Meherabad Upper, MS., India

Meher Baba during seclusion at Meherabad in 1941.

Photo by Panday. This image is also found in Lord Meher by Bhau Kalchuri - Vol.7-8 : p 2812

1927
1927
1926
1926
1964
1964
1975 ; photo taken by Anthony Zois
1975 ; photo taken by Anthony Zois
1975 Amatithi ; photo taken by Anthony Zois
1975 Amatithi ; photo taken by Anthony Zois
2004 ; photo by Sher DiMaggio Zois
2004 ; photo by Sher DiMaggio Zois
1975
1975
1975 Amatithi ; photo by Anthony Zois
1975 Amatithi ; photo by Anthony Zois
1988 ; photo taken by Anthony Zois
1988 ; photo taken by Anthony Zois
2004 ; photo by Sher DiMaggio Zois
2004 ; photo by Sher DiMaggio Zois
Present day map
Present day map

 

Aerial Photographs of Meherabad

 

 

Meher Baba's Tomb ( Samadhi ) - exterior

 

MSI Collection ; late 1937
MSI Collection ; late 1937

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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Upper Meherabad, India - 1927 : Meher Baba with boys from the Hazrat Babajan School seated in front of the crypt. Photo takeb by S.S.Dean - Courtesy of Beloved Archives - Flow International magazine Spring 2016  also  LM page 955. Agha Ali with white cap.
Upper Meherabad, India - 1927 : Meher Baba with boys from the Hazrat Babajan School seated in front of the crypt. Photo takeb by S.S.Dean - Courtesy of Beloved Archives - Flow International magazine Spring 2016 also LM page 955. Agha Ali with white cap.
 Image restored by Anthony Zois
Image restored by Anthony Zois
1954
1954
Image restored by Anthony Zois
Image restored by Anthony Zois
1954 : Western men followers
1954 : Western men followers
1954
1954
1975 ; photo taken by Anthony Zois
1975 ; photo taken by Anthony Zois
1988 ; photo taken by Anthony Zois
1988 ; photo taken by Anthony Zois
2016 ; Photo taken by Shaheen Khorsandi
2016 ; Photo taken by Shaheen Khorsandi
2016 ; Photo taken by Shaheen Khorsandi
2016 ; Photo taken by Shaheen Khorsandi
2004 ; photo taken by Sher DiMaggio Zois
2004 ; photo taken by Sher DiMaggio Zois
1988 ; southern side of the tomb.  Photo taken by Anthony Zois
1988 ; southern side of the tomb. Photo taken by Anthony Zois
Looking north ; Tomb's rear view - 1988 ; photo by Anthony Zois
Looking north ; Tomb's rear view - 1988 ; photo by Anthony Zois
1988 Sunset - looking west ; photo by Anthony Zois
1988 Sunset - looking west ; photo by Anthony Zois

 

Meher Baba's Tomb ( Samadhi ) - interior

 

Baba inside his crypt : Photo by Panday
Baba inside his crypt : Photo by Panday
Meher Baba placed in his crypt on 31st January 1969. Blocks of ice surround his body.
Meher Baba placed in his crypt on 31st January 1969. Blocks of ice surround his body.
Early February 1969
Early February 1969
Mehera inside the Samadhi
Mehera inside the Samadhi
Original look after 1969 - fish-eye view
Original look after 1969 - fish-eye view
MEHER BABA'S Tomb interior after renovations
MEHER BABA'S Tomb interior after renovations
360 degrees image of the Tomb interior. Photo courtesy of Mikel.
360 degrees image of the Tomb interior. Photo courtesy of Mikel.

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 addition.

In recent years there has been attempts to repair the wall paintings with mixed opinions.

