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Navjote children and their parents greet guests. Bombay, 1986.

Navjote

Greeting a navjote child after the ceremony. Bombay 1985.

 
 
Lisa Mody being led to her navjote ceremony. The women
of the family carry the ses, containing a silver conical
shaped soparo, filled with sugar, a gulabaz to sprinkle
rosewater on the guests as well as the clothes that Lisa will
wear after the ceremony. Bombay, 1986.
 

High Priest of Udvada, Ervad Kekobad Dastoor imparts some words of wisdom to Kayrus
and Rustom Unwala after performing their navjote. Bombay, 1999
















A navjote guest in a gara, embroidered silk saris brought
from China by Parsi traders in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Mahableshwar, 2000.
















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