|Live Webcasts of 45th Amartithi from Meherabad|
Dear Baba Family,
A feeling of anticipation fills the air at Meherabad as the 45th Amartithi of Avatar Meher Baba draws near. She is being dressed in her best and brightest for this eternally sacred day, wearing the multi-colored cloth of numerous pandals and tents, the hand-crafted flowers of ornate decorations, the newly-applied whitewash of assorted stones, and the rust-colored paint of earthen bricks. This preening and more was done in preparation for the tens of thousands of pilgrims who will come to Meherabad to refresh themselves here on their hearts' journey to the Beloved. As many of His lovers sang and danced for Baba throughout the years of His advent, performances will take place during Amartithi on the amphitheater stage, which sits across from His Samadhi. These performances will once again be broadcast on the internet, starting on the 30th of January at 2 p.m. Indian Standard Time.
In addition to the live broadcast, photos will be posted starting today, the 28th of January, when about a thousand volunteers will have arrived at Meherabad to take up their duties. You can find out more about this by clicking on the “Amartithi Live” link on the homepage of the Avatar Meher Baba Trust website at http://www.ambppct.org
The web addresses for the Amartithi coverage are as follows:
Since Amartithi commemorates Avatar Meher Baba’s dropping of His physical form at 12:15 p.m. on the 31st of January 1969, the culmination of Amartithi is the fifteen-minute silence that starts at twelve noon on Amartithi day, and during the greater three-hour period running from about 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the program reaches its climax.
Noon at Meherabad corresponds to 7:30 p.m. (31st January) in Auckland; 5:30 p.m. in Sydney; 4:30 p.m. in Brisbane; 2:30 p.m. in Shanghai and Perth; 1:30 p.m. in Bangkok; 11:30 a.m. in Karachi; 10:30 a.m. in Moscow; 10:00 a.m. in Teheran; 8:30 a.m. in Jerusalem, Cairo, and Istanbul; 7:30 a.m. in Paris, Rome, and Oslo; 6:30 a.m. in London; 3:30 a.m. in Buenos Aires; 1:30 a.m. in New York; 12:30 a.m. in Chicago and Mexico City; 10:30 p.m. (30th January) in Los Angeles; and 8:30 p.m. in Honolulu.
The schedule for the live webcasts is below in Indian Standard Time. Please go to www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert these times to your local times.
30th January 2014
2:00 p.m. - 10 p.m.: Stage performances
11:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.: Audio-visual stage presentation
31st January 2014
6:30 - 7:15: Lighting of the dhuni
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Welcome address; Silence from
12 - 12:15 p.m.; Arties 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Music and
stage performances 11:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.: Audio-visual
1st February 2014
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Music and conclusion
On this 45th anniversary of the day Beloved Baba dropped His body "to live eternally in the hearts of all His lovers," may we be blessed to hear the Word of His Love break out of its Silence and speak in our hearts.
== Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust
28th January 2014
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