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A navar in Navsari

On May 27, 1964, when Jawaharlal Nehru breathed his last, a procession wound its way to Navsari’s Seervai Vad from the most ancient agiary in India, the Vadi Daremeher, in Dastur Vad. As the priests dodged fresh cow dung, the few juddins respectfully stood aside to let the old mobeds pass, casting curious glances at a child mobed sandwiched between the older ones, wrapped in a shawl much larger than his puny shoulders, carrying a miniature bull headed mace called gurz, to be found on the walls of our fire temples. The mace had been used with great effect by......

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