Mobeds are the officiating priests among the Parsees of India. They read the holy books in the temples, and superintend all the religious ceremonies, but being themselves unlearned, they seldom understand the meaning of what they read, or the prayers they recite. The mobeds are distinct from the
dusters, who are doctors and expounders of the law. There is. also an. inferior. order of clergy among the Parsees, called hirbeds, who have immediate charge of the sacred fire, and sweep and take care of the temple. The priests receive their office by inheritance, and have no fixed salary, but are paid for their services. Many of them follow secular employments.