Ahmednagar, MS, India

Street scene - photo taken by Anthony Zois - 1975
Street scene - photo taken by Anthony Zois - 1975
1920s
1920s
1920s - Ahmednagar, India ; photographed by Paul Brunton
1920s - Ahmednagar, India ; photographed by Paul Brunton

Meher Baba Trust Office "Meher Nazar Compound"

King's Road, Post Bag 31
Ahmednagar, Maharashtra State 414 001

1988 : photo taken by Anthony Zois
1988 : photo taken by Anthony Zois
Main gates
Main gates
Mani at her desk in the 70s ; Courtesy of Anne Giles
Mani at her desk in the 70s ; Courtesy of Anne Giles
Jan.1975 - Eruch Jessawala & Rano Gayley ( partially visible ) & Jack C.in the Trust Office ; photo by Anthony Zois
Jan.1975 - Eruch Jessawala & Rano Gayley ( partially visible ) & Jack C.in the Trust Office ; photo by Anthony Zois
Upasni Maharaj's room in the Trust Compound, Ahmednagar - Courtesy of BarbaraJohn Connor
Upasni Maharaj's room in the Trust Compound, Ahmednagar - Courtesy of BarbaraJohn Connor
Eruch taking to Adi K : Courtesy of Anne E.Giles
Eruch taking to Adi K : Courtesy of Anne E.Giles

Caretaker's Office: 011-91-241-254-8766


The Meher Nazar compound, formerly known as Khushru Quarters or Adi's compound, has been associated with the life and work of Meher Baba for many decades. The compound is just off King's Road, near Deepali Cinema.

 

The Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust has its headquarters here. The Trust is a public charitable organization set up by Meher Baba in 1959 and supported today by donations from Baba followers all over the world. Divided into two parts, the Trust provides for Meher Baba's close mandali and others He named as beneficiaries, and administers a variety of other charitable projects. Recent activities at the Meherabad site of Meher Baba's Tomb have included the development of surrounding lands, construction of residential facilities for pilgrims and staff, as well as a clinic, hospital, school buildings, and pilgrim hostel.

 

The Caretaker's Office at the Meher Nazar Compound provides emergency assistance at times when the Registration Office is closed. The Caretaker's Office has a list of doctors and medical clinics in the area.

 

The Pilgrim Registration Office has moved to the old Pilgrim Centre at Meherabad.

 

Meher Baba's room in the compound, dedicated to Meher Baba, contains a number of photos and mementos from the past. Upasni Maharaj himself came and performed Baba's arti in this room on February 16, 1936.

 

The Ahmednagar Avatar Meher Baba Centre was opened by Meher Baba in 1959. Meetings, consisting mainly of Indian devotional music, are held every Saturday between 6:30 and 8:30 pm. Visitors are welcome. Extensive musical programs are held during Meher Baba's birthday celebration.

 

Two shops, Meher Nazar Books and Joy Meher, sell books by and about Meher Baba, as well as gifts and souvenirs.

 

Wadia Park -  Sept. 1954 Darshan

Baba holding Panday's nephew - Suresh Panday during the darshan program
Baba holding Panday's nephew - Suresh Panday during the darshan program

Sarosh Canteen - Kings Road

Mani Irani shopping at the canteen with David Fenster observing-- Courtesy of Susan White
Mani Irani shopping at the canteen with David Fenster observing-- Courtesy of Susan White
Mani Irani shopping at the canteen with David Fenster observing - Courtesy of Susan White
Mani Irani shopping at the canteen with David Fenster observing - Courtesy of Susan White
1975 ; Art Nordeen & Rich D'Amarto  at the canteen
1975 ; Art Nordeen & Rich D'Amarto at the canteen
Rich D'Amato, Susan White ( her back to camera ),Deborah Tyler ; the other men are unknown  -     Courtesy of   A. Giles
Rich D'Amato, Susan White ( her back to camera ),Deborah Tyler ; the other men are unknown - Courtesy of A. Giles
David Barison on far right - Courtesy of Anne Giles.jpg
David Barison on far right - Courtesy of Anne Giles.jpg

Dawlat Lodge, Ahmednagar

Jan. 1975
Jan. 1975
The street leading into the Nagar Bazaar-Photo taken in front of the Dawlat Lodge Jan1975
The street leading into the Nagar Bazaar-Photo taken in front of the Dawlat Lodge Jan1975

Ashoka Tourist Hotel

AURANGABAD ROAD

Jan. 1975 : Reg Paffle nearest to the camera, with Bill LePage at the main entrance - photo taken by Anthony Zois
Jan. 1975 : Reg Paffle nearest to the camera, with Bill LePage at the main entrance - photo taken by Anthony Zois
Villo Villa - Photo courtesy of Anne Giles.jpg
Villo Villa - Photo courtesy of Anne Giles.jpg

AHMEDNAGAR RAILWAY STATION

Courtesy of Meher Baba's New Life ; Bhau Kalchuri - ( photos  : Bif Soper )
Courtesy of Meher Baba's New Life ; Bhau Kalchuri - ( photos : Bif Soper )
1955 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen
1955 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen
Meher Baba in Adi K. Irani Office, September, 1954 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen
Meher Baba in Adi K. Irani Office, September, 1954 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen
Mass Darshan Wadia Park Ahmednagar, September 12, 1954 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen
Mass Darshan Wadia Park Ahmednagar, September 12, 1954 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen