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Manekji Limji Hataria

Tomorrow 15th February is the baj of Manekji Limji Hataria, the Parsi missionary to Iran. A jashan will be performed at Wadiaji Atash Behram 1st floor hall in the morning at 10 a.m. Below is an article penned by our dear friend and esteeem Parsi historian Marzban J. Giara. MANEKJI LIMJI HATARIA (1813-1890) He was sent as a Parsi missionary to Iran by the Persian Zoroastrian Amelioration Society of Bombay in 1854 to better the condition of the Iranian Zoroastrians. This great and brave man ...
Tags: Life, Iran, History, Bombay, Parsi, Teheran, Shah of Iran, Yazd, Bombay Parsi Punchayet, Henry Rawlinson, Wadiaji Atash Behram, Marzban J Giara, Manekji Limji Hataria, Persian Zoroastrian Amelioration Society of Bombay, Jaziya, Tehran Kerman Yezd


Parsi community gets partial relief; metro station to shift away from fire temple

In a partial relief for the Parsi community, the Metro Rail Authority on Monday informed the Supreme Court that it will shift the Kalbadevi Metro III station 20 metres away from the nearest boundary wall of the Wadia Atash Behram (Fire Temple). Manthank Mehta | Times of India The Atash Behram situated at the Princess Street junction in south Mumbai, is one of the eight in India, and was consecrated in 1830. The earlier location of the station box was very close to the fire temple with an ove...
Tags: Supreme Court, Life, India, Mumbai, Metro Line, Atash Behram, Kalbadevi, MMRC, Fire Temple, Zerick Dastur, Wadiaji Atash Behram, Wadia Atash Behram, MMRCL, Fali Nariman, Jamshed Sukhadwalla, Metro Rail Authority


Parsis in Mumbai move SC to realign Metro-3 tunnel below Atash Behrams

A special leave petition was filed challenging the HC order, which was mentioned before Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. Article by Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times Three days after the Bombay high court (HC) rejected their petition, members of the Parsi community moved the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday, seeking the realignment of a tunnel for the Metro-3 line that goes below two revered fire temples in the city. A special leave petition was filed challenging the HC order, which was mentioned before C...
Tags: Issues


MMRCL shakes Parsi hopes for quick resolution to Metro row

A day after offering an out-of-court meeting to discuss options, MMRCL yesterday stated it would review the alternatives and decide whether the meeting was required Article by Arita Sarkar | Mid-Day The Parsi community’s hopes for a quick and amicable resolution to the Metro III-versus-Atash Behram row may not come to fruition. The community had looked forward to the out-of-court meeting assured by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) on Tuesday. During the meeting, they hoped t...
Tags: News, Life, Metro, Singh, Parsi, Mahim, Atash Behram, Anil Singh, Kalbadevi, Atash Behrams, Seervai, Metro III, Wadiaji Atash Behram, Anjuman Atash Behram, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited MMRCL, MMRCL


Vada Dasturji Khurshed Dastoor: “Was misled about tunnels by Metro officials”

Vada Dasturji Khurshed Dastoor of Udvada, who until last year was in favour of Metro III, says high priests were misinformed about alignment and demands for the proposed tunnels to be realigned Article by Gaurav Sarkar | Mid-Day The high priest of Udvada, Vada Dasturji Khurshed Dastoor, has seemingly had a change of heart on the controversial Metro III alignment. Months after claiming the Metro tunnelling work won’t harm the Parsi community’s sacred Atash Behrams, he is now of the opinion that t...
Tags: Life, New Delhi, Bombay, Metro, Fed, Hafeez, Udvada, Atash Behrams, Dastoor, Vada Dasturji Khurshed Dastoor, Gaurav Sarkar, Metro III, Wadiaji Atash Behram, Khurshed Dastoor, MMRCL, National Minorities Commission


Parsis are indifferent when it comes to saving community institutions says petitioner Berjis Desai

Even as the Bombay High Court steps in to rein in a rampant MMRCL over the tunnelling process under sacred fire temples at Princess Street, petitioner Berjis Desai says that the community is often silent when it is its duty to speak up Article by Gaurav Sarkar | Mid-Day The Metro corridor will pass right under Wadiaji Atash Behram, according to the MMRC website. File Pic The Metro authorities are not the only enemy that the Parsis are fighting; the community’s apathy seems to be just as much a...
Tags: News, Life, Metro, Fort, Modi, Bombay High Court, Desai, Atash Behram, BPP, Bhikha Behram, MMRC, Berjis Desai, Zerick Dastur, Metro III, Wadiaji Atash Behram, Anjuman Atash Behram


