Most people have heard about Neem Karoli Baba After the visit of Mark Zuckerberg to India. It was Mark Zuckerberg who told to Prime Minister Modi that Steve Jobs suggested him to visit Neem Karoli Baba at Kainchi Dham, Uttarakhand. Most people yet do not know much about Neem Karoli Baba. Hence we decided to present 17 unknown facts about Neem Karoli Baba in this article.
Unknown Facts about Neem Karoli Baba
Born in a Brahmin Family
There are many unknown facts about Neem Karoli Baba. But most people don’t know where he was born. Maharaj Ji was born to a Brahmin family on 11 September 1900 in Akbarpur town of Firozabad area in Uttar Pradesh.
Marriage at 11 years of Age
At the age of 11, Neem Karoli Baba married to a Brahmin girl as per the traditional values at that time.
Became a Sadhu after marriage
Not long after his marriage, he left his home and traveled all through India as a sadhu in the search of enlightenment. But he returned home on his father’s request after a few years.
Enlightenment At 17 Years
According to his devotees, Neem Karoli Baba attained to enlightenment at the age of 17. His devotees believe that he acquired some mysterious powers.
Father of three Children
Neem Karoli Baba had three children. His two sons are Dharm Narayan Sharma, Anej Singh Sharma. His daughter’s name is Girija. This is one of the most asked unknown facts about Neem Karoli Baba.
A devotee of Hanuman Ji
Since childhood, Neem Karoli Baba had a deep attraction towards Lord Hanuman and Rama. Babaji was a great devotee of Lord Hanuman.
Had miraculous powers
Neem Karoli Baba left his home In 1958 and boarded a train without a ticket. When the TT knew about it, he pushed Baba off the train near a village Neeb Karori. But the train stopped moving suddenly and didn’t move in spite of all efforts.
His Body was weird looking
According to his devotees, Maharaj Ji was not like common people. His hands were longer than normal and his body postures were quite similar to monkeys.
A Village name became his name
When the conductor pushed Baba off the train near Neeb Karori village, a station was built there. And the locals started addressing him as Neem Karoli Baba.
He had many other names
Due to his miraculous nature, Baba was known by many names across his devotees. In Gujarat, he was known as Tallaiya Baba and people In Vrindavan addressed him as Chamatkari Baba( (Miraculous Saint). His other names were Handi Wala Baba, Lakshman Das etc.
He never liked to be famous
Unlike other monks, Neem Karoli Baba had no such desires to be famous. He loved to live a simple life and used to sit on a wooden bench in the open air.
He Built Many Temples
Neem Karoli Baba was a great devotee of Lord Rama and Hanuman. Hence he built many temples across the world including the USA. He built at least 108 temples during his period.
He was first authored by an American
No Indian liberal wrote anything but an American drug cult Richard Alpert who later transformed after meeting Maharaj Ji and became Baba Ramdas. He became a spiritual teacher and preached Hinduism in many countries.
Many famous people became his devotees
It was the miraculous power of Neem Karoli Baba that many tech Giants and celebrities became his devotees. The former director of Google.org Larry Brilliant was one of his devotees. Steve Jobs is one of those devotees who always followed Baba Ji’s teachings. Later Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Hollywood actress Julia Roberts became his devotees.
He inspired the Apple Logo
Neem Karoli Baba was a vegetarian and loved to eat fruits. He had a weakness towards apples. It is believed that Steve Jobs made his company’s name after being inspired by Babaji.
He left his body in 1973
Baba Ji left his body on 10th September 1973. He was feeling ill due to severe pain in his chest. Doctors tried to treat him but Babaji drank only Ganga water and passed to the supreme soul by uttering ‘Jaya Jagdish Hare’ ( All Hail to the Supreme Lord).
His foundation saved many lives
His foundation always tried to serve people across the globe. They helped over 3.5 million blind people of Asia, America, and Africa to get eye sights.
India is not a country that exists since 1947 but for ages. We all need to understand the cultural, religious and spiritual values of our country. Hence without ignorance, we need to accept our great sadhus and yogins. In this article, we tried to tell you 16 unknown facts about Neem Karoli Baba. If you find this article informative, please share it and let everyone know this information.