Date: Dec 7, 2007 5:47 AM
Subject: Salgrehs on Behram roj, Tir mah, YZ 1377 ( Fri, 7 Dec 2007)
To: TZML <TraditionalZarathushtris@yahoogroups.com>
Dear Zarathushti humdins,
today is the Behram roj of Tir Mah. The year is YZ 1377, and the
secular date is 7 Dec 2007.
Behram Yazad, the Lord of Victory!
What a wonderful Protector we have in Behram Yazad, who is indeed
Some Zarathushtis would have headed towards Udvada today to pay homage
to Iranshah, and some of them do it devotedly and religiously every
month. What dedication, what affection for the religion, and what a
commitment to Ahura Mazda and His putra (son) Adar Yazad!
Today on Behram roj is also the Salgreh of these Agiaries:
1. The Seth Behramji Cowasji Batliwalla Agiary, Tardeo, Mumbai
This Adaran was consecrated in the year YZ 1234 (AD 10 Jan 1865) and
is 142 years old.
2. The Bodhan Anjuman Daremeher, Bodhan, Gujarat
Our member Mr. Khushroo A. Pastakia mentions that the Atash Padshah
Saheb there was shifted from Bodhan to the Bagee Padshah Adarian at
Sayadpura in Surat.
Is it right to conclude then that the Padshah Saheb is still with us,
although in different location and building and that the consecrated
Fire did not die out.
Hence is it correct to say that the Atash's Salgreh is still today on
Behram roj, because in my humble understanding the consecrated date
does not change when the Atash is re-housed somewhere, or does it? I
would believe that the consecrated date (and hence the Salgreh day)
remains the same always, unless a Fire is re-consecrated when it is
Isnt it like the birthday of a human being. He/she is born on a
particular roj and mah, and that is his/her birthday (salgreh),
irrespective of where the person moves to.
We had this discussion before too for other Atashes which have been
relocated, examples of the Billimoria and the Tavdi agiaries come to
We would really appreciate if someone knowledgable offer their opinion
on this topic.
Thank you Mr. Pastakia for sharing the information with us, but you
appreciate why we are still including this Atash Padshah in the
Salgreh list for today Behram roj.
On another note, devotees who attend the Salgreh ceremonies like
jashans or lectures etc held today, or of their visit to Iranshah, may
send us a report if they wish to.
Tehemton B. Adenwalla