Eruch Beheram Jessawala

Meherazad 1975 - photo taken by Anthony Zois
Meherazad 1975 - photo taken by Anthony Zois

Born : October 13, 1916 -  BombayIndia

Died : 31st August, 2001 - Meherazad, India

Married to Khorshed - no children

Parents : Beheram and Gaimai Jessawala 

Nationality : Indian

Meherazad 1975 - photo taken by Anthony Zois
Meherazad 1975 - photo taken by Anthony Zois
East-West Gathering,Poona 1962 ;  Glow mag. Feb.2001
East-West Gathering,Poona 1962 ; Glow mag. Feb.2001
MSI Collection
MSI Collection
Courtesy of the Jessawala Collection
Courtesy of the Jessawala Collection
Eruch in Mandali Hall, Meherazad, India : Courtesy of Ursula Reinhart
Eruch in Mandali Hall, Meherazad, India : Courtesy of Ursula Reinhart
Eruch Jessawala
Eruch Jessawala
Courtesy of Lord Meher, Vol.4, p.1333 - Bhau Kalchuri
Courtesy of Lord Meher, Vol.4, p.1333 - Bhau Kalchuri
Courtesy of Lord Meher, Vol.6-7
Courtesy of Lord Meher, Vol.6-7
USA 1956
USA 1956
22nd July 1956 ; Lonchamps Restaurant, NYC
22nd July 1956 ; Lonchamps Restaurant, NYC
Lord Meher ; p2158-9
Lord Meher ; p2158-9
MSI Collection ; Eruch is on the right of Baba & Francis on the left
MSI Collection ; Eruch is on the right of Baba & Francis on the left
MSI Collection
MSI Collection
MSI Collection ; India - Eruch is seated centre front  right
MSI Collection ; India - Eruch is seated centre front right
MSI Collection ; India
MSI Collection ; India
MSI Collection
MSI Collection

In 1974 and 1975 Steven Hein videotaped Meher Baba's mandali on a reel-to-reel videotape recorder. Kristine Wyld arranged for the tapes to be converted to professional quality analogue Betacam SP tapes. Mandali Hall, Meherazad, India - 1975

Eruch is standing behind Baba
Eruch is standing behind Baba
Eruch seated in middle front
Eruch seated in middle front
Eruch comforting Dhun in India
Eruch comforting Dhun in India
Brothers : Meherwan & Eruch Jessawala
Brothers : Meherwan & Eruch Jessawala
Eruch with Davana Brown in India
Eruch with Davana Brown in India

Mandali Hall, Meherazad, India - 1975 : Videotaped by S.Hein 1974-5.

 


Meher Mount,Ojai,California
Meher Mount,Ojai,California
1956, Washington D.C. at Ivy Duce's home
1956, Washington D.C. at Ivy Duce's home
1956 : Baba kissing Larry Karrasch at Longchamps Restaurant, New York.
1956 : Baba kissing Larry Karrasch at Longchamps Restaurant, New York.
Adi, Baba and Eruch
Adi, Baba and Eruch
Eruch ; Photo taken by Kendra  Crossen-Burroughs - 1976 - Meherazad-India
Eruch ; Photo taken by Kendra Crossen-Burroughs - 1976 - Meherazad-India
Eruch leading a tour at the Ellora Caves, India
Eruch leading a tour at the Ellora Caves, India
Photo taken by Eric Teperman
Photo taken by Eric Teperman
Eruch on the top of Seclusion Hill, Meherazad, India. Photo adjusted by Anthony Zois
Eruch on the top of Seclusion Hill, Meherazad, India. Photo adjusted by Anthony Zois
Painted by Charlie Mills, 2009 "Eruch" - Oil-20x16 - http://www.millsstudio.com/
Painted by Charlie Mills, 2009 "Eruch" - Oil-20x16 - http://www.millsstudio.com/

Mandali Hall, Meherazad, India - 1975 : Videotaped by S.Hein 1974-5.


Married Life

Meher Baba blessing the newly weds on their wedding day ; Savak & Meheru Damania and Eruch & Khorshed Jessawala :  Glow mag. Feb.2001
Meher Baba blessing the newly weds on their wedding day ; Savak & Meheru Damania and Eruch & Khorshed Jessawala : Glow mag. Feb.2001
Glow mag; February 2001 p.24
Glow mag; February 2001 p.24

Mandali Hall, Meherazad, India - 1975 : Videotaped by S.Hein 1974-5.