 

 

 

2nd Feb.1969 : Mehera Irani ( kneeling-R ) and Mani Irani ( kneeling-L ). Naja Irani standing behind Mehera and Meheru Irani behind Mani and Rano Gayley behind them.
2nd Feb.1969 : Mehera Irani ( kneeling-R ) and Mani Irani ( kneeling-L ). Naja Irani standing behind Mehera and Meheru Irani behind Mani and Rano Gayley behind them.
January 31st, 1969 : Mehera Irani ( seated ) with Mani Irani ( standing ) and Roda Mistry. The record player is playing "Begin the Beguine" by Hutch Hutchinson. This was played 7 times as per Baba's instructions.
January 31st, 1969 : Mehera Irani ( seated ) with Mani Irani ( standing ) and Roda Mistry. The record player is playing "Begin the Beguine" by Hutch Hutchinson. This was played 7 times as per Baba's instructions.
31st January 1969
31st January 1969
1970 : 1st Amartithi, the women are singing Baba's arti "Bujawe Naar Jallatani" otherwise known as  the "Gujerati Arti"
1970 : 1st Amartithi, the women are singing Baba's arti "Bujawe Naar Jallatani" otherwise known as the "Gujerati Arti"
25th February 1975 : Women mandali laying flower garlands in the Samadhi. Photo taken by Sher DiMaggio Zois
25th February 1975 : Women mandali laying flower garlands in the Samadhi. Photo taken by Sher DiMaggio Zois
( L-R ) Meheru, Mehera, Naja, Mani, unknown,....
( L-R ) Meheru, Mehera, Naja, Mani, unknown,....
Mani in conversation with Eruch outside the tomb. The meditation cabins are still standing.
Mani in conversation with Eruch outside the tomb. The meditation cabins are still standing.

Jane Viscardi Brown is singing the Gujarati Arti

Meher Baba's Tomb ( Samadhi ) - surrounding area

2004 ; photo by Sher DiMaggio Zois
2004 ; photo by Sher DiMaggio Zois

Baba's Animal Graves


 

Baba's Cabin

 

2004 ; photo taken by Sher DiMaggio Zois
2004 ; photo taken by Sher DiMaggio Zois
 Photo taken by Shaheen Khorsandi
Photo taken by Shaheen Khorsandi

 

Dormitory & Water Tank

 

Courtesy of Lord Meher ; Bhau Kalchuri - Vol.7-8 : p 2758
Courtesy of Lord Meher ; Bhau Kalchuri - Vol.7-8 : p 2758
Courtesy of Heather Nadel's book "The Joyous Path"
Courtesy of Heather Nadel's book "The Joyous Path"
2016 ; Photo taken by Shaheen Khorsandi
2016 ; Photo taken by Shaheen Khorsandi
2004 ; photo by Sher DiMaggio Zois
2004 ; photo by Sher DiMaggio Zois

 

Musuem & Historic Items

 

Auditorium - Stage
Auditorium - Stage
2004 ; photo by Sher DiMaggio Zois
2004 ; photo by Sher DiMaggio Zois
PILGRIM ACCOMIDATION
PILGRIM ACCOMIDATION

VIDEOS


The following video is courtesy of Meher Baba Archives

Meher Baba at Meherabad paintings by Gregg Rosen


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Meher Baba Seated on Gaudi Upper Meherabad, 1927 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen
Meher Baba Seated on Gaudi Upper Meherabad, 1927 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen
Meher Baba in His favourite Kamli Coat, Meherabad 1927 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen
Meher Baba in His favourite Kamli Coat, Meherabad 1927 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen
Seclusion at Meherabad Hill, 1947 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen
Seclusion at Meherabad Hill, 1947 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen
U.Meherabad ; water-colour by Anthony Zois 1985
U.Meherabad ; water-colour by Anthony Zois 1985

MAPS

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.[1] The samadhi structure itself is located at 19°01′52.05″N 74°42′50.90″E.

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).[2] 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.[3] In 1944 Meher Baba moved his residence north to Meherazad located 24 kilometres (15 mi) away on the other side of Ahmedagar.[4]

 


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Sunset ; photo - Anthony Zois
Sunset ; photo - Anthony Zois