IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – RUSTOMFRAMNA AGIARY

We, the Trustees of the R N Rustomframna Agiary, Dadar would like to inform all our esteemed Patrons that considering the current situation prevailing in our city on account of the Covid-19 pandemic, and in compliance with the rules laid down by the government, only Priests are permitted to enter places of worship. Hence, we have decided that whilst all the usual ceremonies connected with the Muktads will be performed in memory of the Asho Farohars, we regret to inform you that Family Members will NOT be allowed entry into the Agiary for attending any of the ceremonies.

This decision has been taken with the intent of not only complying with government directives, but also reducing the possibility of Family Members, Mobeds and our Staff contracting this dreaded virus.

We Trustees definitely understand the emotional distress that Family Members will experience, but, hope that it will be appreciated that the Agiary has to be administered in compliance with the rules laid down by the government.

Trustees assure Patrons that all ceremonies will be performed, as have been done over the years, in letter and in spirit.

General Information:

1. For the First year Muktads, separate tables will be provided for all prayers. Charges for prayers will be Rs.25,000 (compared to Rs.33,000 last year).

2. For the Second year onwards, prayers will be done by 1 Mobed for 3 different Families. (3 vases of 3 different Families on one table only). Charges for these prayers will be Rs.15,000 per family.

3. If you wish to keep the Vase of your other family members, then it will be kept on the Anjuman table for 10 days and the charges for that will be Rs.1650 per Vase.

4. Considering the present situation no flowers from Family Members will be accepted. The Agiary will place and replace flowers in the Vases.

5. Chasni will not be given for this year.

6. Ashodads for Mobeds and Staff as well as sukhad batti money for the 10 days should be handed over at the time of depositing the Vases on Sunday, August 2nd 2020. Jashan ashodad for Mobeds and Parsi Staff combined @Rs.1750 per Jashan will be collected at the time of receiving the Vases on Sunday, August 2nd 2020.

Muktads will be performed by our regular Mobeds, along with the support of our existing Parsi and Non Parsi Staff. Outside personnel will not be retained this year.

We request each one of you to please understand and cooperate with us during these testing times.

With the blessing of Lord Ahura Mazda on mankind, may this pandemic end soon and we then look forward to seeing you all back in our Agiary.

Thank you.

Stay Safe & Stay Healthy!!!

On behalf of the Trustees of the R N Rustomframna Agiary

Nasha R. Jassawalla
Chairman & Managing Trustee

6 comments

  • Muktad will be performed with the support of Non,-parsi staff? Please explain this. Thanks

    • Dinshaw K. Tamboly

      The non Parsi staff referred to are our watchmen, Gardener’s and individuals who have been washing the diva batti glasses every day over the many decades.

  • The whole muktad ceremony should be shifted to other Agiary or Ateshbehram from this Agiary by the individual devotees where they are open to serve the community in service to Padshah saheb. The Charges are higher without chasni for 10days and let other Agiary earn their quota of share who are open. So awake devotees not to get squashed by their demands as today situation are alarming and many more income rotation situations for last 3 mths are just hand to mouth and savings are draining like anything. It’s better to have simple muktad this year and can be done at home also.

  • Kindly inform by when is the Agiary likely to open from for daily prayers by parsi community members.

  • It would be wise enough to forward the names at our Iran Shah,Udwada where all rites will be performed.l

  • The whole muktad ceremony should be shifted to other Agiary or Ateshbehram from this Agiary by the individual devotees where they are open to serve the community in service to Padshah saheb. The Charges are higher without chasni for 10days and let other Agiary earn their quota of share who are open. So awake devotees not to get squashed by their demands as today situation are alarming and many more income rotation situations for last 3 mths are just hand to mouth and savings are draining like anything. It’s better to have simple muktad this year and can be done at home also.

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