What to do and pray during the Muktad – part 2

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Roj Dae-pa-Din Mah Spendarmad, 1382.

Several readers of Frashogard have written asking for details of prayers to be recited during the Muktad days. Since the Muktad days are of special spiritual significance, it is obvious that there would be some specific prayers for these days. Our Master, Ustad Saheb Behramshah Nowroji Shroff revealed some very potent and special prayers which, if recited during these days, not only help the person in this life, but more importantly, also after death. We shall ...

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What to do and pray during the Muktad – part 1

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Roj Ram Mah Spendarmad, 1382 Yz.

The holy days of the Muktad will soon be upon us. What are the specific prayers to say during these days? How should a Parsi conduct himself during this extremely auspicious period? What guidelines should we bear in mind, both in our day to day conduct in the house as well as at the Agiary? Are there any special points revealed by Ustad Saheb and Khshnoom regarding the Muktad?

The word Muktad is a derivation of ...

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How to do the right Kusti

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Roj Ardibehesht Mah Spendarmad, 1382 Yz.

The foundation of every Zoroastrian ritual, every ceremony and every prayer is the Kusti. The act of tying the Kusti on the waist is what sets apart a Zoroastrian from another person. In effect, it is the most visible and well-known symbol of the Zoroastrian religion. It is therefore, also the most misunderstood.

In our series on What is Zoroastrian Yoga, carried a ...

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Report on the 86th Baj of Ustad Saheb Behramshah N. Shroff

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Roj Ashtad Mah Bahman, 1382 Yz. 9th July 2013.

The 86th Baj of Ustad Saheb Behramshah Nowroji Shroff was observed with customary solemnity. The day’s events started at 6 am with a Machi being offered to the Padshah Saheb of the Ustad Saheb Behramshah Nowroji Shroff Daremeher at Jogeshwari by the Trustees of the Zoroastrian Radih Society. Thereafter, Afringan, Farokshi, 3 Stums and 2 Bajs were performed in memory of Ustad Saheb at 7:30 am. Right from the early morning Machi ...

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How to use the new Frashogard blog design

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Roh Din Mah Bahman, 1382

Today is the 86th death anniversary of our revered Master, Ustad Saheb Behramshah Nowroji Shroff. As a mark of our respect, love and admiration for him and the wondrous message he brought from the Abed Sahebs of Demavand, we dedicate this new site design of the Frashogard blog to his pious memory.

How is the new design of the Frashogard blog different from the earlier? What new features have been added? How can readers of Frashogard make ...

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Parsis, crowing cocks and sleepless nights – part 3

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Roj Behram Mah Bahman, 1382 Yz.

How is this done? The 19th Chapter of the Vandidad provides a fascinating account of the activities. The entire night is broken up into three sections. In the first third of the night, the work of the Abed Sahebs commences in Demavand. As they begin their own kinetics, Azi Dahaka becomes active too. He knows that a lot of his work is undone by the presence of the Atash Behrams, Atash Adarans and Atash Dadgah ...

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Parsis, crowing cocks and sleepless nights – part 2

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Roj Tir Mah Bahman, 1382 Yz.

To properly understand the story of Zohak and the rooster, we need to recognize and comprehend the nature of evil. What is evil? How does it arise? What is its source? Our Master, Ustad Saheb gave a very detailed and esoteric explanation of evil and its origin. Without going into those complex issues, we can state simply that evil arises out of ignorance. Ignorance of what? Ignorance about the Will of God, the Plan of ...

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Parsis, crowing cocks and sleepless nights

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Roj Aneran Mah Dae, 1382 Yz.

A recent newspaper item drew my attention, not only for its slightly amusing nature, (in the midst of all the doom, gloom and senseless politicking) but also for the fact that one of the protagonists of the item was a Zoroastrian. The report described how the peaceful slumber of the residents of a building in Colaba was being disturbed by ...

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12th Anniversary celebrations and book release

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Roj Rashne Mah Avan, 1382 Yz.

Friday, 29th March 2013 was a red letter day for the Parsis of Behram Baug as we celebrated the 12th Anniversary of the founding of the Ustad Saheb Behramshah Nowroji Shroff Daremeher.

The morning commenced with a massive 5kg Machi offered to the Padshah Saheb by the Trustees of the Zoroastrian Radih Society. Thereafter, a well-attended Jashan ceremony was held at 10:30 am.

The evening program commenced at 7pm with a Humbandagi. Thereafter, I delivered the main ...

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