Varasyaji Varzavand is consecrated


Roj Jamyad Mah Bahman, 1379 Yz.

In my earlier post I had informed readers about the sad demise of Shah Behram – the Bhagarsath Anjuman’s Varasyaji in Mumbai and the significance and importance of this majestic religious instrument in our religion. In the same post I had also noted that the Bhagarsath Anjuman had kept a spare white bull to be consecrated as and when the need arose. After the death of Shah Behram, the spare bull, called Varzavand, was expected to be duly consecrated as the spiritual heir to Shah Behram.

Unfortunately, the spare bull developed a skin infection which resulted in some fungus forming on its body. The fungus had the appearance of a black patch. Although leading veterinary doctors were consulted and they opined that the patch would disappear in due course, as a matter of abundant caution, the elders of the Bhagarsath in Mumbai decided to look for another bull which they could initiate.

Thanks to the efforts of Ervad Asphandiar Dadachanji and his son Hormuz and other volunteers, a suitable bull was located at Amalner, near Jalgaon about 375 kms from Mumbai. This pure white bull had been kept by a butcher. When he was approached he agreed to give up the bull without taking any money, only requesting for another bull in exchange. Accordingly, another bull was obtained from a Parsi farmer living nearby and the young new bull was transported by Ervad Dadachanji in his station wagon to Mumbai, driving non-stop through the night.

………  Click here to read all about : “The ceremony to consecrate a new Varasyaji is spread over 6 days and is complicated and involves a lot of attention to detail and close supervision……………”.

Courtesy : Ervad Marzban J. Hathiram

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