Meher Baba's samadhi

Photo by Win Coates

Amartithi is the day which commemorates Meher Baba's death on January 31, 1969.

The word "Amartithi" appears to have been coined by Meher Baba and means "deathless day" (Literally, amar, deathless; tithi, day). Also translated as "eternal date" or "date with the Eternal."[1]

10,000-12,000 overnight and 25,000-30,000 daytime visitors from all over the world gather at Meherabad for the three-day program.[2] Amartithi is celebrated by Meher Baba's followers all over the world, including in the United States, Europe, and Australia, and, besides "Silence Day" (July 10, commemorating the commencement of Meher Baba's lifelong silence), and the master's birthday (February 25), it is considered among the most significant holidays among followers of Meher Baba.

At Meherabad the climax of the event takes place on Amartithi day itself when the assembled crowd keeps silence for fifteen minutes in honor of the physical passing of Meher Baba at 12:15 p.m. on January 31, 1969.[3] Meher Baba's flag is flown over Meherabad during Amartithi.


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