Respect to rituals

As compared to the traditional mode of festivities among Zarathushtis in India where the wedding/navjote ceremonies start with the organization of a ses, a nahn and the sipping of taro, and end with lagan nu bhonu, how does the overseas community observe these auspicious events? "Every effort is made to follow all the traditions, at times even going above and beyond the ceremonies done in India nowadays,” conveyed one of the 19 respondents who answered our Parsiana questionnaire (see "Flavor and fervor of festivities,” pg 24). Since many attendees come on time to witness the ceremony, the significance of the......

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