Tempest over temple

The community celebrations on the inauguration of the Ram Mandir drew commendation and flak
Farrokh Jijina

The inauguration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on January 22, 2024 was welcomed by many community institutions and individuals. The dissidents dwelt mainly on the appropriateness of community fire temples commemorating the event by performing khushali na jashans (joyous thanksgiving prayers) for a non-Parsi event. But historically the community has celebrated landmark national events with prayers. At least five fire temples held jashans and offered maachis to mark the installation of the idol of Ram Lalla or Balak Ram (infant rendition of Ram). The place of worship has been built at an estimated cost of Rs 1,800 crore (USD 217......

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Kudos to everyone who participated in the inauguration of the Ayodhya Temple. As a Zoroastrian I wish that one day we also be able to reinstall our Fire Temples in our Motherland which had the same fate as Ayodhya.
- 11-Feb-2024