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Shahenshai Farvardegan (Muktad) Days

Thursday, August 11, 2022 7:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Dear ZSO members,

We are happy to share that with the pandemic restrictions and mandates eased, this year we are observing the Shahenshahi Farvardegan days at the Mehraban Guiv Darb-e-Meher (MGDM) from August 11 – 15, 2022.

The MGDM is open and ready to welcome our community during the auspicious Farvardegan days, where we reflect and pray, remembering our Loved ones who have passed away. With restrictions and mandates eased, we continue to be cautious and careful for the safety of our loved ones and community at large and have some changes to the Muktad Observances.

Here is what you need to know about the upcoming Farvardegan days in August.

The MGDM capacity for serving lunch and dinner is limited to 100 attendees

  • Lunch will follow the 11:30am Satum prayer
  • Dinner will follow the 7:00pm Satum prayer

The following prayer performances will be in person and via live stream on ZSO’s YouTube channel.

  • Three Satum sessions (morning, afternoon and evening)
  • Afringan in the morning
  • Farokshi in the morning
  • Evening Satum and Hum Bundagi

Schedule of Prayers:

Thursday, August 11, 2022 | Friday, August 12, 2022 | Monday, August 15, 2022

7:00am - Morning Satum
7:30am - Afringan and Farokshi
11:30am - Afternoon Satum
7:00pm - Evening Satum

Saturday, August 13, 2022 | Sunday, August 14, 2022

8:00am - Morning Satum
8:30am - Afringan and Farokshi
11:30am - Afternoon Satum
7:00pm - Evening Satum

Including names of deceased in prayers:

If you wish to include the names of your deceased loved ones in the farvardegan prayers, please complete “Muktad Prayers Form” and send it via email or mail to Ervad Hoshang Udwadia by August 05, 2022.

  • Email: religiouscommittee@zso.org
  • Mail: Ervad Hoshang Udwadia, 1007 – 10 Parkway Forest Drive, North York, Ontario. M2J 1L3.

Please be reminded that the priests will only recite four names per form in the prayers. Names from the previous years will not be carry forwarded automatically.

MGDM Clean Up:

The MGDM clean up prior to farvardegan days is on Sunday, August 7th from 10am to 2pm. We request you all to come in large numbers. We will provide light refreshments and lunch. Click here to register or call/text Khushru Chothia (416) 677-7555.

High School Students and Volunteer Hours:

High school students can use this opportunity to earn some volunteer hours. If you are interested in earning those hours during the 5 days of farvardegan while helping the community, building new friendships and having some fun please contact Pearl or Spenta Chothia (416) 917-7402.

Attending the Prayers and Staying for a Meal:

Individuals attending the prayers and choosing to stay for a meal MUST register  online by calling Hoofrish Patel at (647) 313-9805 at least one day in advance. Attendees will only have the choice to stay for one meal per day. This will provide a fair opportunity and help us accommodate more individuals for the meals.

For individuals ONLY attending the prayers no registration is required.

Monetary and In Kind Donations:

We encourage individuals to bring their own sandalwood as the supply at the MGDM is running low. We are also accepting donations of the same. Donations of fruit, flowers, food (Malido, papri, ravo, mithai, etc.) is gratefully accepted.

We strongly recommend and encourage members to bring their own prayer books and head covering to avoid the spread of any germs and cross contamination. Masks are no longer mandatory, however encouraged in crowded places and large gatherings.

For those who cannot visit the MGDM and wish to make an offering, please do so from the ZSO Store by clicking here.

We are grateful to all our donors and well-wishers and request everyone to donate online.

Cash Donations : Drop off in the ZSO safety deposit box

Cheque Donations

  • Make Cheque(s) payable to ‘Zoroastrian Society of Ontario’
  • Complete the donation form and attach it with your cheque
    • Provide your email address if applicable to ensure timely and accurate issuance of donation receipts.
    • Deliver the cheque and completed form together to our custodian or send it by mail

NOTE: Cheques made payable to ZSO are not acceptable by the bank and are rejected.

e-Transfer Donations

To: payments@zso.org

Question: [Enter Your Phone Number]

Answer: “ZSO3590”

Message: Donation For………

We look forward to seeing you at the MGDM during the upcoming Farvardegan days and thank you for your continued support and dedication.

Putli Mirza, Chair – Muktad Committee

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