Everyday Parsi Articles

Everyday Parsi: The Tombstone Edition

On the last Gatha at the end of this Muktad period, I would like to share an #everydayParsi story of a different kind. While the last few authors have all shared their memories of muktad as “Everday Parsis” like you and me, today we remember the...
Everyday Parsi: Khushru Master

Everyday Parsi: Khushru Master

Our sixth author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 series is Ervad Khushru Master of Auckland, New Zealand. Khushru shares the “Memories of a 12 year-old-mohbed” All of 12, I vividly recall how excited my...

Everyday Parsi: Ervad Zarrir Bhandara

Everyday Parsi: Ervad Zarrir Bhandara

Our fifth author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 series is Ervad Zarrir Bhandara of Los Angeles, California, USA Ervad Zarrir writes… The 10 days of Shehenshahi Muktad begins this Thursday August 6th...

Everyday Parsi: Soonu Engineer

Everyday Parsi: Soonu Engineer

Our fourth author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 series is Soonu Engineer of London, United Kingdom Soonu writes… As a child, Muktad filled me with wonderment. Our house, already swept and swabbed twice...

Everyday Parsi: Homi Gandhi

Everyday Parsi: Homi Gandhi

Our third author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 is Homi D. Gandhi Homi writes… When I was a child, Muktaad prayers at the Gandhi household on the Gandhi Street of Parsiwad, Fort, Bharuch had a special...

Everyday Parsi: Nergish Udwadia

Everyday Parsi: Nergish Udwadia

Our first author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 series is Nergish Udwadia from Melbourne, Australia. I was recently invited by Parsi  to provide a write up on the significance of Muktad in my life....

The Everyday Parsi in 2020

The Everyday Parsi in 2020

August 6th 2020 is the first day of the Muktad per the Shehenshahi Parsi Zoroastrian calendar. Parsis around the world and especially in India remember the dear departed of their family. Special...

Everyday Parsi: Ervad Jehangir Madon

Everyday Parsi: Ervad Jehangir Madon

Our seventh and last author of the 2015 Everyday Parsi series is Ervad Jehangir R. Madon Jehangir Madon writes August 1992, Bombay. 4:15 am. I would wake up to the constant reminders that it was...

Everyday Parsi: Ervad Soli P. Dastur

Everyday Parsi: Ervad Soli P. Dastur

Our sixth author in the 2015 Everyday Parsi series is Ervad Soli P. Dastur A Mobed’s Recollections and Involvement in Muktad Gatha Days! On the P&O SS Oronsay ship somewhere near Suez Canal...

Everyday Parsi: Sheroo Vispi Kanga

Everyday Parsi: Sheroo Vispi Kanga

Our fourth author in the 2015 Everyday Parsi series is Sheroo Vispi Kanga Sheroo writes Thank you Parsi Khabar for giving me this opportunity to write about what the Muktad (free soul) days mean to...

Everyday Parsi: Firoze Jungalwala

Everyday Parsi: Firoze Jungalwala

Our third author in the Everyday Parsi 2015 series is Dr. Firoze B. Jungalwala ­­My recollection of Muktad in Surat during the Late 1940s I vividly remember the Muktad days at my grand father’s home...

Everyday Parsi: Niloufer Mavalvala

Everyday Parsi: Niloufer Mavalvala

Our second author for the 2015 Everyday Parsi Series is Niloufer Mavalvala Muktad Recollected: Then and Now Childhood memories can be sweet and not easily forgotten. I grew up in Karachi amongst a...

The Everyday Parsi in 2015

The Everyday Parsi in 2015

August 8, 2015 is the first day of Muktad or to call it correctly “Farvardegan” per the Shehanshahi Parsi Calendar. Parsis around the world and especially in India remember the dear departed of...

Everyday Parsi: Shernaz Petigara

  Our twelfth and final author in this year’s Everyday Parsi series Shernaz Petigara writes What do the Muktad days mean to me? When Parsi Khabar asked me to write on this topic, I just did not...

Everyday Parsi: Fareeza Doctor

Our eleventh author in the Everyday Parsi 2014 series Fareeza Doctor writes For much of my life, the onset of August has meant the start of preparations for Humbandagi, and Mukhtad prayers, and of...

Everyday Parsi: Behroze A. Clubwala

Our tenth author in the Everyday Parsi 2014 series Behroze A. Clubwala writes The Muktads – traditions in India and an adaptation over the years in my home. I grew up in Madras, known today as...

