Meher Today – 23rd January
23 January 1927
After remaining closeted inside the Jhopdi for two days, Baba came out of the room on 23 January and broke his fast. He held a two-and-a-half-hour meeting and touched on the subjects of the school, hospital and dispensary, concluding, “Now these projects will be done on a permanent basis. In the school there will be 150 resident students, for whom boarding arrangements will have to be provided.”
23 January 1939
Leaving Benares early on the morning of 23 January 1939, Baba’s entourage proceeded to Kanpur, arriving at four o’clock in the afternoon, where they stayed in the Kashmir Hotel, which was managed by Hindus. After contacting some poor destitutes living in the streets of Kanpur and a few boys, Baba traveled to Agra.
23 January 1953
Baba arrived in Eluru at 6:30 P.M. on Friday, 23 January 1953. An enormous crowd had come to the station to receive him and echoes of “Avatar Meher Baba ki jai!” rocked the train itself. Age knew it was the voice of Wine which was rejoicing, the Wine which was weeping, the Wine which was dancing and singing!
Baba was met by Ranga Rao, R. V. Ramarao Naidu, the Maharaja of Pangidigudem, Dr. Kanakadandi, Katta Subba Rao and K. Narayan Rao who garlanded him. He was then led to the Raja’s decorated car, and a long procession formed to parade the Lord of the Universe in all his splendor through their city. The group stayed with Baba in Katta Subba Rao’s large garden. A small room had been kept for Baba, and a tent had been erected for the others. Katta, a simple man by nature, had made fine arrangements.