Category Archives: Customs

All You Ever Wanted To Know About Sacred Rituals Of A Parsi Wedding

All You Ever Wanted To Know About Sacred Rituals Of A Parsi Wedding

Marriage in India is a sacred institution where the bride and the groom exchange vows and promise to stay together through thick and thin, not only in this birth but in the following births as well. In India, different religions observe different wedding rituals and Parsi Weddings commonly known as “Lagan” are entirely different. They…

How To Clean a Ses: Good Parsi Wife

How To Clean a Ses: Good Parsi Wife

Our friend Shaz Kha… a.k.a. Good Parsi Wife links us to a video that is very pertinent today. How to Clean Your Ses. Just in time for Parsi New Year in a day (or two)   To get step by step instructions go to her website Good Parsi Wife

Wear it Parsi style: Lady Gara

Parsi girls become women the day they wear a sari. The sari perawanu or sari-wearing ceremony is a rite of passage. At the centre of the celebration are five married women who help the girl wear a gara or sari for the first time. They tie a small knot of rice, a symbol of fertility,…

How religious beliefs influence home decor

For a country like India, where religious diversity is an undeniable part of the basic social fabric, religions and faiths influence home decor. Often, getting the absolutely perfect sanctum sanctorum is what people across religions look for first before deciding on the rest of the house. Then there buy viagra online are the Parsis who…

Muktad Prayers: How Long Should One Do Them ?

A humorous take on a very pertinent issue that we all face at some point in our lives. Good friend of Parsi Khabar, Er. Marzban J. Hathiram write on Frashogard.com   Game Testers Academy – The Best Game Tester Offer! The question is often put to me by many devotees: ‘Dasturji, for how long should…

Last Rites for Zoroastrians in North America

Meher Amalsad, via email informs: Last Rights for Zarathushtis: By Ervad Zarrir Bhandara My Dear Friends:In this educational audio program: “LAST RIGHTS” Mobed Zarrir Bhandara has beautifully explained and addressed various choices about the proper disposal of the body in North America. Hope you are able to benefit from the gift of his wisdom. [Audio…

A Parsi Lady: Poem by Siloo Kapadia

Below is a poem by long time reader of Parsi Khabar, Siloo Kapadia. A Parsi Lady By Siloo Kapadia I’m rolling my chapatti And I’m swinging my hips And from my rose water I’m taking a sip The smell of fresh dhansakh Permeates the air Deekras, I’m a Parsi And I haven’t a care! I…

Thread Bare: The Art of Kusti Weaving

An unusual book on the weaving of the sacred thread worn by the Parsis adds to the craft revival stories in India Few, even among textile conservationists, would imagine a book deconstructing kusti, (pronounced ‘kasti’), the sacred thread worn by the Parsi community. It is certainly not a topic that dots fashion conversations these days.…

The compilation that could save a community

Two members of the Zoroastrian community have taken the initiative to preserve the community’s oral history by compiling a book on Parsi-Gujarati idioms. You can contribute too By Aviva Dharmaraj | Mid-Day Meher Marfatia and Sooni Taraporevala are compiling a book on Parsi-Gujarati idioms to preserve the oral history of the Zoroastrian community. "We are…