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Since last year, the community has been trying to stop the rapid decline in the number of Zoroastrian priests through Jiyo Parsi and Jiyo Mobed Workshop. As part of the workshop, members of the priestly community were counselled and trained, so that they take can up a larger role in the affairs of the ...
Small Town Faith - From Methodists, Baptists and the Free Church to Jews, Sikhs and Zoroastrians, Sturgis has a vibrant and rich religious story. 100 Years of Music - If you played a musical instrument, there was a place for you in Sturgis. Spence Field - Four thousand people packed the stands on its ...

The Parsis are Zoroastrians by faith. Zoroastrianism is one of the oldest religions of the world. Humata, Hukhta, Huvarshta which translates to Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds are amongst some of the guiding principles of the Zoroastrian religion. "According to reliable historical, astronomical and ...
Cyrus Vafadari noted that his father's brother, Kasra Vafadari, was murdered in France in 2007 "by someone with a connection to the IRGC 11 years ago," adding that "Kasra lived under constant harassment for being a Zoroastrian." Karan Vafadari belongs to a prominent Zoroastrian family in Tehran.
Renowned astrologer P.P. Globa writes: "Nowhere, in any other teachings the problem of good and evil is not worked out so deeply, thoroughly and consistently as in Zoroastrianism. This question is central to any Zoroastrian ". As we know, the initial idea of creating peace and integrity in all myths, ...
KOLKATA: A division bench of the Calcutta high court requested a single judge bench to consider an application by The Federation of Parsi Zoroastrian Anjumans of India (FPZAI) to be included as a party or intervene in proceedings in a matter regarding the entry of children, whose father is a non-Parsi, ...

Smita Godrej is active with the Association of Inter Marriage Zoroastrians (AIMZ). Goolrookh is part of the association. Mumbai Parsis such as brothers Vispy and Kerssie Wadia have started the Association for Revival of Zoroastrianism. One of its recent initiatives has been to set up a fire temple in Pune that ...
Many students know that Duke's motto is "Eruditio et Religio," but what do the words meaning erudition and religion truly look like in practice? A new living learning community is bringing the phrase to life. Eruditio et Religio, also called E&R, aims to help students build relationships with people of varying ...
As the legend goes, in the 7th century, when the first wave of Zoroastrians landed on the shores of western India, the local ruler Jadav Rana sent the leader of ... trip to their chikoo wadis, and a group of young Parsis and Iranis who would go on to Udvada, the religious centre of the Zoroastrian community.
The Zoroastrians marked Sadeh, an ancient feast celebrating the creation of fire, in Yazd, Iran this week. The feast is marked on the tenth day of the eleventh month of Iranian calendar annually. Sadeh has been observed since the days when Zoroastrianism was the dominant religion in the powerful Persian ...
He added that the sentences mean "my wife and me, and every one of you dual national Zoroastrians who returned to your country to invest in the homeland you love, are always going to be in danger of losing your assets and forced to leave the country." Zoroastrianism is a pre-Islamic ancient religion in ...
Zoroastrian fire temples are renowned. The eternal flame there, called 'Atar Beheram' is treated like a king with a crown hung over it. This fire is fed five times a day by priests to keep it going. In Greek mythology, the Titan Prometheus stole fire from the gods to give it to mortals, risking the wrath of Zeus, even ...
TEHRAN, Jan. 31 (MNA) - Iranian central province of Yazd homes a big share of Iranian Zoroastrians. Zoroastrians celebrated the religious feast of "Jashn-e Sadeh" on Tuesday by burning firewood on an open space to signify the coming of spring and as a symbolic token of the eternal fight with mischief.
Smita Godrej is active with the Association of Inter marriage Zoroastrians (AIMZ). Goolrookh is part of the association. Mumbai Parsis such as brothers Vispy and Kerssie Wadia have started the Association for Revival of Zoroastrianism. One of its recent initiatives has been to set up a fire temple in Pune that ...
As the legend goes, in the 7th century, when the first wave of Zoroastrians landed on the shores of western India, the local ruler Jadav Rana sent the leader of ... trip to their chikoo wadis, and a group of young Parsis and Iranis who would go on to Udvada, the religious centre of the Zoroastrian community.
Since drinking alcohol and holding mixed-gender gatherings are traditional practices of the Zoroastrian religion, Vafadari urged fellow Zoroastrians to be careful. The convictions of Vafadari and Neyssari mark the latest case of Iran imprisoning dual nationals after the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran could be ...

