Monthly Archives: June 2012

Sanjan – Fire, water and a holy calm

At Nargol in south Gujarat, where the Zoroastrians first set foot in India, I found a cluster of whitewashed walls enclosing beautiful heritage homes, mostly manned by caretakers. After a leisurely walk along its quiet lanes, I stumbled upon four kilometres of virgin beach with endless casuarinas swaying in the gentle breeze. And as I left my footprints on the white sands, it was easy to imagine that this beach is almost unaware of its own existence.

At Sanjan, there is no trace of the original fire temple, nor are there any quaint Parsi homes. There is only a commemorative pillar that was built a century ago, to mark the place of arrival of the Parsis in India.

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Zoroastrian Club sports hall inaugurated in Hyderabad

The Zoroastrian Club’s renovated indoor sports hall was inaugurated by Katherine S. Dhanani, Hyderabad Consul General of the USA on Thursday.

Apart from a badminton court, the facility also accommodates sections for table tennis and indoor sports such as carrom. “The flooring for the badminton court has been relaid,” said Rohinton Jal Noria, the club’s President.

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Atashkadeh in North America

Atashkadeh in North America – Paper published by North American Mobeds Council (May 2012)

At the request of many FEZANA Associations, NAMC have been working on a paper: Atashkadeh in North America – which gives guidelines for constructing an Atashkadeh (Dar-e-Maher, Agiary, etc.) in North America. NAMC have spent a number of hours with the help of a number of NAMC Mobeds and with the guidance from a number of Dasturjis and Scholars to come up with a Paper for this very important subject for all of us in North America.


On behalf of our esteemed President Ervad Kobad Zarolia and all his NAMC Executives, it is our distinct pleasure to share this attached paper with you all! We hope that this paper will be a good guideline to all of us in North America for our existing as well as future Atashkadehs.


We will be very much interested in getting your thoughts and feedback on this paper.


May the Flame of Fellowship, Love, Charity and Tolerance burn ever eternal in our hearts so we can do HIS work with with humility, tolerance, diligence and eternal enthusiasm!

Atha Jamyaat, Yatha Aafrinaamahi! (May it be so as we wish!)


On Behalf of the entire NAMC Mobeds,

Love and Tandoorasti, Soli

Atashkadeh Final – May 2012