Nagpur’s Glorious Dar-e-Mehr – A Brief History

Adil J. Govadia  The grand scale and proportion of a majestic edifice remains unmatched in its magnificence and religious stateliness Seth Mancherji Bomanji Panthaky, Seth Faramji R. Desai and Seth Jehangirji Bomanji Mistry were the first known Parsis to have travelled by road to the Nagpur vicinity from Navsari, under extremely dangerous and life-threatening conditions. […]

Nagpur Parsi Gymkhana Lifts 35TH Jiji Irani Challenge Cup Cricket Tournament

The pentangular ‘Jiji Irani Challenge Cup Cricket Tournament’, hosted by Surat’s Zoroastrian Club, from 12th -16th November, 2023, comprised cricket teams participating from Surat, Nagpur, Secunderabad, Kolkata and Jamshedpur. After 5 days of enthralling cricket, Nagpur Parsi Gymkhana clinched the coveted cup, defeating Surat in second place (based on run rate). The inaugural function was […]

Navjote Ceremony Of Child With Non-Parsi Father And Parsi Mother In Nagpur Sparks Controversy

The announcement of a Navjote ceremony of a child born to a non-Parsi (Hindu) father and Parsi mother in Nagpur, has sparked a heated controversy within the community. The Navjote which is scheduled for 14th November, 2023, has garnered staunch resistance from Nagpur’s Parsi Anjuman and other orthodox community members, as well as from the […]

COVID Deaths In The Community

At least 178 community members have passed away since onset of the coronavirus pandemic (March 2020) in India. Parsiana compiled the death statistics from 11 major Indian locations where significant Parsi populations exist. 105 deaths have been registered in Bombay, obtained from Worli Prayer Hall, where a large number of Covid-19 victims are cremated, though […]

Nagpur Parsis Celebrate Navroze And Khordad Sal

Nagpur’s Zoroastrians brought in Navroze on an auspicious note with a jasan, led by Panthaki Er. Percy Panthaki and performed by eleven mobeds at Hirabai Nossherwanji M. Mulla Daremehe. In addition to numerous members of the community, the jasan was attended by President, Nagpur Parsi Panchayet, Aspi Bapuna; Vice-President, Navroze Daver; Secretary, Shiraz Gimi and Managing […]