Mehera Jehangir Irani " Radha "

Mehera in her garden at Meherazad - 1975
Mehera in her garden at Meherazad - 1975

Born : January 7, 1907SukkurBritish India

Died : May 20, 1989 - MeherazadIndia

Parents : Jehangir and Daulatmai Irani

Sister : Freiny ( Piroja )

 

Mehera in her garden at Meherazad - 1975
Mehera in her garden at Meherazad - 1975
Lord Meher ; page 6683
Lord Meher ; page 6683
A young Mehera
A young Mehera
Photo : Martin Cook
Photo : Martin Cook
Meherazad, India. Photo from Anne Elizabeth Giles
Meherazad, India. Photo from Anne Elizabeth Giles
Mehera outside Baba's cabin, U.Meherabad, India. Courtesy of Rainy Day Productions
Mehera outside Baba's cabin, U.Meherabad, India. Courtesy of Rainy Day Productions
1975 Meherazad : Mehera with Sher DiMaggio Zois
1975 Meherazad : Mehera with Sher DiMaggio Zois
Meherazad, India - mid 1970s ; ( L-R ) Sheryl Chapman, Mehera and  Anne Giles. Photo from Anne Giles
Meherazad, India - mid 1970s ; ( L-R ) Sheryl Chapman, Mehera and Anne Giles. Photo from Anne Giles
Meherabad, India - Mid-1970s (L-R) Meheru Irani, ?, Rano Gayley, Anne Giles, Mehera Irani, Ute Bowman, Joyce Barrison and Arnavaz Dadachanji & Katie Irani
Meherabad, India - Mid-1970s (L-R) Meheru Irani, ?, Rano Gayley, Anne Giles, Mehera Irani, Ute Bowman, Joyce Barrison and Arnavaz Dadachanji & Katie Irani
India - Photo from Anne Giles
India - Photo from Anne Giles
MSI Collection
MSI Collection
MSI Collection
MSI Collection
Mehera using her grinding stone set, mid-1930s
Mehera using her grinding stone set, mid-1930s
MSI Collection
MSI Collection
December 30th, 1948, celebrating Mehera's Birthday at Gheun Deolali, India
December 30th, 1948, celebrating Mehera's Birthday at Gheun Deolali, India
Meher Baba in Meherazad garden with Mehera, Naja and Mani
Meher Baba in Meherazad garden with Mehera, Naja and Mani
1952 ; On the beach at Myrtle Beach, SC. - Mehera is wearing dark pants to the left of Baba
1952 ; On the beach at Myrtle Beach, SC. - Mehera is wearing dark pants to the left of Baba
1969 : Mehera on her way to vsit Baba's tomb at the time of his passing. Mani on her left, Meheru on her right and Arnavaz on the far right.
1969 : Mehera on her way to vsit Baba's tomb at the time of his passing. Mani on her left, Meheru on her right and Arnavaz on the far right.
1969 : Guruprasad
1969 : Guruprasad
MSI Collection
MSI Collection
Courtesy of Laurie Blum
Courtesy of Laurie Blum
Mid 1970s - Photo from Anne Giles
Mid 1970s - Photo from Anne Giles
Meherazad, India.
Meherazad, India.
Photo by Cindy Ceteras
Photo by Cindy Ceteras
Courtesy of Charmain Knowles' book " Spread My Love "
Courtesy of Charmain Knowles' book " Spread My Love "
Meherazad, India. Mehera more than likely handing out Baba's prasad to visitors.
Meherazad, India. Mehera more than likely handing out Baba's prasad to visitors.
Janet Judson, Mehera, Davana Brown, Dana Ferry, Laurel Magrini, Sheryl Chapman, Rosalie Dumphey with Dana Ferry, Davana Brown and Laurel Magrini - Photo from Anne Elizabeth Giles
Janet Judson, Mehera, Davana Brown, Dana Ferry, Laurel Magrini, Sheryl Chapman, Rosalie Dumphey with Dana Ferry, Davana Brown and Laurel Magrini - Photo from Anne Elizabeth Giles
Mehera's Birthday around 1971
Mehera's Birthday around 1971
Photo taken by Clive Adams
Photo taken by Clive Adams

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.


