Meher Baba on Seclusion Hill with Meherazad in the distance
Meher Baba on Seclusion Hill with Meherazad in the distance

 

Meher Baba first moved to live at Meherzad in 1944.

1975 ; Road to Meherazad gates - photo taken by Anthony Zois
1975 ; Road to Meherazad gates - photo taken by Anthony Zois
Photo : Bif Soper - Glow magazine ; February, 2000 - cover
Photo : Bif Soper - Glow magazine ; February, 2000 - cover
2004 ; photo taken by Sher DiMaggio
2004 ; photo taken by Sher DiMaggio
2016
2016
Meher Gates - Photo taken by Beth Ganz
Meher Gates - Photo taken by Beth Ganz

2018

Meher Baba and Mehera Irani
Meher Baba and Mehera Irani
1988 - Meherazad ; photo by Anthony Zois
1988 - Meherazad ; photo by Anthony Zois

Residence & Garden

1948 ; Meher Baba in the garden at Meherazad, India. Photo taken bt Charmian ( Duce ) Knowles. Courtesy of Glow International magazine - summer 2009
1948 ; Meher Baba in the garden at Meherazad, India. Photo taken bt Charmian ( Duce ) Knowles. Courtesy of Glow International magazine - summer 2009
1975 Meheru & Khorshed on the porch ; photo - Anthony Zois
1975 Meheru & Khorshed on the porch ; photo - Anthony Zois
View from the porch
View from the porch
Meherazad gate
Meherazad gate
Meherazad Gate . Photo taken by Eric Teperman.
Meherazad Gate . Photo taken by Eric Teperman.
Meherazad veranda, courtesy of Sara Pearson
Meherazad veranda, courtesy of Sara Pearson
Meherazad, September, 1975 - Ted Judson, Heather Nadel, Jacko Caraco, George Gervin, Laurel Magrini, Eric Teperman and Ena Lemon
Meherazad, September, 1975 - Ted Judson, Heather Nadel, Jacko Caraco, George Gervin, Laurel Magrini, Eric Teperman and Ena Lemon
( L-R ) May Lundquist, Meheru, Goher, Mani, Naja, Mehera, Rano Photo courtesy of Nan Wicker
( L-R ) May Lundquist, Meheru, Goher, Mani, Naja, Mehera, Rano Photo courtesy of Nan Wicker
1975 Meheru & Khorshed on the porch ; photo - Anthony Zois
1975 Meheru & Khorshed on the porch ; photo - Anthony Zois
2004 Baba's Room doorway ; photo taken by Sher DiMaggio
2004 Baba's Room doorway ; photo taken by Sher DiMaggio
2015 ; Photo taken by Eric Teperman
2015 ; Photo taken by Eric Teperman
Baba at his window
Baba at his window
1988 - Meheru : photo by Anthony Zois
1988 - Meheru : photo by Anthony Zois
Meherazad garden. Photo taken by Eric Teperman
Meherazad garden. Photo taken by Eric Teperman
Artwork depicting Jesus rescueing a lamb. This picture hangs in Baba's bedroom. Courtesy of Vesta Clinton.
Artwork depicting Jesus rescueing a lamb. This picture hangs in Baba's bedroom. Courtesy of Vesta Clinton.
BABA'S Gadi in the corner of the sitting room in Meherazad
BABA'S Gadi in the corner of the sitting room in Meherazad

Mandali Hall

2004 - Baba's arm chair ; photo taken by Sher DiMaggio
2004 - Baba's arm chair ; photo taken by Sher DiMaggio
1988 - photo by Anthony Zois
1988 - photo by Anthony Zois
Jan.1975 - Australian group performing plays on the life of Meher Baba.   (L-R ) Tim Waidelich as Eruch, Tony Zois as Baba & John Borthwick as Kumar
Jan.1975 - Australian group performing plays on the life of Meher Baba. (L-R ) Tim Waidelich as Eruch, Tony Zois as Baba & John Borthwick as Kumar
1975 - Mandali Hall - Raine Eastman-Garnett singing ; photo taken by Anthony Zois
1975 - Mandali Hall - Raine Eastman-Garnett singing ; photo taken by Anthony Zois
Mid-1970s - Deborah Ramsey performing, looking towads the garden. Photo from Anne Giles
Mid-1970s - Deborah Ramsey performing, looking towads the garden. Photo from Anne Giles
January 1975 ; Eruch giving a talk. Photo taken by Anthony Zois
January 1975 ; Eruch giving a talk. Photo taken by Anthony Zois
January 1975 ; Eruch giving at talk with John Grant recording on this left & Sher DiMaggio-Zois on the chair. Photo taken by Anthony Zois
January 1975 ; Eruch giving at talk with John Grant recording on this left & Sher DiMaggio-Zois on the chair. Photo taken by Anthony Zois
1975 ; Mani Irani giving a talk. Photo taken by David Fenster
1975 ; Mani Irani giving a talk. Photo taken by David Fenster

Blue Bus

 

2004 : Photo taken by Sher DiMaggio Zois
2004 : Photo taken by Sher DiMaggio Zois

