Poona ( Pune ), MS, India

Merwan Irani, photo taken at the time when he went  to Deccan College in Poona
Merwan Irani, photo taken at the time when he went to Deccan College in Poona
Meher Baba signed his name as Merwan
Meher Baba signed his name as Merwan

POONA WAS THE BIRTHPLACE OF MERWAN S. IRANI , LATER KNOWN AS MEHER BABA

Lord Meher ; Bhau Kalchuri - Vol.2
Lord Meher ; Bhau Kalchuri - Vol.2
Lord Meher ; Bhau Kalchuri - Vol.2
Lord Meher ; Bhau Kalchuri - Vol.2
Baba seated with garland, Poona, 1959
Baba seated with garland, Poona, 1959

Meher Baba related buildings

Postcard of Malcolm Tank Road in the 1910s, showing a crowd in the middle of the road possibly observing Hazrat Babajan.  Courtesy of the Beloved Archives , NJ.
Postcard of Malcolm Tank Road in the 1910s, showing a crowd in the middle of the road possibly observing Hazrat Babajan. Courtesy of the Beloved Archives , NJ.
Entrance to Baba's family home
Entrance to Baba's family home
Baba's Room at his parent's home.
Baba's Room at his parent's home.
Kasba Peth bhajan room in Poona - Courtesy of Barbara John Connor
Kasba Peth bhajan room in Poona - Courtesy of Barbara John Connor
Site of the Kasba Peth Toddy Shop in Poona - Courtesy of Barbara John Connor
Site of the Kasba Peth Toddy Shop in Poona - Courtesy of Barbara John Connor
Satchapir Tea Shop in Poona. Meher Baba's Father's 2nd tea shop. Photo taken in 1975 - Courtesy of Barbara John Connor
Satchapir Tea Shop in Poona. Meher Baba's Father's 2nd tea shop. Photo taken in 1975 - Courtesy of Barbara John Connor
Bhagwandas Chawl, near Hazrat Babajan's Samadhi - Meher Baba lived here from 1912 to 1914 when He was in college - Baba's house is the 3rd house - Courtesy of Barbara John Connor
Bhagwandas Chawl, near Hazrat Babajan's Samadhi - Meher Baba lived here from 1912 to 1914 when He was in college - Baba's house is the 3rd house - Courtesy of Barbara John Connor
West End Theater in Poona 1976, no longer exists :  Courtesy of Barbara John Connor
West End Theater in Poona 1976, no longer exists : Courtesy of Barbara John Connor
Hazrat Babajan's tomb shrine
Hazrat Babajan's tomb shrine
Entrance to Bindra House, the residency for the Jessawala Family
Entrance to Bindra House, the residency for the Jessawala Family

Old scenic views of Poona

Present Poona views

Guruprasad, Poona

1962 : East-West Gathering - Charles Haynes in brown jacket left of Meher Baba, Lud Dimpfl assisting, Anita De Caro-Vieillard on the far right, Henry Kashouty behind Baba and Meherwan Jessawala holding umbrella ; Photo courtesy of Charles Haynes
1962 : East-West Gathering - Charles Haynes in brown jacket left of Meher Baba, Lud Dimpfl assisting, Anita De Caro-Vieillard on the far right, Henry Kashouty behind Baba and Meherwan Jessawala holding umbrella ; Photo courtesy of Charles Haynes
Courtesy of Sam Ervin, 1969
Courtesy of Sam Ervin, 1969
Men are playing checkers
Men are playing checkers
A happy moment after a game of checkers. This photo follows after the previous photo.
A happy moment after a game of checkers. This photo follows after the previous photo.
Guruprassad, 1960 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen
Guruprassad, 1960 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen
Guruprassad, 1960 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen
Guruprassad, 1960 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen
Guruprassad, Poona, 1957 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen
Guruprassad, Poona, 1957 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen
Guruprassad Poona, September 1957 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen
Guruprassad Poona, September 1957 ; Artist - Gregg Rosen

Guruprasad Today

1975 ; New Baba room located near Guruprasad - photo by Anthony Zois
1975 ; New Baba room located near Guruprasad - photo by Anthony Zois
Interior
Interior
1975 ; Remains of Guruprasad Gates - photo by Anthony Zois
1975 ; Remains of Guruprasad Gates - photo by Anthony Zois

POONA ZOO

Baba feeding his favourite elephant
Baba feeding his favourite elephant
Mid 1960s ; Courtesy of Charles Haynes
Mid 1960s ; Courtesy of Charles Haynes
Courtesy of Charles Haynes
Courtesy of Charles Haynes