Baba Loved Us Too


Stories of Meher Baba and his pets

 

1989


Published by : Sheriar Press

155 p.

 

 

Mehera

 

Contributing authors :

Mehera Irani, Janet Judson, Shelley Marrich

 

1989

 

Published by : Beloved Books

317 p.

 

 

Mehera

 

'Farsi' version

 

Contributing authors :

Mehera Irani, Janet Judson, Shelley Marrich

 

 

 

Published by :


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 
Mehera J. Irani

Born January 6, 1907
Sukkur, British India
Died May 20, 1989
Meherazad, India
Title Chief woman disciple to Meher Baba
Religion Zoroastrian
Relatives

Daughter of Jehangir and Daulatmai Irani,
Sister of Piroja (Freiny)

 

Website
meherameher.com

 

Mehera Jehangir Irani (January 6, 1907 - May 20, 1989) was Meher Baba's closest mandali (disciple). Meher Baba said she was the purest soul in the universe and that she loved him as he ought to be loved. He called her his "Radha" and said, "She is my very breath without which I cannot live." Her accounts of her life with Meher Baba are exhaustively and carefully documented in the three volume chronicle, Mehera-Meher: A Divine Romance, written by David Fenster, based on tape-recordings of Mehera he made.[1]

Mehera met Meher Baba for the first time on October 15, 1922 at the age of 14 in the Sakori ashram of Upasni Maharaj during a visit with her mother, but did not come to stay with Baba permanently at Meherabad until 1924. Unique among Meher Baba's women mandali, Mehera was sequestered by Baba from contact with men. It was not until the late 1960s that Mehera J. Irani was permitted by Meher Baba to come out of her seclusion and meet some of the men mandali from a distance. On the porch at Meherazad, she simply folded her hands to them out of respect to their love for Baba and saluted them with "Jai Baba!"[2]

Mehera was one of four women who accompanied Baba in his New Life period from 1949-1951.[3] In 1952 Mehera suffered a severe head injury in an automobile accident with Meher Baba near Prague, Oklahoma.[4]

In accordance with Meher Baba’s directive, Mehera’s final resting place is by his side, adjacent to his Samadhi.

Although Mehera was born in January, from 1968 her birthday has been celebrated on December 22 as it was in 1968 in accordance with the Zoroastrian calendar, that being the last year it was celebrated in Meher Baba's physical presence.


References

  1. ^ Mehera-Meher: A Divine Romance, by David Fenster, 2003
  2. ^ Meher Prabhu: Lord Meher, The Biography of the Avatar of the Age, Meher Baba, Bhau Kalchuri, Manifestation, Inc. 1986, p. 2220
  3. ^ Purdom, Charles, The God-Man: The Life, Journeys & Work of Meher Baba with an Interpretation of His Silence & Spiritual Teaching, George Allen & Unwin, London, 1964. p. 135
  4. ^ Purdom, Charles, The God-Man: The Life, Journeys & Work of Meher Baba with an Interpretation of His Silence & Spiritual Teaching, George Allen & Unwin, London, 1964. p. 156
Mehera with Mani Irani ( standing ) and Roda Mistry viewing Meher Baba in the crypt on January 31st 1969. On the floor, the record player is playing "Begin the Beguine" by Hutch Hutchinson, this was played 7 times as per Baba's instructions.
Mehera with Mani Irani ( standing ) and Roda Mistry viewing Meher Baba in the crypt on January 31st 1969. On the floor, the record player is playing "Begin the Beguine" by Hutch Hutchinson, this was played 7 times as per Baba's instructions.
Meher Baba's Tomb
Meher Baba's Tomb
Mehera in Meher Baba's Tomb
Mehera in Meher Baba's Tomb
Upper Meherabad
Upper Meherabad