Mumbai, Jan. 12 -- A week after news of the proposed navjote or religious initiation of two children born to a non-Parsi father, sparked a debate in the Parsi-Zoroastrian community, the Jeejeebhoy Dadabhoy Agiary at Colaba, where the ceremony was scheduled to take place, denied it was hosting the function.

This came days after the decorator had confirmed that an event was scheduled there on Saturday. An invite for the navjote was shared on social media. In it, the family of the siblings, had invited community members for a "celebration of navjote" at the agiary in Colaba on Saturday.

HT's calls to the trustees of the agiary and family went unanswered. However, sources confirmed that the navjote ceremony took place at the family's home ins...