Today is Atash-nu Parab, Adar roj, Adar mah. It is an auspicious day for us because we believe in celebrating the Creation of Fire, Ahura Mazda’s Greatest Gift, on this day when the roj and the mah co-inside. If not a hearth Fire, at least a divo will be lighted in all Zarathushti homes today. Today is also Pak Iranshah’s Birthday. We thank Pak Iranshah for spiritually protecting our religion and community for more than the past twelve hundred and eighty-eight years! May Pak Iranshah continue to guide and protect us! May His Pav Mahal remain in tact for many more millennia to come! May He preserve our link with the Spiritual Fires, with Ahura Mazda and Asho Zarathushtra, and with Iran !
Being an important day to celebrate the creation of Fire, I would like to share with you what I have learnt about the following Holy Fires. These Fires are mentioned by many learned authors in several books. …..Just thought I’d share this information with all my friends on today’s auspicious day!
A question commonly arises in most Parsi homes – how to deal with old items of a religious nature which are no longer in a usable condition. These include old, torn Sudreh; worn out or broken Kustis; tattered Khordeh Avesta or prayer books or other religious literature; photographs or illustrations of the Prophet or other religious symbols usually (and unfortunately) printed on invitation or greeting cards; old metal Karasyas or vases consecrated for the Muktad ceremonies of relatives whose prayers have now been stopped. Another important, but totally ignored item includes the fruit peels or remains of consecrated fruit or eatables received as Chasni from various prayers and generally consigned to the dustbin.
Here you will find details including how to obtain Sorabji’s music scores, literary writings, recordings, news from The Sorabji Archive about upcoming performances and new editions, and a host of other information about this remarkable 20th century figure.
The legacy of Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (1892–1988) is vast. Composer, pianist and critic, Sorabji was born in 1892 in England, his father a Parsi engineer from Bombay and his mother apparently a soprano, was once thought to be Spanish-Sicilian but it has been discovered that she was English.
Sorabji was an enormously prolific composer, who completed over 100 works between 1915 and 1984, many for piano solo, some of enormous dimensions. Some were published between 1919 and 1931, but much of his music remains for the time being in manuscript only.