parsi new year 2022, parsi new year 2022 : only 100 people left, solapur parsi priest laments – parsi new year 2022 pateti only 100 parsi people left in solapur maharashtra

parsi new year 2022, parsi new year 2022 : only 100 people left, solapur parsi priest laments – parsi new year 2022 pateti only 100 parsi people left in solapur maharashtra

Solapur: The Parsi (Zoroastrian) community observes this day as a form of forgiveness and repentance. Every year on August 15, the Pateti festival is celebrated by the Parsi community to apologize to the god of fire. And the next day, August 16, the New Year is celebrated. It is also called Navroz. Pateti repents and apologizes to the god of fire for all his sins. In Pateteti, the inhabitants of the Parsi community ask forgiveness for their mistakes, their bad deeds and start afresh the next day. Even in Solapur, the sparsely populated Parsi community celebrates Pateti and Navroz. The population of the Parsi community of Solapur remains to be counted on the fingers. Even today, the population of the Parsi community is decreasing. (Parsi New Year 2022)

Jio Parsi Yojana to increase the Parsi population – As the Parsi population in India is in decline, the central government launched the Jio Parsi Yojana in November 2013. The plan is to ensure that maximum number of children are born in the Parsi community. According to this pattern, only 359 babies have been born in the Parsi community since 2013 till date. 16 babies were born in 2014, 38 babies were born in 2015. 28 babies were born in 2016. 38 babies were born in 2018, 59 in 2019 and 61 in 2020.

Less than a hundred Parsi citizens in Solapur

Pujari Vishtashp Munshi informed that there are less than hundred Parsi citizens living in Solapur town and district. The Parsi community has an agyar (temple) in the Lashkar region of the city of Solapur. This temple was established in 1844 during the British era. The temple is maintained by Parsi Anjuman. He was informed at this time that the population of the city is less than 100. Zareen Amaria, Zubin Amaria, Fariz Darukhnawala, Behram Irani, Monaj Pethawala, Anhita Lal are taking care of the Agyari temple. The Pujaris of the Agyari temple in Solapur are almost 120 years old, they are also still celibate. His brother, who died at the age of 150, was also single. Vishtash Munshi also said that the marriage has become difficult as there are no girls in the Parsi community.

The population has been declining for decades

Since 1941, the population of the Parsi community has been declining in the country. The main reasons are celibacy, late marriage, not marrying a girl outside the community, etc. The Parsi community has been in decline since 1941. According to the 2001 census, the Parsi population in India was 69 thousand 601. According to the 2011 population, there are 57 thousand 264 Parsis left. There are so many Parsi living in the city of Solapur that only Mumbai in India has more Parsi population.

The fire started in the Agyari Temple in 1844 is still lit today

The city of Solapur was under British rule. At that time, the Parsi community established the Agyari temple of the deity Agni in the Lashkar region. At this time, a fire was lit in the main core of the temple. Until today, this fire or the fire has not been extinguished. Agyari temple priest informed that it is still burning.

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