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SAMADHI ( TOMB )
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Aerial Photographs of Meherabad
Meher Baba's Tomb ( Samadhi ) - exterior
This photo was taken by Padri Driver of Meher Baba sitting on the east end of the crypt platform near His cabin ( which is on the right of the photo ).
The roof that can be seen above Him was left up over the crypt during His seclusion.
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Meher Baba's Tomb ( Samadhi ) - interior
The interior paintings of the Tomb were originally painted by Helen Dahm in mid 1930s.
The painting / image of Meher Baba wearing the white sadhra are a recent
In recent years there has been attempts to repair the wall paintings with mixed opinions.
Jane Viscardi Brown is singing the Gujarati Arti
Meher Baba's Tomb ( Samadhi ) - surrounding area
Baba's Animal Graves
The following video is courtesy of Meher Baba Archives
Meher Baba at Meherabad paintings by Gregg Rosen
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Meherabad (meher flourishing: "abad" meaning a prosperous settlement, or a flourishing colony) was originally an ashram established by Meher Baba near Arangaon Village, India in 1923 about 9 kilometres (6 mi) south of Ahmednagar. It is now the site of Meher Baba's samadhi (tomb-shrine) as well as facilities and accommodations for pilgrims. A large number of buildings mostly associated with the earlier decades of Baba’s work, the graves of disciples, and a range of pilgrim accommodation and charitable establishments are also there. Many Baba lovers work or live in the vicinity. The samadhi structure itself is located at .
Meherabad is a popular place of pilgrimage for both Eastern and Western followers of Meher Baba with reported numbers of around 30,000 annual pilgrims at Amartithi (the celebration of his death, January 31). The Meher Pilgrim Center and Meher Pilgrim Retreat located there are open to the public. There is also a free dispensary and school.
Established in May 1923, Meherabad was the first permanent residence of Meher Baba and his disciples in Ahmednagar district. In 1944 Meher Baba moved his residence north to Meherazad located 24 kilometres (15 mi) away on the other side of Ahmedagar.