It was an evening, that many of us will remember for a long time. It was an evening when not one or two, but four of our children were initiated into the Zoroastrian religion together at one time, with the priests performing their Navjote ceremony, in the presence of a crowd of over 200 people including friends and family.
The Navjote was performed by four priests, who took the children through the ritual bathing ceremony, made them wear their first Sudreh and Kusti, and blessed them as they said their prayers out aloud, formally for the first time in their lives as Zoroastrians.
The four children – Hoshang & Jennifer, Kainaz & Bahram – are cousins and were all excited during and after the ceremony, which was followed by a grand reception and dinner, in true, apro Parsi style!
May Ahura Mazda bless these children with lots of good health, happiness, knowledge and wealth. And may they live a good life, filled with Good Throughts, Good Words, and Good Deeds!
(Note: full names have been withheld to protect the privacy of the children and their families)