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Muktad Prayers at AZA Darbe Meher

August 5 2024 - August 15 2024

A team of our Mobeds will be reciting the Muktad Prayers at AZA Darbe Meher on 6 out of 10 Muktad days in August this year.

  • Muktad prayers will start on the first day of Muktad (Monday 5th August) after setting up of ‘Karasyas’ (flower vases)
  • There  will be no muktad prayers at AZA Darbe Meher on the next four days from 6th to 9th August
  • Muktad prayers will resume for each of the five Gatha days from Saturday 10th to Wednesday 14th August
  • Prayers will conclude with the ‘Pachli-raat-nu-afargan and Farokshi’ (night prayers) at 12.45 AM on 15th August
  • Prayers will start at 9.30 AM on each day.

All Zoroastrians and their families, AZA members and non-members, are welcome to attend and submit names of their departed relatives to be recited in the Muktad prayers. They are requested to:

1. Submit the name of each departed relative in the following format to Mithi Daver by email () or call her on 0414470410:

  • Behdin or Osta/Osti/Ervad and departed individual’s First name,  followed by
  • Behdin or Osta/Osti/Ervad for the departed individual’s father’s or husband’s First name

For example, Behdin Rustom, Behdin Shapur or Osta Rustom Ervad Shapur

2. A charge of $50 will be levied for up to two departed relatives’ names and $100 for a maximum of up to 6 names. All proceeds (after expenses such as fruits and nuts) will be donated to AZA.

3. If you would like Mithi to purchase flowers for your vase/s, there will be an additional charge of $25. Alternatively, you can prepare your own vase with flowers, and have this ready at the Darbe Meher by 9 AM on 5th August.

4. Arrange to pay Mithi in cash for the prayers and for flowers on or before the first day of prayers i.e. Monday August 5th. If you are unable to give cash to Mithi, you can deposit the amount in the AZA Main Account

BSB: 082-514,
Acc No: 44-227-4084

Please advise Mithi and the AZA Treasurer by email as soon as you have deposited the money.

5.Ensure that your karasyo/vase (labelled with your name) is delivered to Mithi or Pheroza Daruwalla before the muktad days or latest by 8 AM on 5th August, at AZA Darbe Meher.

6.You must collect the karasyo/vase after the prayers conclude.

A note about Muktad in two places: Ervad Ramiyar Karanjia, Principal of Dadar Athornan Institute, has advised that as per our rituals although the vase should be placed only at one place of worship, Muktad prayers for a departed person can be recited in two places.

Ervad Peshotan Katrak

On behalf of AZA Mobeds


August 5 2024
August 15 2024
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AZA Darbe Meher – 196 Annangrove Road, Annangrove, NSW