Hum Bandagi (communal prayer) and Bui (offerings to sacred fire) ceremonies

Zoroastrian Association of California

NAMC Institute of Zoroastrian Studies – Lecture Series

Sunday, November 14, 2021,  at 2 pm Eastern Time,11 am Pacific Time, 7 pm London time, India time: Sunday night/Monday morning 12:30 am

Topic: Hum Bandagi (communal prayer) and Bui (offerings to sacred fire) ceremonies

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Meeting ID: 824 3218 1448 Passcode: NAMCIZS

Participate in a unique Zoroastrian Hum Bandagi (communal prayer) over Zoom led by our renowned Mobed Zarrir Bhandara. Understand why the potency of Prayers multiplies when said in a communal setting. Next, learn the significance of the Bui ceremony. Explore how and when prayers and Machis are offered to various grades of consecrated fires. Also, know how Mobeds tend the sacred fires 24/7 to keep them perpetually burning.

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Presenter: Ervad Zarrir Bhandara

The American Red Cross has felicitated Ervad Zarrir Bhandara for saving over 1,400 lives by his more than 480 blood, plasma, and platelets donations. He is a devout vegetarian and internationally recognized 5th-degree Karate Black Belt. He is the recipient of the prestigious “Best Student Award” presented by the Vice-Chancellor of Bombay University for the 4 years post-graduate Advanced Priestly Training course conducted by Athravan Educational Trust under Dasturji Dr. Firoze M. Kotwal. He has volunteered his services for the religious and spiritual needs of Zoroastrians throughout North America, has led prayers, and given lectures on Zoroastrianism worldwide for the past 49 years.

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