Religious classes in Mumbai: by Marzban Giara

Religious classes for children are held once a week at the following places in Mumbai:

  1. Ervad Dr. Ramiyar Karanjia conducts religious classes for children between 5 to 12 years at The J. B. Vachha School Dadar every Friday evening at 6 p.m.
  2. Ervad Cyrus Sidhwa conducts religious classes at Rustom Baug every Sunday morning for children.
  3. Religious classes are held at Cusrow Baug as also at Nowroze Baug for children once a week.
  4. Zoroastrian Studies conducts religious classes for children at B. J. P.C. Institution, Girton School, Alexandra School, Bai R. F. D. Panday School and A. F. Petit School.
  5. Mrs. Rati P. Peer conducts classes for children at Sir J.J. and Bengalee Schools.

Classes for adults:

  1. Ervad K. N. Dastoor speaks at Bharda School once a month.
  2. Adi Doctor speaks at Sir J.J. School on the first Friday of every month and at J. B. Vacchha school once a month.
  3. Dadar Jashan Trust organises a jashan and religious lecture at Rustom Framna Agiary at Dadar every Behram Roz for nearly 65 years..
  4. Karani Agiary at Cusrow Baug organises jashan and religious lecture on every Hormuzd roz and Behram roz.
  5. Youths Own Union - religious lecture on the last Tuesday of each month at Bharda School.
  6. Rahnumae Mazdayasnan Sabha - lecture usually on two Wednesdays of each month.
  7. Zoroastrian Studies organises classes at Bengalee School near Churchgate station.
  8. Ervad Jal Kutar - religious class at Rustom Baug on Friday evenings.
  9. Zartoshty Brothers Fund organise lectures at various colonies and baugs in Mumbai regularly.
  10. Dini Awaz Committee organises lecture at Mehlla Patel Agiary, Grant Road regularly.
  11. Zoroastrian College organises lectures at Khareghat Colony and at Bharda School regularly.
  12. Ervad Dr. Rooyintan Peer speaks on the Shah Nameh at the K. R. Cama Oriental Institute usually on the first Wednesday of each month.
  13. Pundole group organises religious lectures regularly at various agiaries.
  14. Mr. Pervez Katrak speaks at Zoroastrian Colony, Tardeo once a month.

We Parsis in Mumbai are indeed privileged to have so many opportunities to learn about our religion. Besides we have in most Parsi colonies, libraries which we can use to read books in English and Gujarati suitable for all ages.

If I have inadvertently left out any names I hope to be excused. Those who are in the know can add to the above list.

Let us spread the good word to our friends and relatives. Let us thank all the speakers (many of them are members of TZML) for the good work they have been doing for several decades and the Jam-e-Jamshed and Bombay Samachar for carrying the announcements for information of the Parsi community week after week free of charge.

Marzban Giara


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