Date: Jan 6, 2008 7:06 AM
Subject: Salgreh of the Dasturji Kookadaru Adarian at Sanjan today on
Behram roj, Amardad mah, YZ 1377 ( Sun, 6 January 2007)
To: TZML <TraditionalZarathushtris@yahoogroups.com>
BEHRAM YAZAD PIROJGAR DUSHMAN-ZADAR!
Dear Zarathushti humdins,
today is Behram roj of Amardad mah in the year YZ 1377. ( Sunday,
6th January 2008).
It happens to be the Salgreh of the Dasturji Kookadaru Adarian at
This Daremeher was consecrated in the year YZ 1360 ( AD 1990) and is
thus 17 years old, using the YZ 1377 - YZ 1360 dates.
Strangely, if the consecration date is AD 1990 as per Mr. Giara's
book's 1st edition on page 126, it becomes 18 years old.
Will Mr. Giara or someone else please clarify this discrepancy.
Whatever be the case, it makes it one of the youngest Adrians in the community.
Quoting from Mr Giara's book: "This Daremeher was consecrated in
memory of Dasturji Kookadaroo, a saintly pious Dastoor well known
amongst the Parsi community for having performed miracles."
About the Adarian it says "Unique features: The base of the afarganyu
is a tripod. Two sacred winged bulls Sarosh Yazad Saheb bull and
Burges Yazad Saheb bull adorn the main gate." [ Burges = Burjish ]
We pray that, where possible, more and more Parsis take up residence
in the towns of Sanjan, Udvada, Pardi, Valsad, Navsari,Surat, Bharuch,
etc and thereby look after the properties of our community by taking
an interest in its welfare.
Tehemton B. Adenwalla