Eruch's room at Meherazad, India
Eruch's room at Meherazad, India
Eruch's desk
Eruch's desk

BOOKS  PUBLISHED

 



Tales from the New Life with Meher Baba



(Contributing authors) Narrated by :

Eruch, Mehera, Mani and Meheru,


1976


Published by : Beguine Library, Berkley, CA.

191 p.


Determined to be His


Edited by : Steve Klein


1987

Published by : Meher Nazar Books

103 p.


1995

Published by : Meher Nazar Publications

103 p


SERBIAN : "Resen da Budem Njeco"



Resen da Buden Njegov


Translated by : T. Beslic


1993

Published by : Karganovic

63 p.


Serbian



Avatar Meher Baba -

The Awakener of Hearts ( articles )


(Contributing authors) : Bal Natu & 

K.K. Ramakrishnan


1992

Published by : Avatar Meher Baba Tamilnadu Centre, Madras, India

56 p.



That's how is was


1995 - 1st edition - 414p.

        - 2nd edition

2010 - 3rd edition - 422p.


Published by : Sheriar Foundation




From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Eruch Jessawala
 
Born October 13, 1916(1916-10-13)
Bombay, India
Died August 31, 2001 (aged 84)
Meherazad, India
Religion Zoroastrianism
Notes

Eruch Byramshaw Jessawala (October 13, 1916 - August 31, 2001), born in Bombay, India, was a close disciple of the silent Indian master Meher Baba, and one of his mandali. Eruch was also the primary interpreter of Meher Baba's alphabet board, and later his unique sign language.


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Early life

Eruch was born in Bombay to Zoroastrian parents, Beheram and Gaimai Jessawala. His father Beheram was an engineer with a high post in the Indian government in Nagpur, the capital of central provinces at that time. Due to constant relocations of his father, Eruch was placed in an orthodox Zoroastrian boarding school in Nashik, India at the age of 6. When his father eventually bought an estate, Eruch was transferred to a Catholic school at the age of 8 where he excelled as a student, eventually planning to study engineering like his father.


Meeting Meher Baba

According to Eruch the first time he remembered meeting Meher Baba was in 1925 at the age of nine on a trip with his family to Ahmednagar. Twelve years later, while Eruch was preparing to study engineering, Meher Baba called him to Panchgani and asked him, "Will you leave everything and come to be with me?" To this Eruch answered, "By your grace anything is possible."[1][2] Thus Eruch Jessawala joined Meher Baba as his disciple in 1938 at the age of 21.


Work as translator of Baba's silent gestures

Meher Baba was silent for 44 years, from 1925 until his passing in 1969. Eruch Jessawala was Meher Baba's main interpreter, interpreting both his English language alphabet board and later his sign language. Eruch Jessawala also dictated from the alphabet board Meher Baba's major book God Speaks, wrote the ninth chapter of that book working from a chart by Meher Baba under Baba's direct supervision, and wrote the book's conclusion. Eruch's stories of his life with Meher Baba were also published during his lifetime (see below).


Death and legacy

Eruch survived Meher Baba's death by 32 years, continuing to live at Meherazad and working for the Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust in the trust office in Ahmednagar until his own death in 2001. He continued to be an inspiration for followers and disciples of Meher Baba from the east and west until the end. Eruch was well known for his acute talent for telling stories of Meher Baba's life, and his books are taken from those accounts.

Eruch translating Baba's hand gestures in Los Angeles, 1956.

Books

  • That's How it Was, Stories of Life with Meher Baba, Eruch Jessawala, Sheriar Press; 1995 (ISBN 1-880619-17-2)
  • Is That So, Eruch Jessawala, Meher Nazar Books, Kings Road, Amhednagar, M.S. India. 1985
  • Determined to Be His, Eruch Jessawala, Meher Nazar Books, Ahmednagar, M.S. India. 1987
  • Tales from the New Life with Meher Baba, Narrated by Eruch, Mehera, Mani and Meheru, Published by Meher Baba Information, 1976