Recently, popular Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, along with their daughter Vamika, paid a visit to Baba Neem Karoli Ashram on Wednesday morning in Vrindavan, Mathura.
Why did Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli visit Baba Neem Karoli Ashram?
Virat and Anushka went to Vrindavan for the ‘darshan’ of Neem Karoli Baba’s samadhi. The renowned couple reportedly stayed there for about an hour and also meditated in a kutia (hut). They also posed for photos and gave autographs to fans before leaving for Maa Anandamayi Ashram.
According to a few reports, it is said that the Sharma family is a follower of Neem Karoli Baba.
Who is Baba Neem Karoli who inspired Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Julia Roberts?
Neem Karoli Baba Also known as Neeb Karori Baba, the Hindu guru known to his followers as Maharaj Ji was a devotee of the Hindu deity Hanuman Ji. An adept of bhakti yoga, he always encouraged service to others (seva) and considered it the highest form of unconditional devotion to God.
He was known for being the spiritual master of a number of Americans who traveled to India in the 1960s and 70s, the most well-known being the spiritual teacher’s Ram Dass and Bhagavan Das, and the musicians Krishna Das and Jai Uttal.
Devotees witnessed him healing the sick who were almost like the dead. He never allowed anyone to touch his feet, he always asked his devotees to touch the feet of Hanuman Ji instead.
Baba Neem Karoli had passed away on Sep 11, 1973, in a hospital at Vrindavan after he slipped into a diabetic coma.
Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Julia Roberts had also paid a visit to Baba Neem Karoli ashram.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visited the ashram in Kainchi in 2015 when Facebook was going through a very difficult phase. He arrived there with just a book in his hand. He was supposed to stay here for one day but he spent two days. Moreover, Steve Jobs had suggested him to visit the ashram.
Apple founder Steve Jobs had also visited the ashram to meet Baba with his friend Dan Kottke. However, he couldn’t meet him as he passed away before his arrival.
Furthermore, it is said Julia Roberts is also said to be influenced by Neem Baba and was drawn to Hinduism because of him.