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7 Parsi & Irani Cafes in Mumbai

If you love Iranian/Parsi food, then you gotta watch this video, right now! Our team has curated the best 7 places in Mumbai where you can try out authentic Iranian and Parsi food, and at the same time, experience their culture and history! Mumbai is home to many legendary outlets that have been serving Iranian cuisine. Most of these outlets have vintage vibes, minimal decor, and history attached to it. It is a must-try for all Mumbaikars to check these places out, try out this delicious food and experience the vibes!

Here’s your checklist: 1) Jimmy Boy – Fort Mutton Gravy Cutlet – Rs 320/- 2) Kyani & Co. – Marine Lines Akuri Toast and Irani Chai – Rs 80/- 3) Britannia & Co – Ballard Estate Mutton Berry Pulao – Rs 870/- 4) Yazdani – Fort Brun Maska and Masa Puff – Rs 60/- 5) Cafe Military – Fort Beer – Rs 170/- 6) Sassanian – Dhobi Talao Chicken Dhansak and Rice – Rs 170/- 7) Ideal Corner – Fort Patrani Fish – Rs 200/- K Rustom & Co. – Churchgate Ice Cream Biscuits!

Digital Daily Prayers

This link contains audio recitals of our day-to-day prayers from the Khordeh Avesta and other Advanced Prayers, along with their PDF format in English/Gujrati.
It also contains the Entire NAVJOT CEREMONY PRAYERS with pauses for children to learn and recite alongwith.
All recordings have been done by Er. Keki Ravji
In case of any problems with opening / downloading these files, please feel free to MESSAGE/ WHATSAPP on 98339-68668 or Kaizad Aibara kaizad.aibara@gmail.com

Hamaaree deen Zarthoshti – Our Religion, Zarathushtri –

A Religious Gujarati Song

 

  1. mIno:9I getIm%a AavI, pygam prvr t8o lavI,
  2. Meenoeethee geteemaan aawee, paygaam parvar tanoh laawee,
  3. Coming from spiritual to this world, bringing the message of Ahura Mazda

   A=o jr9oSte felavI, hmarI dIn jr9oStI (3)

   Ashoh jarthosteh felaawee, hamaaree deen jarthostee (3)

   Righteous Zarathushtra propagated, our Religion, Zarathushtri (3)

jgtm%a ßeQ5 mna; je, hmarI dIn jr9oStI

Jagatmaahn shreshtha manaaee jeh, hamaaree deen jarthostee

Believed to be the best (for us) in the world, our Religion, Zarathushtri

  1. A=o: pr rca; je, sda scpr S9pa; je,

Ashoee pahr rachaaee jeh, sadaa sachpahr sthapaaee jeh,

It is based on Righteousness, established always on truthfulness,

jgtm%a ßeQ5 mna; je, hmarI dIn jr9oStI (3)

Jagatmaahn shreshtha manaaee jeh, hamaaree deen jarthostee (3)

Believed to be the best (for us) in the world, our Religion, Zarathushtri (3)

jgtm%a ßeQ5 mna; je, hmarI dIn jr9oStI

Jagatmaahn shreshtha manaaee jeh, hamaaree deen jarthostee

Believed to be the best (for us) in the world, our Religion, Zarathushtri

  1. fre+ta jena negheban, Am=aSp%do shu pasban,
  2. fareshtaah jehnaa negahebaan, amshaaspandoh sahu paasbaan,
  3. All the Angels are our Watchmen, all Ameshaaspands are our guardians,

mzdano puà Aat= mhan, hmarI dIn jr9oStI (3)

Mazdaanoh putra aatash mahaan, hamaaree deen jarthostee (3)

Aatash, the son of Ahuramazda, is great, our Religion, Zarathushtri (3)

jgtm%a ßeQ5 mna; je, hmarI dIn jr9oStI

Jagatmaahn shreshtha manaaee jeh, hamaaree deen jarthostee

Believed to be the best (for us) in the world, our Religion, Zarathushtri

  1. mn+nI nI `ubI NyarI, gv+nI AejmtI -arI,

Manashnee nee khubee nyaaree, gavashnee ejmatee bhaaree,

Manashnee’s special excellence is wonderful, Gawashnee’s magic is awesome,

kun+nI de jge yarI, hmarI dIn jr9oStI (3)

Kunashnee deh jageh yaaree, hamaaree deen jarthostee (3)

Kunashnee gives help in this world, our Religion, Zarathushtri (3)

jgtm%a ßeQ5 mna; je, hmarI dIn jr9oStI

Jagatmaahn shreshtha manaaee jeh, hamaaree deen jarthostee

Believed to be the best (for us) in the world, our Religion, Zarathushtri

(one extra verse from the original song not included in the attached song)

  1. pr=te= jenI gu8karI, sfX 9ay @%dgI sarI,

Parashtesh jehnee gunkaaree, safal thaay jeendagee saaree,

Its following is advantageous, will make your life successful.

de bNne jhanm%a yarI, hmarI dIn jr9oStI (3)

Deh banneh jahaanmaan yaaree, hamaaree deen jarthostee (3)

Will give help in both the worlds, our Religion, Zarathushtri (3)

jgtm%a ßeQ5 mna; je, hmarI dIn jr9oStI

Jagatmaahn shreshtha manaaee jeh, hamaaree deen jarthostee

Believed to be the best (for us) in the world, our Religion, Zarathushtri

                 (By Parsi Poet: Dara Printer, sung by the Marzban and Dara Mehta Brothers orchestra)

SPD Comments:

  1. Parsi Poet Dara Printer was well known among the Parsis in Mumbai. He also wrote the famoussongs: Maahtaab Sum Madhuro and Maaraa Bholaa dilnu, the twosongs sung by none other than Mukesh Bhaiyyaa.

