Humbandagi during Gathas

Dear Zarathusties,

As in the past, the families in New Orleans (USA) will get together during the five gatha days of Muktad. As you know, this year (2009) the five gatha days fall on August 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th. We assemble at a zarathusti home around 7:00 p.m. (C.D.T.) and then start our Hum – bundagi prayers at 7:15 p.m. (C.D.T.) sharp. These prayers are the ones which are recited in agiaries (especially the Rustam Faramna Agiary in Dadar) and Atash-Behrams in Mumbai and elsewhere. Each family brings flowers in a vase and we set up the table in remembrance of the departed souls.

We urge other Zarthustries who cannot make it to our Hum-bundagi in New Orleans, being in other cities, or states, or even outside the country, to join us in the prayers at the said time on those five days. I will first read the translation of the Muktad prayers in English and then following that, everybody will join me in the prayers. I have included the translation and the prayers so we all can pray together.
Thank you very much and may Ahura Mazda bless us all!

– Rohinton K. Tarapore (New Orleans, USA)
(email: rktarapore@cox. net)
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Humbandagi during Gathas

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