The milk of the coconut

The bicentennial salgirah of N. C. Narielvala Agiary was an occasion for reflection and felicitation
Text: Farrokh Jijina Photos: Jasmine D. Driver

From the coconut groves of Mahim and Malabar, to the N. C. Narielvala Agiary in the heart of the Parsi stronghold of Dadar, lies a 200-year-old journey. The fifth oldest agiary in Bombay, Narielvala was built through the perseverance of  Cowasji Rustom Patel and his two sons, Navroji and Pestonji, narrated Adi Engineer, a descendant of the family and seniormost trustee. Engineer was addressing a gathering of about 220 invited attendees in the main hall with a spillover on the verandah that fronts the fire temple on April 15, 2022, roz Ardibehesht, mah Adar. The occasion was the institution entering......

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