The Boi ceremony, bladder control and consequences

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Roj Mohor Mah Meher, 1383 Yz.

A reader of Frashogard has sent the following query:

“Respected Ervad Saheb,

I want to ask you a query: What is the option to a priest performing the Boi ceremony, if half way during the ceremony he gets nature’s call and is not able to control. What happens to the incomplete ceremony if he quits half way. I am asking this because of such an incident happening in my Agiary yesterday. You may ...

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The Secret Treasure of Manthras, Nirangs & Isams in our religion

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Roj Khordad Mah Meher, 1383 Yz.

Yesterday, 18th February 2014 was the death anniversary (Baj) of Ervad Phiroze S. Masani, the brilliant Avesta Pahlavi and Pazend Scholar and one of the first and closest disciples of the revered Master, Ustad Saheb Behramshah N. Shroff. To know more about Er. Phiroze please read this post. 

To download books authored by Ervad Phiroze S. Masani please visit this page.

To commemorate ...

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Relevance of Zoroastrian religion in day to day life

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Roj Spendarmad Mah Khordad 1383 Yz.

The Borivali and Suburban Zoroastrian Association organized a lecture cum dinner program on Saturday, 19th October at the Rustomji International School at Borivali. The topic of the talk was ‘The Relevance of the Zoroastrian religion in day to day life.’ About 70 residents of the area attended.

A brief synopsis of the talk is given below. Readers of Frashogard who wish to listen to the entire 96 minute talk can download the MP3 file at the ...

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The Wondrous Circle of Life 10: Zoroastrian rituals explained

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Roj Rashne Mah Fravardin, 1383 Yz.

NOTE: This is a long, difficult but very important post. Readers are advised to go through carefully and repeatedly to understand its import. 

‘You see, Dinshaw, to properly recognize the rationale of Zoroastrian rituals, we have to understand why we are here, on earth.’

‘Arre, why are we here? Khaavo , piyo, mazaa karo! What else, we are Parsis after all!’ replied my friend. ‘Hmm, that’s one way of looking at it Dinshaw,’ I interjected, but above that ...

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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 wear the Sudreh

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Roj Khorshed Mah Spendarmad, 1382 Yz./Kadmi Khordad Sal

A Happy and resplendent Khordad Sal to all Kadmi readers of Frashogard!

A few days ago we saw the righteous thoughts (Mithra) which need to be passed while performing the Kusti ritual. Many readers may be surprised to know that there is a similar procedure to be followed even while putting on the Sudreh. Just as the Kusti ritual should be performed with devotion and mindfulness, the ...

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Happy Kadmi New Year 1383

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Roj Khordad Mah Spendarmad, 1382 Yz./Roj Hormazd Mah Fravardin (Kadmi), 1383 Yz.

On the occasion of their New Year, I wish all Kadmi readers of Frashogard a happy, prosperous and spiritually uplifting 1383 Yz. How did the Kadmi tradition start in India? Who were the main movers and establishers of this institution? For that information I would request readers of Frashogard to refer to the series of articles on the life of Dasturs Mulla ...

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2 farcical events in the community – part 2

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Roj Khordad Mah Bahman, 1382 Yz.

Parsis, in general, are well-meaning, decent and civilized people. They feel for their religion, even though they may not know much about it, and may be practicing very little of it. But sometimes, the ignorance of Parsis towards even the most basic tenets of their religion results in their making glaring and farcical mistakes. Take for the instance, the total ignorance amongst most Parsis about the most basic sin (and spiritual repercussions) of moving around ...

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2 farcical events in the community

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Roj Sherevar Mah Bahman, 1382 Yz.

As a general practice, Frashogard avoids commenting on any events in the community. When I started this blog nearly five years ago, I consciously decided that the primary focus of Frashogard would be education. I just did not want to get bogged down in community politics and the non-stop slander and yellow journalism that the community press indulges in. But in the last week, two totally senseless, farcical and idiotic events have happened in our ...

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