Haidakhan Baba Ashram: A Revelation In The Himalayas

Haidakhan Baba Ashram: A Revelation In The Himalayas

The pristine ashram of Sri 1008 Haidakhan Wale Baba was founded between 1970 to 1984. This stunning and huge ashram now attracts thousands of peace seekers and path seekers from all over the world, who come here for one purpose- to seek guidance. This lovely ashram was once quite small, but today it is resplendent with multiple rooms, shrines and even a university. Just by entering this ashram you will feel a sense of peace flow into your body as the bliss slowly starts to seep in. Surrounded by the majestic Himalayas and serene rives, this ashram is quite a mystical experience.

 The Idea of how to visit the Ashram 

Once you enter the ashram you will realise it is all about modesty, placed and kindness. Here you will find these ideologies repeated several times. To practice these values, you will have to take part in a Sadhana, which is not only purifying but will also erase all your burdens and help you become a better person. From the moment you start the Haidakhand Sadhna, you will start feeling a shiver run down your spine, as gradually your entire body starts to feel light and weightless. Practising the Sadhana is a mandatory requirement if you wish to visit and stay at this stunning ashram

 Who is  Haidakhan Baba?

Haidakhan Baba was a highly renowned Yogi, who was also known by names like Babaji, Maharajji, Mahamunidra, Sri Sadguru, Sri Sadashiva, Mahavtaar, Traymabak Baba. According to popular local stories, Babaji came from Nepal, where he used to stay in the caves. It is believed that most of his penance was done in these mysterious caves. He was said to have magical powers and could heal anybody just by looking at them. His lifestyle was based on honesty and simplicity, which he also preached to his followers.

This idea of a simple lifestyle is also propagated in the ashram, as it urges you to accept the simpler and humble pleasures of life.

Haidakhan Baba Ashram in Nainital
Haidakhan Baba Ashram in Nainital

 The Ashram Opening Time 

The wonderful Hariakhan Ashram opens up to you as you cross the Gautami Ganga river and traverse the hidden caves in Nainital. Many believe that Babaji was last sighted in these caves. You can entire these caves and feel a positive a wonderful aura radiate all around you. The damp and isolated caves are quite wonderful to just sit for some time and practice some introspection. It is quite something to meditate in the same cave where Hariakhan Baba had once appeared. You might even feel his presence at times just softly floating around you.

Once you reach the ashram you will find it filled with both Indians and foreigners who have come from all over the world. There is an intricate statue of Haidakhan Babaji which you will encounter as soon as you enter the through the gate. The statue is so lifelike, that you will find yourself wondering if Babaji himself is in here somewhere. You can sit down and meditate in front of this holy statue, and calm your mind before proceeding on.

The Settings of the Ashram in Nainital 

The infrastructure and the setting of the ashram quite magnificent. Everything is laid out in order, and you can witness the mountains all around the ashrams. It is quite a magical setting, and you will start to feel the bliss of the ashram and the mountains.

Across the river, you will find a temple as well. This temple has been recently renovated and now looks quite stunning. The temple complex has nine interpretations of Hindu Gods. These intricate idols are so beautiful that as you keep walking you will feel a sense of tranquillity creep into your spine and make you calmer and calmer. With each passing idol, you will feel more at ease, and your body will start to relax. Some people even tend to have an epiphany and an out of body experience when they reach the ninth and final statute. However, every experience is personal, and you must chart your path once you visit the ashram.

The Haidakhan Ashram itself is quite huge and has three levels- the main Ashram, Fakirabad and the Gufa Side. All of these places are open to the public and you can visit all of them at least once. There are five guest rooms, where people can stay for a while. These rooms are quite high in demand, so you need to pre-book if you wish to spend a night here. There is also a ration shop, hospital and Sri Babaji‘s Kutir. It is like a whole world inside the Haidakhan Ashram.

The Experience in the Ashram 

The Haidakhan Ashram is a life-changing experience for anyone open and willing to embrace the preachings of Babaji. The intense Sadhna and humble livings are an important part of this ashram. Once you visit this ashram, you will a change coming over you. You will find yourself more at peace and focused. The Haidakhan Ashram is both a rejuvenating and soul-touching experience.

How To Reach Haidakhan Baba Ashram in Nainital

From Delhi (369.9 km) To reach the serene Haidakhan Ashram, you need to first reach Delhi. From Delhi take a train to either reach Kathgodam or Haldwani (these are the closest stations to the ashram) There are two trains that go to Kathgodam or Haldwani from Delhi- one in the morning and one night. After reaching Kathgodam or Haldwani, you need to hire a cab to reach the stunning ashram. From Haldwani, the ashram is about 40 km.

From Rishikesh: (283.8 km) From Rishikesh, you need to reach Haldwani by train, from where you can hire a cab to the Haidakhan Ashram.

The Haidakhan Ashram is a life-changing experience for anyone open and willing to embrace the preachings of Babaji. The intense Sadhna and humble livings are an important part of this ashram. Once you visit this ashram, you will a change coming over you. You will find yourself more at peace and focused. The Haidakhan Ashram is both a rejuvenating and soul-touching experience.

 

 

 

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