Pilgrim season, which runs from 15 June through 15 March, is punctuated by a number of special events or high points.
Amartithi is the anniversary of the day when Avatar Meher Baba dropped his physical form, on 31st January 1969 at 12:15 p.m. It is commemorated in a major gathering at Meherabad attended by more than 10,000 visitors from 30th January to 1st February of each year. During this 48-hour period a program of song, dance, and film continues all day and through much of the night on the stage near Meher Baba’s Tomb. The climax of the event takes place on Amartithi day, 31st January, when, in honor of the physical passing of the Avatar of the Age, the assembled crowd keeps silence for 15 minutes, from 12 noon to 12:15 p.m.
If you would like to stay at Meherabad during Amartithi, you should make your reservations before 7th January of the preceding year. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meher Baba’s Birthday: At five in the morning on 25 February, pilgrims gather at Meher Baba’s Samadhi on Meherabad Hill for prayers and song in celebration of the birth of the Ancient One. Later in the day, an original drama, complete with full cast, sets, and music is staged in the Music and Arts Centre.
Silence Day: On 10 July 1925, Meher Baba began his long silence, which he kept for the next 44 years. Every 10 July pilgrims from all over the world come to Meherabad to commemorate this occasion through a day of silence.
Dhuni: The Dhuni of Meherabad was established by Baba on November 10th, 1925. Literally meaning ‘fire’, the Dhuni continues to be lit at sunset on the 12th of every month according to instructions given by Baba in 1942. (For a detailed history of the Dhuni refer to pages 3 and 9 of ‘Historic Meherabad’ found at ‘Meherabad’ on this website).
Young Adult Sahavas: Annually, 100 young adults from all over the world between the ages of 18 and 35 gather at Meherabad to spend seven days together in the company of the Ancient One. The keynote of the “Sahavas” is the celebration of Meher Baba’s love through sharing, creative expression (such as art, music, and drama), and service at Meherabad.
For more information go to: Young Adult Sahavas