Temple thoughts

Parsis squabbling over internal matters is not surprising. Be it religious rituals, Parsi politics, intercommunity marriages or baug battles, it’s never a dull day in the life of a Parsi. This, however, is the first time that the mercury spilled out of the community’s thermometer because of some other faith’s place of worship. As it always happens when tempers flare, the first casualty is nuance. The fracas started with Dastur Khurshed Dastoor, high priest of Udvada Iranshah sharing his photograph against the backdrop of the newly constructed (and not yet fully-finished) Ram Mandir at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. The community was......

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