How to take the name of a deceased in any prayer

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Roj Behram Mah Spendarmad, 1383 Yz.

Several readers of Frashogard have asked the question as to how should the name of a deceased person be taken while doing any prayer for them. Certain prayers, like the Stum no Kardo or the Patet Ruvan ni, have specific places where the name of the deceased is recited. But the question arises in other normal prayers which one may wish to recite in the memory of our deceased persons.

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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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When the souls come a-visiting

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Roj Ashishvangh Mah Spendarmad, 1379 Yz.


Ten days before the Parsi New Year, fire temples around the city are dotted with roses and other flowers. One can see Parsi families dressed in spotless white, heads covered with scarves or caps, proceeding solemnly to their Agiaries with their hands full of floral offerings.

Parsis believe that during these ten days – called Farvardegan in Pahlavi or Muktad in Gujarati – the ruvans or souls of their dear departed visit the Earth. It is ...

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