Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Avan Mah, Avan Roz today on Wed, 26 March 2008

From: Tehemton B. Adenwalla
Date: Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 8:23 AM
Subject: Avan Mah, Avan Roz today on Wed, 26 March 2008
To: TZML <>

Baname Khuda!

Dear Zarathushti humdins,

today is Avan roj of Avan mahino in the year of YZ 1377.
The secular date is Wed 26-Mar-2008


Zarathushtis in Mumbai and elsewhere will go to their nearby ocean,
sea, river, lake or well to offer their prayers to Avan Ardvisur

Avan Banoo is the Yazad Who looks after the waters of the world.

Hence it is our duty not to defile this wonderful gift from Ahura Mazda.

Zarathushtis will gather in the morning at Charni Road, Mumbai and
there will be some Parsis selling dal-ni-pori, sakaar, nariel
(coconut), etc which Parsis offer to Avan Banoo. Of course, these are
done in a small quantities.

There will be devotees at the Bhikha Behram well at Churchgate too -
from morning to evening.

At evening there will be a customary semi-open jashan at the Radio
Club at Apollo Bunder, Colaba. Some Zarathushtis say jashans should
not be held in open with non-Zoroastrians able to witness it. After
the jashan there will be some educative talks, and then cultural/Parsi
songs sung by enthusiastic members of our community. Do go and support

Fellow Zarathushtis, do go and enjoy the day near the sea. Prayers for
Avan Banoo however have to be finished before sunset / Ujirehen geh,
since it is not correct religiously speaking to offer prayers to Aban
Banoo when it becomes dark.

Wishing the best for the day and wishing that Avan Ardvisur Banoo
grants your righteous desires and aspirations.

Tehemton B. Adenwalla
(encl photos)