We hope the spread of Covid19 infections is under control and gradually the restrictions imposed during ‘lock-down’ will be relaxed according to the conditions in each area.

Under the current circumstances, we are not able to set a date for opening pilgrim accommodations at Meherabad. We will continue to monitor the situation carefully, and update you from time to time.

Naturally, all of you will be anxious to know about the Silence Day Gathering at Meherabad.

Beloved Baba was always careful during the Sahavas gathering about infections like cold, flu, etc. spreading.

For example at the start of 1958 Sahavas, Baba addressed the Group: ” I want all of you to take care of your health; otherwise, there will be no sahavas in real sense. There will be coughing, sneezing and disturbance. When taking a bath, take precautions not to get the chill. Dry your body thoroughly before coming out of the bathroom, wear dry clothes and do not expose yourself; otherwise, you will catch the flu and also infect others”.

As yet there is no known vaccine or cure for Covid19. People over 60 years of age are believed to be more susceptible to catch this infection and there is a large number of Baba lovers falling in this group.

Even though Covid19 may be under control by Silence Day, there is every possibility that somebody may be an asymptomatic carrier of a virus that can infect several pilgrims. We do not have enough covered facilities to accommodate pilgrims at as safe distance from each other. It will also be very difficult to observe ‘social distancing’ when over a thousand pilgrims gather. If we restrict the number to say 100 each at Hostel D and MPR, it will be difficult how to do this, because those who are denied accommodation will naturally feel discriminated.

We have therefore decided that there will be no Silence Day gathering at Meherabad on 10th July 2020.

All are requested to observe the Silence Day at their own places.

Please do not make any travel Reservations. If you have made any reservation please cancel the same immediately.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Beloved Baba wanted us to ‘do the possible and leave the impossible to Him!’

So please take care of yourself by following the guidelines like: washing the hands thoroughly several times a day, not touching the eyes, nose, and mouth, using mask while going out, observing social distancing, stepping out of the house only if necessary, etc.

Shridhar Kelkar,
Chairman & Board of Trustees,
Avatar Meher Baba P.P.C. Trust.