Salgreh And Parab Celebrations At Lalbaug Agiary

Vada Dastur Khurshed Dastoor Performing Jasan

The M J Wadia Fire Temple at Lalbaug celebrated its salgreh on 28th February, 2017, amidst chowk, sagan, fragrant torans and flowers. Also commemorating Meher Mahino, Meher Roj, an Uziren geh jasan consisting of eleven mobeds was performed, followed by beautiful rendition by Jamshed Kotwal, invoking the blessings of Almighty. Chairman Trustee of the M J Wadia Agiary, Kersi Limathwalla welcomed all and spoke of Meher Mahino being a month of celebration. Kersi Limathwalla thanked the Structured Course Director, Er. Dr. Ramiyar Karanjia and the course’s participants for making it a success for the past nine years.

(L to R) Er. Ramiyar Karanjia, Trustee Kersi Limathwalla, Er. Darayesh Katrak, Vada Dastur Kurshed Dastoor, Trustee Shyam Wadia, Dara Mehta

Vada Dasturji of Udvada, Khurshed Dastoor enlightened the audience on how Meher Mahino, Meher Roj stands for balance, and quoting the Ahunavad Gatha, he informed, “Listen with your ears, see with your eyes wide open, think with your own mind, man-by-man for himself. Let us take a vow to stand up against the wrong, voice our views with discipline and logic and respect our religious scholars and Meher Yazad, being the Yazad of illumination, will light our path and bring peace, harmony and respect in our community.” Chief Speaker, Er. Darayesh Katrak, began his talk with a couplet from the Firdausi and spoke about how Mushkil-Aasaan Behram Yazad or Verethragnem always hears the prayers of His sincere devotee and blesses them in ten different forms. Enumerating various examples of how Behram Yazad helped righteous people, Er. Katrak stated, “Pray the Behram Yasht for 40 days, it has failed no man. If however, you don’t get the desired result, don’t ever give up your faith or your religion. Maybe the time is not right. Do not question the Will of the Creator!” He called upon the community to come in large numbers to the Dadysett Atash Behram for the jashan and then to the Behram Yazad Hall for the Humbandagi on every Behram Roj.

Er. Dr. Ramiyar Karanjia praising Meher Yazad for the balance that He helps us maintain in life and hoped that the New Year rings in happiness! Er. Karanjia received a thunderous applause when he announced ‘The Behram Yasht’ as the topic for the tenth course. Floral tributes were then offered to Vada Dasturji Khurshed Dastoor, Kersi Limathwalla, Er. Darayesh Katrak, Course Coordinator Roxane Desai and Er. Ramiyar Karanjia.

As the religious aspect of the function drew to an end, the entertainment took over with foot tapping music by Jamshed Kotwal followed by a play, ‘Mushkil Aasaan Behram Yazad’ by the students of Dadar Dharmagyan Class. The function concluded with a vote of thanks and dinner.

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