Udvada Articles

Video Time Capsule for the Iranshah Initiative

Welcome to The Iranshah Initiative Part 2 of 3: In the words of French Novelist Anatole France…To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. In today’s day and age, we face several challenges. One...
A Video Time Capsule for the Iranshah

A Video Time Capsule for the Iranshah

The Iranshah Initiative is a youth-driven initiative and they are launching their newest project. Zarathushthi youth from the world over are invited to submit a 1 minute video clip answering some of...

The Global Iranshah Initiative

The Global Iranshah Initiative

The ‘Global Iranshah Initiative’ is a worldwide endeavor of love and devotion to our holiest of holy, Pak Iranshah, in Udvada gaam (Gujarat), with an aim to support and perpetuate its legacy and our...

Iranshah Udvada Utsav 2019 off to a flying start

Iranshah Udvada Utsav 2019 off to a flying start

India's biggest Parsi culture festival begins: The Iranshah Udvada Utsav 2019 The third edition of the Iranshah Udvada Utsav was off to a flying start last evening here at the Gymkhana grounds in...

Gujarat Gears Up For Parsi Festival

Gujarat Gears Up For Parsi Festival

Gujarat is gearing up for a Parsi festival, Iranshah Udvada Utsav, in the holy town of Udvada from December 27 to 29. The event is hosted by Foundation for Development, Udvada, Gujarat Tourism and...

Iranshah Udvada Utsav 2019: Register Now

Iranshah Udvada Utsav 2019: Register Now

The IUU 2019 is just around the corner. Registration is still open if you haven’t done it as yet. http://www.iuu.net.in/ IUU is running a fantastic social media feed where they share new updates....

Udvada Gets New Railway Station Building

Udvada Gets New Railway Station Building

Udvada Railway Station recently got a massive facelift. Below is an article on the history of the Udvada Station by eminent historian and our dear friend Marzban Giara.Marzban writes…There was no...

2019 Iranshah Udvada Utsav Announced

2019 Iranshah Udvada Utsav Announced

We are thrilled to learn that the the third edition of the Iranshah Udvada Utsav shall be held in December 2019. Readers of Parsi Khabar will remember our reports from IUU 2015 and IUU 2017 and we...

Yezdi 250 CL II in Udvada

Yezdi 250 CL II in Udvada

We help a charming, old Yezdi 250 CL II retrace its roots in Udvada, the holy land of the Parsis in India. Article by Ruman Devmane Autocar India To many, Udvada is no more than just a sleepy beach...

A town by the sea

A town by the sea

A slice of Parsi life in tranquil Udvada With a shrill toot, the autorickshaw rumbled to a stop next to us as we walked into the village. “Ice cream?” offered the gentleman behind the wheel as he...

Iranshah Udvada Utsav 2017 Announced

Iranshah Udvada Utsav 2017 Announced

Parsi Khabar is delighted to inform that registration for 2017 Iranshah Udvada Utsav is open. Per an email from our dear Vada Dasturji Khurshed Dastoor We just launched the edition of "IUU-2017'...

Udvada: A town on the verge of being forgotten

Udvada: A town on the verge of being forgotten

The Majestic Hotel at Udvada in Gujarat was a popular destination for tourists until it shut down in the 1990s. A hub of Parsi merry-making in the 1950s and 1960s, it has become a mere shadow of its...

Statement from Udvada Samast Anjuman On IUU 2015

STATEMENT FROM UDVADA SAMAST ANJUMAN  ON RECENTLY CONCLUDED IRANSHAH UDVADA UTSAV-2015 Udvada Samast Anjuman was proud to co-host the ‘Iranshah Udvada Utsav’ (IUU) with Foundation for Development of...

Sleepless in Udvada: Er. Marzban J. Hathiram

Good friend of Parsi Khabar and esteemed Ervad Marzban J. Hathiram pens an editorial on the recent Iranshah Udvada Utsav   So the great Udvada Utsav has ended. The statues have been lifted...

A flame endangered

A flame endangered

India's smallest community is getting even smaller; and the Parsis are worried. “If 3000 people are sitting in this pandal, then 20 more such pandals can accommodate all the Parsis living on Planet...

Day 02 and 03: Iranshah Udvada Utsav

Day 02 and 03: Iranshah Udvada Utsav

The second day of the first ever Iranshah Udvada Utsav started with two fun filled participatory activities. The Heritage Walks and The Treasure Hunt had droves of people walking or running through...

Day 01: Iranshah Udvada Utsav

Day 01: Iranshah Udvada Utsav

December 25th 2015 will forever be remembered as the first day of a long cherished festival in Udvada to celebrate the hallowed stature of this the "Vatican" of the Zoroastrian faith. Born out of an...

Why the world’s Parsis are heading to Udvada

Why the world’s Parsis are heading to Udvada

Keeper of the sacred flame since 1742, Udvada will host the country’s first ever Parsi festival Article by Bachi Karkaria | Times Of India Udvada is a nondescript hamlet in Gujarat of 5,897 people....

Head To Udvada Before Prime Minister Modi Does.

Head To Udvada Before Prime Minister Modi Does.

Visit Udvada, a Parsi town, before Narendra Modi does Article by Kermin Bhot | hindustantimes.com Two giant stone statues guard the main entrance. They hold a sword to their chest and stand at...

Food Picks in Udvada

Food Picks in Udvada

While Mumbai and Pune are the first two cities people think of when it comes to good Parsi food, they forget that Udvada is really the heart of this cuisine. Udvada is home to the Iranshah, a sacred...

Udvada gets Rs 20 Crore boost

Gujarat's tourism ministry has sanctioned Rs 20 crore for the development of Udvada, home to the Iranshah Atash Behram, the highest order fire temple for Parsis. Article By Jyoti Shelar | Mumbai...

Dwindling numbers a big concern for Parsis

Dwindling numbers is a big concern among Parsis, but you would not have felt it at Udvada on Sunday as the community came out to take part in the 1290th anniversary celebration of the most important...