Seclusion Hill

1988 Seclusion Hill - Photo ; Anthony Zois
1988 Seclusion Hill - Photo ; Anthony Zois
Late 1960s
Late 1960s
Photo by Panday
Photo by Panday
1988 - Seclusion Hill ; Photo by Anthony Zois
1988 - Seclusion Hill ; Photo by Anthony Zois
View of Seclusion Hill through the arbour of Gulmohr trees.
View of Seclusion Hill through the arbour of Gulmohr trees.
Seclusion Hill 1969 ; Photo taken by Larry Karrasch
Seclusion Hill 1969 ; Photo taken by Larry Karrasch
Seclusion Hill
Seclusion Hill
1975 - photo by Anthony Zois
1975 - photo by Anthony Zois
Meher Baba on Seclusion Hill ; photo by Panday
Meher Baba on Seclusion Hill ; photo by Panday
MSI Collection
MSI Collection
Photo by Panday
Photo by Panday
Baba inspecting building works on the hill. Kumar is holding the umbrella with Krishna Nair at the rear.
Baba inspecting building works on the hill. Kumar is holding the umbrella with Krishna Nair at the rear.
Baba inspecting building works on the hill. Kumar is holding the umbrella with Francis behind Baba
Baba inspecting building works on the hill. Kumar is holding the umbrella with Francis behind Baba
2018 - Robert Ahren's photo of Seclusion Hill, as seen from the summit of nearby Khandoba Hill
2018 - Robert Ahren's photo of Seclusion Hill, as seen from the summit of nearby Khandoba Hill
View of Meherazad from Seclusion Hill in the mid-70s. Photo from Anne Giles.
View of Meherazad from Seclusion Hill in the mid-70s. Photo from Anne Giles.
2015 ; View from Seclusion Hill. Photo taken by Eric Teperman
2015 ; View from Seclusion Hill. Photo taken by Eric Teperman
Meherazad viewed from Seclusion Hill in 1980 - Photo taken by Clive Adams
Meherazad viewed from Seclusion Hill in 1980 - Photo taken by Clive Adams
2015 - Photo taken by Eric Teperman.
2015 - Photo taken by Eric Teperman.
2015 ; View from Seclusion Hill. Photo taken by Eric Teperman
2015 ; View from Seclusion Hill. Photo taken by Eric Teperman
2015 ; View from Seclusion Hill. Photo taken by Eric Teperman
2015 ; View from Seclusion Hill. Photo taken by Eric Teperman
Sorrounding coutry-side
Sorrounding coutry-side

Baba's Umar Tree outside Mehera's window

Baba's Tree outside Mehera's window
Baba's Tree outside Mehera's window
Mehera at the tree outside her bedroom window
Mehera at the tree outside her bedroom window
View of the tree from inside Mehera's window. Photo from Anne Giles
View of the tree from inside Mehera's window. Photo from Anne Giles

 The Umar tree, where Baba?s image had appeared so remarkably as an assurance of His unending love and eternal presence to His beloved Mehera shortly after He had dropped His physical form. For over a decade His image remained startlingly clear in the live bark of the tree for all to see, and then, gradually, over the years, changed as the tree?s bark was shed.
Today the likeness that gave such solace to His Mehera can no longer be seen, but the significance of this tree goes far beyond the amazing likeness of the Lord?s face.
As the immutable law of nature unfolds, after fifty-one years, that portion of the tree where His face had appeared etched into the bark, has died. Thankfully there is new healthy branch growth in three places: to the front, on the left side and at the back of the tree. Nevertheless, this new growth cannot bring back life to that extraordinary part of the tree touched by the hand of the Godman as He walked in the garden a decade before He dropped His body, and in a seemingly casual comment to the visitors with Him, gestured, ?This tree, I like very much.? The fruition of His touch and remark however waited a decade before being revealed after His passing, in His perfect timing.
Naturally, we are exploring every avenue in our pursuit to preserve this special tree, which has played such a unique role in His Advent
But as we share this sad news with our worldwide Baba family, amidst these strange times when a global pandemic is tearing apart the world?s old patterns of behavior, cultural traditions and societal norms, shaking us from the complacencies of our lives and uniting humanity, if only in its suffering, we are reminded of something Baba told the Mandali: ? Everything that happens in Meherabad and Meherazad has worldwide repercussions.?
What Baba meant when He said this is impossible for us to fathom, but perhaps as we come to grips with the changes that have occurred in that sacred Umar tree outside His beloved Mehera?s window, we can take heart in the eternity of His being. Everything else is just a passing show for He alone is real.

Date: Tue,  7 Apr 2020 14:10:17
From: Tavern Talk  ( edited )

Paintings

Meher Baba in the Garden Meherazad, September 16, 1954 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen
Meher Baba in the Garden Meherazad, September 16, 1954 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen
Meherazad, October 13, 1968 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen
Meherazad, October 13, 1968 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen

Kacy Cook in these marvelous recollections offers a humble glimpse into the life story of Mehera, Baba's Mehera, in the day to day life at Meherazad.

Farewelling friends

Meher Free Dispensary - Meherazad

 

Image courtesy of "In His Service" - Jan. 2007. Photo taken by Kacy Cook.
Image courtesy of "In His Service" - Jan. 2007. Photo taken by Kacy Cook.
Article courtesy of "In His Service" - Jan. 2007
Article courtesy of "In His Service" - Jan. 2007

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