit his Ashram offer him a Blanket as a tribute.

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