2nd Baj of Vada Dasturji Meherji Kekobad Meherjirana

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Roj Dae-pa-Adar Mah Sherevar, 1381 Yz.

Today is the second death anniversary of Vada Dasturji Meherji Dastur Kekobad Meherjirana, the 16th Meherjirana.

To mark this solemn day, appropriate ceremonies were performed at his house in Navsari, at the Navsari Bhagarsath Atash Behram, at the Ustad Saheb Behramshah N. Shroff Daremeher at Mumbai and at the Mahella Patel Agiary in Mumbai.

It is now two years since the death of Dasturji, but I still remember vividly his silent personality and the superhuman efforts he ...

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Varsi of Vada Dasturji Meherjirana observed

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Roj Dae-pa-Adar Mah Sherevar, 1380 Yz.

The Siroza and Varsi days for late Vada Dasturji Meherji Dastur Kekobad Meherjirana was observed on Roj Amardad and Dae-pa-Adar respectively (22nd and 23rd January). The detailed ceremonies appropriate to the occasion were carried out at the Ustad Saheb Behramshah N. Shroff Daremeher in Jogeshwari, Mumbai by a team of Mobed Sahebs led by myself.

In addition, prayers and ceremonies were also held at Vada Dasturji’s house and at the Bhagarsath Atash Behram in Navsari.

In the ...

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Siroza and Chamsi day of late Vada Dasturji Meherjirana

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Roj Khordad Mah Spendarmad, 1379 Yz.

Tomorrow, Roj Amardad Mah Spendarmad (21st July) will mark the Siroza Chamsi (180th day after death) day of late Vada Dasturji Meherji Dastur Kekobad Meherjirana of Navsari. The day after, Roj Dae-pa-Adar Mah Spendarmad (22nd July) will mark his Chamsi (181st day after death). Prayers to mark both these solemn occasions will be recited at the Ustad Saheb Behramshah Nowroji Shroff Daremeher at Jogeshwari. On the 21st, the prayers will start with the special Siroza ...

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Dasma day observed for Dasturji Meherji

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Roj Sarosh Mah Sherevar, 1379 Yz.

Today marked the Dasma (10th day after death) of Dasturji Meherji. A series of ceremonies was held, both in Navsari and at the Ustad Saheb Behramshah N. Shroff Daremeher in Jogeshwari to mark this occasion. On the previous day, a complete Vandidad ceremony was also performed at Jogeshwari by young Ervad Sahebs Kurush Dastur and Yazad Mandviwala, currently studying at the Dadar Athornan Institute.

A few days ago, I went on a one-day trip to Navsari ...

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Hearty welcome to the 17th Dasturji Meherjirana

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Roj Avan Mah Sherevar, 1379 Yz.

I am happy to inform readers that the Bhagarsath Anjuman has elected Ervad Kaikhushroo Navroze Dastoor (more popularly known as K. N. Dastoor, or KND) as the 17th Dastur Meherjirana in place of Dastur Meherji Dastur Kekobad, who expired on 23rd January as reported earlier.

This morning, the Bhagarsath Anjuman met under the leadership of Dasturji Firoze M. Kotwal After deliberations, Ervad K. N. Dastoor was offered the post and he accepted.

Thereafter, at 3:40pm, a ...

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A tribute to Dasturji Meherjirana

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Roj Adar Mah Sherevar, 1379 Yz.

It is my solemn duty to inform readers of the sad demise of Vada Dasturji Meherji Dastur Kekobad Meherjirana, the Vada Dastur not only of the Navsari Bhagaria Mobeds but also the senior most Vada Dastur throughout India. Dasturji Meherjirana (or just Dasturji, as we used to call him affectionately and respectfully) was the 16th descendant of the first Dastur Meherjirana who was elected Vada Dastur by the Behdins and Mobed Sahebs of Navsari in ...

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