  1. In the fourth verse of thesongabove, Dara Bhai has used Manashnee, Gavashnee and Kunashnee words to mean Humata, Hukhta and Hvarshta (Good Thoughts, Words and Deeds). However, Manashnee Gavashnee and Kunashnee as such mean only Thoughts, Words and Deeds. Dara Bhai has taken poetic license to use shorter form of these words instead of correct words: Hu-manashnee,

Hu-gavashnee and Hu-kunashnee, which are equivalent to Humata, Hukhta and Hvarshta.

  1. It is so sad that such beautiful Parsisongsare becoming a memory of the past. And not many of our young Zoroastrians are writing such wonderful songs in English. May be this is an appeal to them to revive our old Religious Monaajaats and songs in English.

May the Flame of Fellowship, Love, Charity and Respect for all burn ever eternal in our hearts so we can do HIS work with humility, diligence and eternal enthusiasm!

 

In HIS SERVICE 24/7!

Atha Jamyaat, Yatha Aafrinaamahi! (May it be so as we wish!)

Love and Tandoorasti, Soli Dastur

Mission Safeer gets Dadasaheb Phalke Award!

With a deep sense of pride and joy, we would like to inform you that Our Documentary..MISSION SAFEER  THIRTY SEVEN DAYS TO FREEDOM
has won the award for Honourable Jury Mention at Prestigious 9th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2019 which has a world wide participation.The response from the audience was overwhelming and they said they were not aware of this rescue operation.
We are grateful for your support and encouragement on this journey.
With HIS Blessings, we are continuing our endeavours to take this documentary all over India and Internationally.
Best wishes,Capt. V R Kekobad and Mr Hanif Modak.
https://missionsafeer.blogspot.com/


Anahita’s Law – a film by Oorvazi Irani

Excited to announce my next film
“Anahita’s Law”
Redefining the identity of women in the 21st century

Directed, Produced and Performed by Oorvazi Irani

Screenplay by Farrukh Dhondy

The short film is Releasing Online on Humaramovie on 3rd June 2019

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Twitter: www.twitter.com/Oorvazi

Instagram: www.instagram.com/oorvaziirani

Humbandagi booklet

 

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Some Parsee Humbandagis
By
Jamshed A. Modi

This is a small format, approximately 20-page booklet containing 5 short humbandagis (group prayers), originally in Gujarati, transcripted and translated into English by the author. On the left pages are the humbandagis transcribed in English script; and the right are the translations into English. Three of these humbandagis were composed by the late Parsee scholar-priest of the 20th century, Ervad Dr. Sir Jivanji Jamshedji Modi. The other two are by his co-religionist and contemporary, Firoj Batliwala. Jivanji used to recite them with his family, one every night at bedtime, before he passed on.
Chanting these humbandagis, especially in a group, is a very soul-stirring experience. It promotes bonding and fellowship in the group that chants them, and in the community at large. The author has produced this present booklet in English, hoping that many Parsee families and groups, in India and especially abroad, who are not comfortable in Gujarati may enjoy the experience themselves. It may take a little effort on their part, but the rewards will be well worth the effort. There are 5 audio files to go with the humbandagis, from which one can learn the pronunciations of the Gujarati words, and the correct chants as Jivanji Modi and Firoj Batliwala used to chant them.


 

Jamshed A. Modi

The author of the booklet “Some Parsee Humbandagis” is the son of late Ardeshir and Perinbanu Modi, and grandson of the late Sir Jivanji Modi. He is himself an Ervad, having done his Navar and Martab from the Vadi Dar-e-meher in Navsari. He did his B.Sc. in Physics-Mathematics from Gujarat University in 1955, and then proceeded to the USA to do a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, a Master’s in Industrial Engineering, both from Purdue University, and finally a PhD in Operations Research from North Carolina State University, with course work at Cornell University. He spent 19 years in the US, and has worked with IBM, Surface Combustion, General Foods and Research Triangle Institute. He returned to India in 1975, and has worked for Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Infotech, and has been a Professor of Operations Management in several reputed business schools in India. He is currently “retired”, and is a Reiki Specialist and Life-coach at Powai Hospital in Bombay.

 

Here are the audio renderings of the Humbandagis …

Khoda nee Yaad

Ahura Mazda nee Setayesh

Bakshesh

Asho Zarthost nee Yaad

Asho Faroharo  Nee Yaad


Mission Safeer wins Best Documentary-Jury Award and this historic evacuation features in The Limca Book Of Records 2019

We are proud to announce that our Documentary
” Mission Safeer ..Thirty seven Days to Freedom”has won the prestigious Best Documentary-Jury Award at the 6th International Film Festival at Noida 
Attached are the pictures of the award
We would like more people to view our documentary 
and share it with others and give comments 


https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/evacuation-of-722-indians-on-a-cargo-ship-enters-limca-records/articleshow/68420012.cms


Thank you!

Capt. Viraf Kekobad

Webinar to be hosted by Liz Bapasola – 21st March 2019

Hello,

I’m the daughter-in-law of Khursheed and Noshir Bapasola, Sam Bapasola’s wife, and a member of ZAPANJ. I’m the Founder, CEO, and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach for my new company, Liz Bapasola & Associates, LLC. It’s an executive and life coaching/consulting company, formally founded last October.

I would like to share this exciting and FREE webinar, occurring on Thursday, March 21st at 12pm, held online. It’s a webinar to celebrate the Persian New Year and coach participants on how to “Be Better Than Before.”

More details are here: www.lizbapasola.com/liz-bapasolas-events

Thank you for your consideration and support! I really appreciate it.

Best,

Liz

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