In Photos: Parsis across India observe a quiet Navroz amidst COVID-19 restrictions

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, August 16, 2021, 05:16 PM IST
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Parsi women greet each other in a fire temple on the occasion of Parsi New Year in Ahmedabad on August 16, 2021. | AFP

The Parsi community in India celebrated their new year on Monday, August 16, 2021.

The Parsi New Year which is also known as Navroz is celebrated to mark the beginning of the new Persian calendar. In the Persian language 'Nav' means new, and 'Roz' stands for the day, i.e., 'new day'.

It begins at the stroke of the vernal equinox when the sun crosses the equator.

Have a look.

Parsi women greet each other in a fire temple on the occasion of Parsi New Year in Ahmedabad on August 16, 2021.

Parsi women greet each other in a fire temple on the occasion of Parsi New Year in Ahmedabad on August 16, 2021. | AFP

People at Shirinbai & Khurshedji Hormusji Doongaji Daremeher Fire temple during Parsi New Year, at Kopar Khairane in Navi Mumbai, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021

People at Shirinbai & Khurshedji Hormusji Doongaji Daremeher Fire temple during Parsi New Year, at Kopar Khairane in Navi Mumbai, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021 | PTI

A Parsi priest (C) hands over the flowers to women at the fire temple on the occasion of Parsi New Year in Mumbai on August 16, 2021.

A Parsi priest (C) hands over the flowers to women at the fire temple on the occasion of Parsi New Year in Mumbai on August 16, 2021. | AFP

A man pays respect outside the fire temple on the occasion of Parsi New Year in Mumbai on August 16, 2021.

A man pays respect outside the fire temple on the occasion of Parsi New Year in Mumbai on August 16, 2021. | AFP

A Parsi family pays respect outside the fire temple on the occasion of Parsi New Year in Mumbai on August 16, 2021.

A Parsi family pays respect outside the fire temple on the occasion of Parsi New Year in Mumbai on August 16, 2021. | AFP

A Parsi man comes out of the Fire Temple during Parsi New Year, in Mumbai, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021.

A Parsi man comes out of the Fire Temple during Parsi New Year, in Mumbai, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. | PTI

Women walk past the relief figures of knights at a fire temple on the occasion of Parsi New Year in Mumbai on August 16, 2021.

Women walk past the relief figures of knights at a fire temple on the occasion of Parsi New Year in Mumbai on August 16, 2021. | AFP

Parsi family members walk after paying respect at the fire temple on the occasion of Parsi New Year in Hyderabad on August 16, 2021.

Parsi family members walk after paying respect at the fire temple on the occasion of Parsi New Year in Hyderabad on August 16, 2021. | AFP

Parsi family members greet each other at the fire temple on the occasion of Parsi New Year in Hyderabad on August 16, 2021.

Parsi family members greet each other at the fire temple on the occasion of Parsi New Year in Hyderabad on August 16, 2021. | AFP

With inputs from ANI.

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