M Pallonji

“Aim of inclusion”

"In the last six years the Asha Vahishta dadgah in Poona has fulfilled the religious and spiritual needs of inter-married Parsis and other Zoroastrians… It is a place of worship and venue solely for Zoroastrian social and religious ceremonies such as navjotes, weddings, jashan, maachis, and the four-day obsequial funerary prayers for those who opt for burial or cremation, which non-Parsi family and friends can attend,” trustee Vispy Wadia stated. The place of worship has "fulfilled the main aim of inclusion by providing a truly dignified alternative to the Parsi/Irani Zoroastrian families who were (prevented from) entering other Zoroastrian religious......

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