Zoroastrian Navjote ceremony, Bombay 1985

The Navjote (Zoroastrian investiture) ceremony of my sister and I, in Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1985. This is a particularly rare piece of footage as children of mixed parentage (our dad is a Parsi, an Indian Zoroastrian, and mum is from a Christian, Church of England background) are still not widely accepted into this proudly guarded, ancient religion of the Persian Empire by the vast majority of traditionalists. Progressive Dasturs, Zoroastrian priests, conducted the ceremony at our Aunt and Uncle’s penthouse in Nibbana, Pali Hill, on 28 December 1985. “Zoroastrianism is the oldest of the revealed world-religions, and it has probably had more influence on mankind, directly and indirectly, than any other single faith.” – Mary Boyce, Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1979, p. 1) You can read about the Navjote ceremony, and find out more about my religion at:  https://heritageinstitute.com/zoroastrianism/navjote/index.htm


Also check out the festivities and atmosphere at the Navjote function


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  • Beautiful photos. Beautiful family. God bless you all. Thank you for sharing.

  • Zoroastrianism is a universal religion. It preaches: universality Equality Freedom
    Inclusion Tolerance .Treat people with Respect & Dignity regardless of colour caste religion or creed. But Justice will be Universal

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