RAXAUL,  INDIA

 

 Raxaul Railway Station
Raxaul Railway Station
1925 : Meherabad, India. Image rendition by Anthony Zois.
1925 : Meherabad, India. Image rendition by Anthony Zois.

 

In late February 1924, Meher Baba and some men followers of his, departed Bombay ( Mumbai ) by ship to visit Persia ( Iran ), they returned to British India ( now Pakistan ) at Karachi in mid-March.

From here they took trains to reach Raxaul, the border town with Nepal. Because of some timing, they were refused entry into that Kingdom. So, they decided to visit the tombs of Kabul in Maghar.

This whole trip finished when Meher Baba returned to Meherabad at the end of March.

The following texts pertains to the visit of Raxaul , etc. To read the whole account of this visit to Persia and India click on the following button to visit the webpage.

 

Map show the various routes taken between 22nd Feb to late March 1924. Map graphics by Anthony Zois.
Map show the various routes taken between 22nd Feb to late March 1924. Map graphics by Anthony Zois.

Mid-March 1924

 

The train later left Karachi for Hyderabad ( Sind ), then changed trains for Jaipur and onto Lucknow. Here, Baba went to the bazaar there looking for sandals, but was disappointed with what was being offered. Baba was still wearing the woolen Kamli coat that Yeshwant Rao had given him and the sandals that Kanhoba Rao made back in India prior to travelling.

Masaji did all the cooking for the group including the teas.

 

Leaving Lucknow, they proceeded to Raxaul which a frontier station on the Nepalese border. They discovered that they had missed the entry date by a few days. Baba had sent telegrams to various government authorities, but permission was not granted.

 

 

RD p.301

 

 

Map shows the rail route taken from Karachi to Lucknow, India in mid-March 1924. Map graphics by Anthony Zois.
Map shows the rail route taken from Karachi to Lucknow, India in mid-March 1924. Map graphics by Anthony Zois.

 

Mid-March 1924 continued..

 

They then decided to proceed to Maghar  (via Gorakhpur) and visit the tomb of the renown poet and Perfect Master Kabir, staying for 2 days. Baba had the men feed 50 poor people here, all the surplus provisions were distributed which made their luggage considerably lighter.

 

There are 2 tombs for Kabir in the Maghar, one for the Hindus and one for the Muslims.

Baba had to intervene on a quarrel here between 2 groups of travelling sadhus (spiritual aspirants). He told them sternly on how to behave when one lives the life of a pilgrim.

 

Meher Baba returned to Meherabad at the end of March 1924.

 

RD p.302

LM p.604

 

Map : Mid-March 1924 : Lucknow to Raxaul railway trip. Map graphics by Anthony Zois.
Map : Mid-March 1924 : Lucknow to Raxaul railway trip. Map graphics by Anthony Zois.
Maghar ; the 2 Tombs / Samadhis for Perfect Master Kabir.
Maghar ; the 2 Tombs / Samadhis for Perfect Master Kabir.
Meher Baba wearing the Kamli coat in Meherabad. The coat colour is only a suggestion by Anthony Zois who rendered the image.
Meher Baba wearing the Kamli coat in Meherabad. The coat colour is only a suggestion by Anthony Zois who rendered the image.
RAXAUL RAILWAY STATION
RAXAUL RAILWAY STATION

RAXAUL RAILWAY STATION

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