During the townhall meeting with PM Modi, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that when his company was going through a rough patch, Steve Jobs advised him to visit a temple in India, where the Apple co-founder had also experienced life-changing spiritual reflection.
Deeply influenced by the Indian spiritualism in 70s, Jobs visited Kainchi Dham Ashram, in Nainital, in the state of Uttarakhand (the Ashram of Baba Neem Karoli or Baba Neeb Karori, considered a reincarnation of Lord Hanuman); and he is believed to have got the vision at this place to create Apple.
Hollywood actress Julia Roberts is also said to be influenced by Neem Karoli Baba and was drawn to Hinduism because of him.
Kainchi is a beautiful secluded mountain ashram located in the Kumoan Hills in Uttarakand. The first temple was inaugurated in June 1964. It is approximately 38 km from Naini Tal. Many hundreds of people visit the temples here every day, in season. Each year, during the June 15th bhandara, reportedly, more than one lakh (100,000) people are fed.
Some westerners are permitted to stay at this ashram. A letter of introduction and prior arrangement with the ashram are a must if you wish to stay in this impeccable ashram. Most people stay in Naini Tal or Bhowali or outside the ashram and visit the temples during the day.
Rules are strictly enforced and individuals staying at the ashram are required to participate in morning and evening arati. The ashram is closed for a large portion of the year, because it becomes very cold.
If you are intending to visit Kainchi Dham, Maharaji-ji’s Ashram in India, you must first write to the manager and request permission for your stay. Generally people are allowed to stay three days. You need a reference note from one of the older devotees and you can send it along with your request to stay, and a picture