- Very big for the Navjote, Wedding ceremonies.
- Small one for Birthdays etc. at home.
What SES contains :
Ses is made of Silver or German Silver it can be plain or decorative and contains a Big or Small Khumchi/khumcho Soparo, Gulabas, Kankoo dani,
Wash, polish (if required) and wipe clean.
What you put in:
- Soparo …open and put in few grains of rice, 3-5 batasa (optional)
- Gulabas ….open and put in rose water
- Kankoo dani…open and put in little kankoo and with rose water make a paste to do teeli (you many also put in a matchstick if u wish)
- In the Khumchi/Khumcha put in Soparo, Gulabas,Kankoodani,
- 3-5 Paan, Full Badam, Kharek, Sakar, Sopari .
- 3-5 Batasa (optional)
- Small bowl of sweet curd
- New cleaned COCONUT.
- One Silver coin Laxmi/Jarthost etc. (optional)
- Silver fish if you have (optional)
- One handkerchief/ tissues to wipe your hands of kankoo.
- Garland for the SES
- Garland/garlands for who are doing sagan/teeli
- For a girl/Bride put bangles on the sopara.
Also refer http://www.ahuramazda.com/ses_.htm
Courtesy : Thrity Tantra (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Significance of each item we keep in Sagan ni SES
Here is an explanation of the significance of the Ses.
It plays an important role on auspicious occasions, and contains items of ritual importance:
Soparo (Silver Cone)
The symbolic mountain of sweetness from which descend good spirits and fravashis. As mentioned in a post above, in Iran, the traditional one is indeed made of solid rock-sugar and is traditionally wrapped in green paper. Incidentally the little bird on top (of many Soparos) is symbolic of the fravashis.
Golabdan (Rosewater Sprinkler)
The container for happiness.
Pigani (Container for Holiness)
Sakar (Sugar Crystals)
Grains of Rice
Sopari (Betel Nut)
Badam (Unshelled Almonds)
Kharak (Dried Dates)
Garland of Flowers
All “Spenta” qualities that should mark a happy occasion.
The above information is from Zoroastrianism; An Ethnic Perspective by Khojeste Mistree. An excellent primer on the religion and culture of Zoroastrians.