Acceptance / Conversion Allowed in Zoroastrianism
(Learned Religious Act of Vada Dasturji Jamaspasa)
The very learned, respected, religious & pious late Vada Dasturji Kaikhushroo Jamaspasa (Grandfather of the current Vada Dasturji K. M. Jamaspasa) of the Anjuman Atash Behram had converted a French lady (Suzanne) from Christianity to Zoroastrianism by performing her Navjote & had also solemnized her marriage with Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (parents of JRD Tata), as per the Zoroastrian rites in 1903.
Please note that the navjote ceremony for conversion of the French lady to Zoroastrianism was carried out not by any ordinary common priest BUT was performed by the Vada Dasturji Jamaspasa himself. This great Vada Dasturji is our current Vada Dasturji’s own grandfather. He was forthright, acted as per our scriptures & “Practiced what he Preached” and never succumbed to the undue pressure from the Talibans of our community. da Dasturji Jamaspasa’s own grandfather.
The late Vada Dasturji Kaikhushroo Jamaspasa was a highly learned, religious & pious High Priest. This late noble Dasturji had done the right thing, as mentioned in our scriptures and had never cowed down to the pressure from the so-called orthodox. We salute him for taking a bold, fearless & right step. Earnestly wish if the current High Priests could take such a courageous stand, as mentioned in our holy scriptures.
Attached is the text letter addressed to the BPP by Vada Dasturji Kaikhusroo Jamaspasa, wherein he clearly states that “there is no bar in our religion, to accept non-Zoroastrian converts”. It was also published in Jame Jamshed & Mumbai Samachar some years back.
This letter was written to the BPP in 1903, that is cool 107 years back, and till date no one, either from the BPP or from the orthodox have been able to prove from our scriptures, that what Vada Dasturji Jamaspasa mentioned & stated in his letter was not correct.
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