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.

We’re very glad to announce that the doors of Beloved Avatar Meher Baba’s Samadhi will be open once again from October 7th, 2021, in accordance with the state government’s directives for all temples and places of religious worship throughout Maharashtra, which naturally includes Avatar Meher Baba’s Samadhi.

As before, due to the government’s restrictions, the Samadhi doors will be opened; however the screen in front of the Samadhi door and over the threshold will remain; there will be no bowing down by the door, no prasad, no Arti or prayers, no flowers or garlands, no sitting in the portico. All in line for darshan from the door must be masked, have used the hand sanitizer on entering the portico, and observed the marked social distancing of 6 feet apart when going around the portico. There will be no Samadhi cleaning by pilgims.

The timing for darshan will be from 7 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Baba’s Cabin and all other historic rooms on the Hill will remain locked, and the Gaadi will not be available.

In addition, the Trust is hoping to once again welcome Meher Baba’s lovers to Meherabad pilgrim accommodations later in October, i.e., MPR and Hostel D. We will be strictly incorporating all Government health and safety guidelines in these accommodations, and will limit accommodations. Extra precautions by the Trust will also be in place for the safety of all.

Meherazad too will also reopen to His lovers in a limited way after first observing how the set up works for a few weeks at Meherabad.

Beloved Baba was always careful during the Sahavas gatherings 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“.

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 your hands thoroughly several times a day, not touching the eyes, nose, and mouth, using a 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.