Manifestation Watch: Shroud of Turin from India?
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Genetic material suggests that the Shroud of Turin may have been created in India, according to this article.
Some scholars believe that Jesus traveled to India. Meher Baba has stated that “Jesus did not die on the cross but came to India, where he spent many years wandering from place to place doing his Universal work until he dropped his body in Kashmir.” During his 1933 visit to what was then Kashmir state (now part of Jammu and Kashmir state), Meher Baba revealed, pointing to a hill in Harwan village, ‘There is the place where two of Christ’s apostles, Bartholomew and Thaddeus, buried his body; they had accompanied him from Palestine'” [Lord Meher, rev. online ed., p. 1513; see also excerpt from Jame’s McGrew’s book, Avataric Advents]. The Ahmadiyya Muslim tradition also locates the tomb of Jesus (called Isa in the Qur’an) in India, but it is not the same place Baba identified. Known as the Roza Bal Shrine, it’s in the downtown area of Srinagar, some 13 miles southwest of Harwan (an area is now visited for its remains of Buddhist monuments). Mainstream Sunni Islam does not accept that Jesus is buried in Kashmir. The Roza Bal Shrine also includes the tomb of a Muslim saint descended from Imam Reza, the Eighth Imam of the Shia Muslims, whose shrine is in Mashhad, Iran, coincidentally the place from which Meher Baba said the “seed” of his Manifestation would spread. The “official” tomb of Jesus according to Christians is at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The Shroud of Turin is housed in the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, Italy.
For the complete story on the Shroud of Turin in relation to Meher Baba, see Chris Ott’s 2009 blog post here and the 2014 update. Chris reports that “in 1933 Baba told Elizabeth Patterson that the Shroud of Turin being exhibited in Italy that year was the authentic burial shroud of Jesus.”