Mumbai Parsis offer ‘solution’ to prevent Metro-3 tunnel from passing under their shrine

Community proposes that MMRC reduce space between two tunnels by 20 feet so that one of it does not pass under Wadia Atash Behram on Princess Street Offering a ‘solution’ to their objections against the Metro-3 tunnel that passes under Wadiaji Atash Behram on Princess Street, Parsis have suggested that the space between the two tunnels be reduced by 20 feet so that they do not pass under the fire temple. Article by Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times While the issues of trustees of Bhikha Behram wel...
Tags: Life, Bombay, Metro, St Teresa, Ravi Kumar, Parsi, Mehta, Kapadia, Bhikha Behram, Bombay Parsi Punchayet BPP, Princess Street, Wadiaji Atash Behram, Mumbai Parsis, Wadia Atash Behram, Viraf Kapadia, Girgaum


Bhikha Behram Trust wants 292-year-old well in south Mumbai to be protected during Metro-3 work

The Bhikha Behram trust wrote to the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) on Wednesday, seeking a fresh survey be conducted to ensure that their centuries-old well will not be damaged by the Metro tunnel. This comes months after construction work for the Colaba-SEEPZ underground Metro damaged the JN Petit Library in Fort. The incident made the Parsi community wary. They said they would take extra precautions to ensure that their religious places were protected. Article by Yesha Kotak | ...
Tags: Life, Mumbai, Bombay, Metro, Fort, Parsi, Colaba, Bhikha Behram, Dhobi Talao, Petit Library, Kotwal, Wadiaji Atash Behram, Seepz, Viraf Kapadia, Bhikha Behram Trust, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd MMRCL


Metro III: Unveiling All The Facts You Need To Know

There has hardly been a more confusing time for the Community than today, when once again we seem to be divided. But this is not just any other issue – it is one that is most intrinsic to the Community, involving the sanctity of our religious structures and our religious sentiments. In our last issue, Parsi Times, staying true to its core mission statement ‘The Truth. Delivered Weekly’, had promised to provide our readers the absolute and comprehensive facts about the issue. In a bid to undo the...
Tags: Life, Barcelona, Rome, Community, Bombay, Metro, Gupta, Atash Behram, Anjuman, Parsi Times, Kalbadevi, Bhikha Behram, MMRC, Subodh Gupta, Metro III, Wadiaji Atash Behram


Mumbai Parsis to meet Uddhav Thackeray for help

Members of the city-based Parsi community will meet Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray over the Metro-3 project’s alignment that passes below three of its fire temples in south Mumbai. According to the community, the metro work will allegedly disturb the ‘holy fire’ and ‘wells’ in such temples. The community has also started an online signature petition on the issue and has managed to get about 9,000 signatures till now. “We have written a letter explaining how the alignment will affect the sa...
Tags: Life, Mumbai, Bombay, Shiv Sena, Metro, TBM, Parsi, Thackeray, Uddhav Thackeray, Jagannath Sunkersett Road, Wadiaji Atash Behram, Anjuman Atash Behram, Pervez Cooper, Mumbai Parsis, Clean Heritage Colaba Residents Association CHCRA, Hutatma Chowk


Parsis protest Metro line alignment, cutting through an ancient Fire Temple

Contractors of the underground Metro III rail project on Thursday morning arrived to inspect the 187-year-old Wadia fire temple (Atash Behram) at Princess Street in south Mumbai. However, they were met by a group of protesting Parsis, who did not allow them to take any measurements. On Monday, TOI had reported the alignment map showed major portion of the tunnel passing below the sanctum sanctorum, the room where the consecrated fire is placed. Article by Nauzer Bharucha | Times of India “Th...
Tags: Life, India, Narendra Modi, Mumbai, Bombay, Metro, Gupta, Parsi, Atash Behram, Wadia, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation MMRC, Nauzer Bharucha, Princess Street, Aspi Deboo, Kusti, Wadia Atash Behram Structural