Nirang: Is it all bull?

Most Parsis recoil at drinking nirang, the consecrated urine of a bull, during the ritual bath before a marriage or navjote. Some priests look the other way when a child or a bride pretends to have swallowed it; however, a few stern ones insist on certifying its mandatory consumption. Merely brushing ones lips with the vessel is deemed noncompliance; a few drops must be drunk. Added to the nirang is bhashma or sacred ash from a first grade holy fire, followed by the munching of a couple of pomegranate leaves. Not exactly as tasty as avocado. Though, like caviar, it......

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Are such bull available?? is nirang made with utmost accuracy of requirement??
- Sunnu Golwalla
- 10-Aug-2022