Everyday Parsi: Sanaya Pardiwalla

Our ninth author in the Everyday Parsi 2014 series Sanaya Pardiwalla writes As a Parsi, Muktad prayers have taken place in my family at different time points in my lifetime. I was under 3 years old...

Everyday Parsi: Ervad Jimmy Doctor

Our eighth author in the Everyday Parsi 2014 series Ervad Jimmy Doctor writes Ever since I can remember, history has been one of my favorite subjects. It is only through history that we can value...

Everyday Parsi: Rayomand J. Patell

Our seventh author in the Everyday Parsi 2014 series Rayomand J. Patell writes I grew up in a fairly small, liberal family at Altamount Road, which meant i didn’t have too many Parsi friends while...

Everyday Parsi: Kobad Zarolia

Our sixth author in the Everyday Parsi 2014 series Ervad Kobad Zarolia writes My impression more than memories would be the right title. I became Navar at the age of 11 and prayed as a hired Help at...

Everyday Parsi: Navroz N. Dabu

Our fifth author in the Everyday Parsi 2014 series Navroz N. Dabu writes   I have to confess that as a Child; I was not too enthusiastic, going to the Agiari or Atash Behram. Stark simplicity...

Everyday Parsi: Neville Sorabji Gandhi

Our fourth author in the Everyday Parsi 2014Everyday Parsi 2014 series Neville Sorabji Gandhi writes My name is Neville Sorabji Gandhi.  I was born and graduated in Mumbai.  I am happily married to...

Everyday Parsi: Dolly Dastoor

Our third author in the Everyday Parsi 2014 series Dolly Dastoor writes Muktad, was the sweet fragrance l of pink roses which you had to hold carefully on your way to the agiary so as not to get...

Everyday Parsi: Farzana Cooper

Our second author in the Everyday Parsi 2014 series Farzana Cooper writes I grew up in a middle class Parsi family in Mumbai which had a mix atmosphere. My father was a jovial man who followed no...

Everyday Parsi: Sarosh J. Collector

Our first author in the Everyday Parsi 2014 series Sarosh J. Collector writes Muktad and what it has meant to me. Dear Parsi Khabar, I am humbled, that you have asked me to reflect on the Muktad...

The Everyday Parsi in 2014

August 8, 2014 is the first day of Muktad or to call it correctly “Farvardegan” per the Shehanshahi Parsi Calendar. Parsis around the world and especially in India remember the dear departed of...

Everyday Parsi: Mahrukh Cama

Our eighth author in the Everyday Parsi Series Mahrukh Cama writes To this date, arrival of Fall reminds me of the muktad/gatha days when I was growing up in Karachi. While Muktad prayers took place...

Everyday Parsi: Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Our seventh author in the Everyday Parsi series. Rita Jamshed Kapadia writes: The sweet smell of flowers, the beautiful aroma of sandalwood and "loban", the well laid out tables with "karasiyaas"...

Everyday Parsi: Perzen Patel

Our sixth author in the Everyday Parsi Series. Perzen Patel writes: Memories of Muktad and Gatha days The days of muktad and gathas have always been full of special memories for me. As a child, my...

Everyday Parsi: Shireen Palia

Everyday Parsi: Shireen Palia

Our fifth author in the Everyday Parsi Series. Shireen Palia writes: I am Shireen Palia, a Clinical Psychologist working at a school for children with special needs, in Bombay. As I think back to...

Everyday Parsi: Shazneen Rabadi Gandhi

Everyday Parsi: Shazneen Rabadi Gandhi

Our fourth author in the Everyday Parsi Series. Shazneen Rabadi Gandhi writes: A Personal Muktad My first memory of muktad is that of the one that followed my grand-uncle Sapal kaka’s death. That...

Everyday Parsi: Khushnood Viccaji

Our next author in the Everyday Parsi series Khushnood Viccaji writes: I’m Khushnood Viccaji, staying in Mumbai, India with my wife and teenaged son. We are quite religious and traditional in our...

Everyday Parsi: Kaikhosrow Oshtori

Our second author in the Everyday Parsi Series. Kaikhosrow Oshtori writes: Dear Arzan, how nice and kind of you to think of me for your new project. I would love to participate and contribute my...

Everyday Parsi: Naz Jokhi

Our first author in the Everyday Parsi Series. Naz Jokhi writes: I am Nazneen Jokhi living currently in Copenhagen with my 10 month old son and husband Shahzad Jokhi. My husband and I both are...

The Everyday Parsi

Today is the first day of the Muktad. Over the next 10 and 18 days, Parsis around the world and especially in India remember the dear departed of their family. Special prayers are offered at the...