Reviving mobedi

With the current reluctance to join the priesthood, should emphasis shift from rituals to ministering?
Dr Jamshed A. Modi

Today fewer athornan parents are inclined to put their sons through the navar and maratab training which is required for the priesthood. And few of those who complete the training actually take up the vocation. As a result, the community’s institutions for training athornan boys have hardly any enrolments every year. According to your editorial, "Significant at 60?” (Parsiana, November 7-20, 2023), a report by the Athornan Mandal noted: "This vocation is on the downslide since many years, with fewer and fewer numbers entering it… Only one student had enrolled in the Athornan Madressa (at Dadar) during the year, bringing......

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