Martab in Mississauga

The first youngster from his generation in Canada to be ordained as a martab on December 23, 2017, 14-year-old Ervad Nekzad Illava performed his maiden boi ceremony in the Ushahin gah at the Bai Motlibai Wadia Agiary in Bombay’s Malcolm Baug where he underwent the final paces of the ritual. It was the same Agiary where he had earlier been navjoted and initiated as a navar.      Ervad Nekzad Illava: promising priest   "The martab training took a lot more time, hard work and dedication than the navar training. I had to spend more time reading and memorizing the prayers,” Nekzad responded to......

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