Parsi Caterers

List of Parsi Caterers -world wide
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Courtesy : Jehangir Bisney

A Parsi lady makes a Kushti

A Parsi lady makes a Kushti – interesting

Courtesy : Jehangir Bisney

North American Navjote

Our community is small, shrinking and delightfully eccentric. Staying alive–basic survival–is our greatest challenge. That is why the /navjot/ ceremony is vital for children within the community, as only those who have performed the ceremony are considered ‘in’; the discourse of ‘insider’ vs ‘outsider’ is animated in our community as in other South Asian communities.

This narrative briefly describes and analyzes Parsi ethnic identity as a background to the main thread of the chapter—organizing a /navjot/ (Zarthusti initiation ceremony) in Vancouver Canada. To be a Parsi is essentially to be a Zarthusti in India. The word Parsi means from Pars—Persia–so we are Persians/Iranians in India who have been there for less than 1000 years depending on the time of migration. As a Kenyan born Parsi raised in Canada I was brought up to be a feminist and activist, having a supportive father and strong female role models—quite common in our community.

Click Here for the full article by Farah Mahrukh Coomi Shroff

Rashna Chinoy

Rashna  Chinoy of Rashh Creations  takes care of all your tailoring  needs with expertise of trained and experienced  seamstresses be it for :  Birthday Dresses,  Navjote Dresses,  Wedding: Saree Petticoats,   Saree Blouses plain or fancy – n -trendy, stitched to perfection.

Tailoring orders for Indian and western outfits undertaken. Wide selection of patterns to choose from.

Come try us once for  Perfect Fit  and total satisfaction!

Contact me on : 9821348390/9223292990

Rashna Kaizad Chinoy

U.P.Nivas Next to star laundry

Dr.S.S.Rao Road,

Opp . Nawroze Baug,


Mumbai 400012

Photography n Video

Wonderful memories captured to Treasure for a lifetime.

SoundNScreen Video Services

Covers all your functions be it Birthdays, Navjotes, Weddings, Anniversaries or Corporate Functions.

We are equipped with digital Photo Studio setup. We do Video with HD (High Definition) Video with professional equipment with fully trained team.

Do call us , we will be happy to come for  a demo

Capturing Memories for life

Kaizad R Chinoy

SoundNScreen Video Services, Malagamwala Building, Room No 6, Marazban colony, Gilderlane Tardeo, Mumbai 400058


N2 Ground floor, Shapurji Bharucha Baug, S V Road, Andheri West, Mumbai 400058

Contact me on: 9223202990/9821348390 or

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Chalk n Towels

Sagan Na Chalk

Birthdays, Navjotes, Engagements,

Weddings, Anniversaries, Jashans

celebrate all your functions


colourful Sagan- na-chalk.

Tastefully decorate your entrances.

Select from several designs we offer


we will create your theme of design and colours.

Your design, we execute


Our towels also adds charm to your ‘Ses’ .

Get your Towels and Napkins  beautifully machine

embroidered with designs, initials and names of

your choice.

Be it for Nahan rituals, Birthdays Newly weds trousseau or any other occasion .

You design we execute.

Contact – Benaifer Mehta +91-9892313020 or +91-22-23535779

Email :

Lagan Navjote Sagan

A brief compilation for resources for events including :

  • Baugs & Venues
  • Caterers
  • Daglis
  • Florists
  • Invitation Cards
  • Jewellery
  • Lights
  • Liquor
  • Music
  • Photography / Video
  • Pugrees
  • Saris
  • Ses Polishing
  • Bridal Dressing
  • Event Co-ordinators
  • Kustis / Sadras

Click Here for the full list


Navjote Ceremony

NAVJOTE: The Becoming of a Parsi

Zoroastrian baptizing ceremony in India

Navzote Master

I would like to share


With you and your family.

Over the last 19-years, I have devoted hundreds of hours of my valuable time to bring this special project FROM ROOT TO FRUIT.

Over the years, thousands of Zarathushti parents and kids across the globe have benefited from this UNIQUE PRAYER PROGRAM CREATED SPECIALLY FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS  THIS IS MY CONTRIBUTION FOR THE NEXT GENERATION



From my heart to yours

Meher Amalsad

Westminster, California, USA

Navjote – Some Useful Tips


By late Mrs. Shehnaz N. Munshi

A child, of Zoroastrian parentage is initiated into the faith after he or she completes six years of age. Some perform the initiation ceremony at the age of 9 years, and in the case of boys, in exceptional circumstances the ceremony can be performed even at the age of eleven. In Iran the traditional age for initiation was 15 years. The child should be at an age where he or she understands the importance of the ceremony and can learn the prayers by heart. However, it is incumbent that the ceremony is done before the child reaches puberty.

This very important Zoroastrian ceremony of initiation is called the Navjote (Nav= new; jote= initiate), when the new initiate is taken into the faith through the investiture of the sacred sudreh and kushti.


Yatha Ahu Vairyo; AshemVohu;-Kem Na Mazda; Ahura Mazda Khodae; Jasa me avanghe Mazda; Nirang - I Gaomez (ie Shikasteh Shikasteh Shaetan); Sarosh Baj; Ahmai Raeshcha; Hazangrem; Jasa Me Avanghe Mazda; Kerfeh Mozd; Diva No Namaskar; Doa Tandarosti; Din ­no Kalmo

In the past, the child was also made to learn the Patet Pashemani, but sadly this does not happen any more. It would be very beneficial if the child is also made to learn the two short, but very important Zoroastrian prayers, viz. The A Airyema Ishyo and the Yenghe Hatam. Apart from making the child recite these prayers, it is also important that the child practises the tying and the untying of the kushtiwith a piece of cord, long enough to go thrice around the waist. Continue reading


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