Thane’s 250-year-old Parsi temple to get revamped
Nearly 250-year-old Cawasji Patell Agiary (Parsi’s fire temple) is set to get facelift with the help of Thane’s Parsi Zoroastrian Anjuman Trust.
The agiary was constructed by Cawasji Patell, who was the first Parsi to live in Thane. He was also appointed as Patel of Thane in the 18th century. However, his descendants no longer live in Thane but have moved to Mumbai city.
The agiary is situated near Tembhi Naka. On the occasion of Parsi New Year, on Tuesday, August 18, people from the community flocked to the temple. “We prepare sev and daal rice in the morning along with fish patiyo and then visit the temple. There is no particular time set to offer prayers during New Year,” said Persis Kamakhan, who lives in one of the Parsi buildings in Tembhi Naka.
On the auspicious occasion, Parvez Bhesania of the trust, said, “Presently, 560 members are associated with our trust out of the overall 9,200 Parsi population in Thane. Apart from our trust, there are two others called Thane Agiary Fund and Thane Zorastrian Charity Fund too.”