Navroz Time and Prayers


JAMSHEDI NAVROZ TIME & PRAYERS

21 March 2009 it will be Jamshed-i-Navroze, a very special day in Nature.

There are certain beneficial prayers which may be prayed at the onset of the  spring equinox, meaning when the Sun enters the constellation of Aries.

Spring begins at the Vernal Equinox (VE), also called Spring Equinox for the Northern Hemisphere. Of course in the Southern Hemisphere, VE ushers in autumn!

Since these prayers involved Khorshed and Meher Nyaishes, they are to be done only in the daylight gehs, which are Haavan, Rapithvan and Uzirehen..

The prayers contain of certain sets of Khorshed Nyaish, Meher Nyaish and Vispa Humata, along with your usual kusti and geh prayers.

Which geh to begin the prayers after the VE has ushered?

The rule is to pick up the first daylight geh after VE has ushered, taking into consideration that the prayer-set for that Geh must be complete in that geh. Some examples will illustrate:

Example-1: If VE is 5:15 pm local time on 20th March in Mumbai, and the sunset is 6:00 pm, then though it is Uzirehen geh, it will be very difficult to squeeze in kusti prayers plus the set of Khorshed-Meher Nyaishes in the 45 mins before sunset, hence do not pray anything on 20th. Instead wait till the Haavan of 21st and then pray the sets.

Example-2: If VE is 5:15 pm local time on 20th March in Mumbai, and the sunset is 6:40 pm, then the time available in Uzirehen geh is 85 mins, and many people will be able to complete the Uzirehen set. Hence the sequence will be Uzirehen on 20th, followed by Haavan and Rapithvan on 21st.

An additional adjustment is to be done for Avan month, but that will be shown below.

These are the timings of VE in some locations for year 2009.

USA – Los Angeles:   Mar 20, 4:44 am PDT

USA – New York:        Mar 20, 7:44 am. EDT

UK – London:              Mar 20, 11:44 am

India – Mumbai:          Mar 20,  5:14 pm IST (since local Mumbai time will be 4:34 pm)

NZ:                              Mar 21, 12:44 am New Zealand time (12 hrs ahead of GMT + 1 hr Daylight saving)

For other cities and countries not listed above, go to

http://www.timeandd ate.com/worldclo ck/astronomy. html?n=44

and then use the “Change Location” option.

Another helpful website it http://www.timeandd ate.com/worldclo ck/converter. html

and then to be more accurate, please make adjustments for the actual longitude of the city you are residing in, as shown in the Mumbai example above.

Use an almanac to find your city’s local time as opposed to your country’s national time.

Now for 2009, from the above chart:

If you are in Mumbai [Sunset is 6:50 pm, hence prayers start on 20th, continue on 21st]:

Pray Uzirehen geh prayers on 20th March

Pray Haavan geh prayers on 21st March,

Pray Rapithvan geh prayers on 21st March

If you are in London, UK (since VE is at 11:44 am, there is not enough time to start and finish the Haavan Geh on 20th, hence begin with Rapithvan on 20th, pray Uzirehen on 20th, and the Haavan is done 21st)

Pray Rapithvan geh prayers on 20th March,

Pray Uzirehen geh prayers on 20th March

Pray Haavan geh prayers on 21st March,

If you are in USA – Los Angeles: [ VE on Mar 20, 4:44 am PDT ]

Pray Haavan geh prayers on 20th March,

Pray Rapithvan geh prayers on 20th March,

Pray Uzirehen geh prayers on 20th March

If you are in USA – New York: [ VE on Mar 20, 7:44 am. EDT ]

Pray Haavan geh prayers on 20th March,

Pray Rapithvan geh prayers on 20th March,

Pray Uzirehen geh prayers on 20th March

If you are in New Zealand: [ VE on Mar 21, 12:44 am ]

Pray Haavan geh prayers on 21st March,

Pray Rapithvan geh prayers on 21st March,

Pray Uzirehen geh prayers on 21st March

The actual prayers are given below:

HAAVAN Geh :

The actual prayers are given below:

HAAVAN Geh :

Pray 3 times:
* Khorshed Nyaish – 3,
* Meher Nyaish – 1
* Vispa Humata – 1

RAPITHVAN Geh : (Since Avan Mahino will commence on March 17th ie. before Navroze, please recite Haavan Gah in Sraosh Baaj and also recite Haavan Gaah only and not Rapithwan Gaah).

Pray 2 times:
* Khorshed Nyaish – 3,
* Meher Nyaish – 1
* Vispa Humata – 1 (since Avan mahino has commenced and Rapithwan is replaced by Haavan)

UZIRAN geh:

Pray 1 time:
* Khorshed Nyaish – 3,
* Meher Nyaish – 1

SUMMARY

KhorshedN    MeherN    VispaH    Frequency

Haavan Geh 3                   1                1                3

Rapithvan Geh 3                   1               1 (*1)         2

Uziran Geh 3                    1                –                1

———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——–

(*1) – Vispa Humata prayed in Rapithwan since Avan mahino has commenced.

WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY NAVROZ


Courtesy : Havovi n Dorab Patel

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One thought on “Navroz Time and Prayers

  1. Sheida says:

    Hi,

    Why do you call it NavRoze ? it is Nourooz or Nowrouz the first part means new and the second part means day

    Please let me know why you call it Navrooze ?

    Best,

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