ZAWA CELEBRATES PAITISHAHEM GAHAMBAR
On 14 February 2009 (Valentine's Day), ZAWA celebrated the 'Paitishahem Gahambar'. A Jashan Ceremony was organised by the ZAWA Committee, performed by Ervad Aspi Madan and was attended by quite a few members of the community, despite it being Valentine's Day. Kids and adults took great interest.
After the Jashan Ceremony, a 'Humbandagi' (Group Prayer) was held and also a one minute silence paying homage to the victims of the recent Victorian fires.
Chairman Pervez, then gave a short talk on the 'Paitishahem Gahambar', after which individuals and families payed their respects to the holy fire.
Together with the 'Chashni', everyone was asked to bring a plate, which served as a community dinner after the prayers.
Ervad Aspi lights the Afargan
The youth watch (and listen) with interest
The audience in panorama
A moment in the Jashan ceremony
Aspi prays on
A minute of silence in memory of the victims of the 2009 Victorian fires
Pervez explains the meaning of the Paitishahem Gahambar
Zoroastrians pay their respects to the fire
Individuals and families
In their own special way