Agiary reconsecrated

When a security guard was caught allegedly stealing from the donation box at the Ghari Khata Agiary (as the Seth Dossabhoy Merwanji Wadia Dar-e-Meher in Karachi is popularly known) "a vendidad and jashan were held to consecrate the Agiary again,” noted a communiqué from Byram Avari, chairman of the Karachi Parsi Anjuman Trust Fund (KPATF), dated December 18, 2022. The guard could enter the sacred precincts because "the key to the Agiary hangs on a hook” for the convenience of devotees. "Zoroastrians have been visiting the Agiary at odd hours of the night. The KPATF board, at a meeting held......

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Felt so sad to read this as Byram is no more with us. He cared deeply for the community and had leadership to carry out numerous beneficial projects and steps to protect and benefit the community. Personally I think he is irreplaceable. May Ahura Mazda grant him Garothman Behest!
- Sunnu Golwalla
- 25-Jan-2023