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Faredoon and Burjor

Thursday, December 26, 2013

This little shop diagonally opposite Wadiaji Fire temple at Princess Street has everything that a Parsi family requires. It is a century old institution founded by Faredoonji Parbhoo and his friend, Burjor, Faredoonji also designed the first Parsi calendar and for years the only calendar that the Parsi community yearned for was the Faredoon and Burjor calendar. After his death, the shop was successfully run by his daughters Piloo and Aloo. Their brother Jamshed, an actuary, frequently assisted them with the accounts and business. Today, Faredoonji's two grand-daughters run the shop. These helpful ladies, Mrs. Vaid and Mrs. Netarwala are always ready to assist you or source for you any religious item you may need.

Here you will find Malabari and African Sandalwood, Tachho, Loban, Verier, Agarbattis, Syaos, Jamas, Avesta and also books on our religion in simple layman terms.

Ranging from the basic sudras and kustis, they also stock net sudra pieces with gorgeous gipio lace, hand stitched Navjote and Wedding sudras, velvet and satin caps and pichhoris. That's not all, they are willing to get your sudras stitched according to the samples you provide.

German Silver Ses, Batti covers, Vases, Floating lights are some of the other traditional items on sale.

Besides the ceremonial items, there are little gift items like keychains, pendants, night-lamps, stickers etc. For the discerning, there are also beautiful glass bead torans and carpets from Iran with Zoroastrian motifs. Yes, this one-stop shop has practically everything for Aapri Kom.

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