Kainchi Dham Nainital (Timings, Best Time to Visit, History, Images & Location)
Kainchi Dham Nainital Entry Fee
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Kainchi Dham Nainital Phone
Kainchi Dham Nainital Address: Bhowali Range, Nainital, Uttarakhand, 263132, India
Kainchi Dham Nainital Timings
|Monday||5:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Tuesday||5:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Wedesday||5:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Thursday||5:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Friday||5:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Saturday||5:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Sunday||5:00 am – 4:00 pm|
A famous Hanuman temple located in the womb of Kumaon mountains is the Kainchi Dham. The place offers a perfect combination of beauty and spirituality. Surrounded by mountains and forests with a river flowing alongside, Kainchi Dham is a heaven for people who seek peace and calm.
The temple was established by a local and very profound saint, Neem Karoli Baba in 1960s. It is also an ashram of Neem Karoli Baba who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Hanuman. Devotees claim to feel the divine presence of Lord Hanuman and Neem Karoli Baba at the ashram.
The ashram gets its name corresponding to its location which makes a scissor-like (Kainchi in Hindi language) shape as the two hills, between which the ashram is located, cut and cross each other. Neem Karoli Baba took samadhi in the year 1973, and since then is considered as the incarnation of Lord Hanuman.
The Kainchi Dham got famous when in the year 1973, Steve Jobs, Ex-CEO of Apple Inc, visited the temple. Going through a stressful time in his career, Jobs came to India looking for a place where he could find answers to his questions and attain the ultimate truth of life, Nirvana, and Prajna. Jobs meditated at the ashram and went back enlightened. Later on, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, also visited the Kainchi Dham in search of peace and enlightenment.
Every year on Neem Karoli Baba’s birthday, 15th of June, a fair is organized at the ashram which is highly visited by both locals and tourists. Located at a height of 1400 meters above sea level, this ashram on the Nainital-Almora road is picturesque and is among the most prominent pilgrimage sites in India. The ashram was initially built as a dedication to Sombari Maharaj and Sadhu Premi Baba who used to offer Yajnas at the place.