Meher Baba, named Merwan Sheriar Irani, was born on February 25, 1894, at the Sassoon General Hospital, in Pune, India. According to this excerpted account from Lord Meher, His mother, Shireen Irani, had a dream that anticipated His greatness just before Meher Baba was born.
"During her pregnancy, Shireen would often have wonderful dreams and describe them to her mother Golandoon, who would interpret their meaning.
"From the day that she conceived [Merwan], the young woman was convinced that her expected child would be extraordinary and remarkable.
"In the early morning of Sunday, 25 February 1894, the long-awaited moment arrived. Shireen was lying asleep in bed at the David Sassoon Hospital; Grandmother Golandoon was by her side.
"The midnight gong sounded twelve times in the distance. Nurses came frequently to look in on her; the expectant mother was relaxed in a deep sleep. Suddenly, Shireen awoke and told her mother that she had had a vivid dream.
"'A dream?' Golandoon inquired. 'What did you see? Tell me.'
"Shireen answered: "'I saw seated in a chariot a person as glorious as the sun. His cool brilliance pervaded the atmosphere. A few people were pulling his chariot, while thousands of people led him in a procession. Tens of thousands of eyes were gazing at him, enraptured by his divine radiance ... I, too, was in the procession and marveled at the luster of his face. His light fell on the whole procession and people's eyes were fixed on him; they could not look away.'
"Tears of joy came to Golandoon's eyes, and she said, 'Daughter, a very auspicious son will be born to you. His name will be spread all over the world. He will walk among thousands of people one day and be carried in grand processions, as you dreamt. He will be given special reverence and honor.'
"Her mother's interpretation delighted Shireen and she soon fell fast asleep again."
Bhau Kalchuri, Lord Meher: The Biography of the Avatar of the Age Meher Baba, Online Edition, pp 106-107. (c)Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, Ahmednagar, India.