Igatpuri Fire Temple Celebrates 129 years

01The Salgreh Jashan begins copyOn 18th May, 2016, Igatpuri Zarthosti Anjuman Agiary celebrated its 129th Salgreh with over 50 devotees coming in from Mumbai, Surat, Deolali, Nasik and other neighboring cities. A morning Jasan was performed by Panthaky of Igatpuri agiary, Er. Tehmtan Bhikaji Karanjia, Panthaky of Kapawalla Agiary, Er. Jamshed Dinshawji Bhesadia, Er. Pervez Ankleshwaria and Panthaky of Mazgaon Anjuman Batliwalla Agiary, Er. Ratan Ankleshwaria. A two-minute silence was observed for late Er. Daraius Karanjia, who passed away due to cancer, last year. In his memory, his father Panthaky, Er. Tehmtan Karanjia continues with the celebrations of the salgreh each year.

05 The Zarthostis smile for PT snap copySpeaking with Parsi Times, Er. Tehmtan Karanjia said, “Daraius was instrumental in maintaining the Igatpuri Agiary which now depends on donations”. The Zarthostis present were served Mama cakes and refreshments provided by Dindaar Irani of Mumbai and Jimmy Irani of Igatpuri. After a sumptuous veg gambhar, the devotees parted, singing praises for Panthaki Er. Tehmtan Karanjia and his family, for having successfully arranged this Salgreh celebration.

For Donations towards the upkeep of the Igatpuri Agiary, contact: Er. Tehmtan Karanjia- +91-9619125442, Nilufer Dalal- +91-9920592496 .

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