He added that the sentences mean "my wife and me, and every one of you dual national Zoroastrians who returned to your country to invest in the homeland you love, are always going to be in danger of losing your assets and forced to leave the country." Zoroastrianism is a pre-Islamic ancient religion in ...
A U.S.-Iranian dual citizen of the Zoroastrian faith and his wife have been given prison sentences and had their assets seized in a closed-door trial in Iran, according to the ... The couple practice Zoroastrianism, a pre-Islamic faith with around 25,000 adherents in Iran, according to government statistics.
A U.S.-based rights group says Iran has sentenced an Iranian-American art dealer and his wife to lengthen prison terms for being followers of the Zoroastrian religious faith. The announcement by the nongovernmental group, the Center for human rights in Iran, is the latest case of a dual national being ...
He also claimed in his plea that loudspeakers were never part of any religion whether Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism or Zoroastrianism. (File) The court was hearing a PIL, filed by an activist Sanjjiiv Kkumaar, which said banning of loudspeakers will not violate Article 25 or 26 of ...
According to Article 13 of the Constitution: "Zoroastrian, Jewish, and Christian Iranians are the only recognized religious minorities, who, within the limits of the law, are free to perform their religious rites and ceremonies, and to act according to their own canon in matters of personal affairs and religious ...
The Arabs vanquished the great Persian empire by force of arms and its ancient religion Zoroastrianism was replaced by Islam. One fact we need to keep ... That would mean Egypt, Syria and Palestine at this time would still be predominately Christian; Iran would be mostly Zoroastrian. But we know things ...
In 2015, they looped in a quick flight to Delhi to see four museum exhibits, including the National Museum's landmark The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism In History And Imagination, part of the ministry of culture's spotlight on Zoroastrian religion and culture. The Union government's efforts to preserve ...
North Fremantle, WA / January 8, 2018 / JMN Wire / Excelsior Gold Limited (ASX: EXG) ("the Company" or "Excelsior") is pleased to provide the following update on infill RC drilling at the Zoroastrian deposit (Figure 1) within the Company's 100%-owned Kalgoorlie North Gold Project ("KNGP"), located 30 to 55km north of ...
This represents a tectonic shift in the way Zoroastrianism is practiced in India. Fire temples in India do not allow those of other faiths, or 'excommunicated' Zoroastrians, a term used for the children of Parsi mothers and non-Parsi fathers, to enter. As a half-Parsi growing up in Mumbai, I was completely ...
"I am a Zoroastrian. My husband, too, has interest in my religion, and he has done a lot of research on it. We have raised our children as Zoroastrians," said ... definitely adds value to it," said Vispy Wadia, founder member of the Association for Revival of Zoroastrianism, under which the centre has been built.
For the reformists who built the newly opened Asha Vahishta Zoroastrian Centre in Pune's Kondhwa area, the fire it houses is a holy one, kindled after ... Parsi Zoroastrians have traditionally not allowed non-Parsi spouses to convert to the faith or even enter agiaries and participate in rituals like funeral ...
From top: Mobeds (priests) performing the jashan on Monday at the fire temple in Kondhwa; Setideh Irani with her non-Parsi husband Manish Upadhyay and their nine-month-old daughter; siblings Carl Rodin, Emily, and Yakub, came down from Norway. Their grandmother (in brown saree) had married a ...
A section of the Parsi community has said that they want to construct a Zoroastrian Centre in Mumbai, similar to the one inaugurated in Pune, if it is funded. The rebel group in the Parsi community inaugurated Asha Vahishta (best righteousness), a alternative Zoroastrian Centre which has a Dadgah ...
A GROUP of 25 young Zoroastrians from across the world are touring India and visiting holy places to reconnect with their roots. Their journey has a great value for the diminishing Zoroastrian community, which is making desperate efforts to promote its rich culture among the youth -- an attempt to survive ...
religious leaders from the Muslim and Zoroastrian community took part in the mass held in the city's main church, Saint Joseph, late at night. There are three churches in the city, ... Muslims, especially in Sulaimani." Christianity, like other religions such as Zoroastrianism, is recognized in the Kurdish laws.
My Parsi-Zoroastrian ancestors came to India seeking refuge from religious persecution. According to legend, they found a sympathetic Hindu king who not only provided them with the space to settle, but promised to allow my ancestors to practise their religion without any interference. By deciding what ...
SC Permits Parsi woman married To Hindu Man To Participate In Zoroastrian Funeral Rites Of Parents ... her community, to attend and participate in the funerary rites of her parents at the Fire Temple devoted to Zoroastrianism, having received the nod in that behalf from the Parsi Valsad Anjuman Trust.
The petition claimed that the metro, if built, would "breach the magnetic circuits" of two Zoroastrian fire temples, thus "diminishing their spiritual powers" ... Kotwal also says that the "mystic circuits" cited in the petition are not a part of the ancient texts of Zoroastrianism in its 6th-century incarnation, but were ...
According to the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, followers of Judaism, Christianity and Zoroastrianism are each allowed to have a representative in parliament. But what does the Iranian Constitution say about city councils? Based on Article 91 of the constitution, the Guardian Council is ...
Niknam is one of approximately 25,000 Zoroastrians living in Iran, a predominantly Shia Muslim country of 80 million residents, while Yazd is home to Iran's second-largest Zoroastrian community, after Tehran. Some critics of his suspension pointed out the Iranian Constitution recognises Zoroastrianism as a ...
But in a letter dated January 21, 2018, Vafadari said he was sentenced "last week" at a Revolutionary Court in Tehran for being a Zoroastrian dual ... It means my wife and me, and every one of you dual national Zoroastrians who returned to your country to invest in the homeland you love are always going ...
The Zoroastrians marked Sadeh, an ancient feast celebrating the creation of fire, in Yazd, Iran this week. The feast is marked on the tenth day of the eleventh month of Iranian calendar annually. Sadeh has been observed since the days when Zoroastrianism was the dominant religion in the powerful Persian ...
Tehran, Jan. 31 (MNA) - Iranian central province of Yazd homes a big share of Iranian Zoroastrians. Zoroastrians celebrated the religious feast of "Jashn-e Sadeh" on Tuesday by burning firewood on an open space to signify the coming of spring and as a symbolic token of the eternal fight with mischief.
Rayners Lane stabbing: 17-year-old boy taken to hospital as two teenagers arrested. An area outside the Zoroastrian Centre was cordoned off on Monday afternoon (January 22). Share. By. Katherine Clementine. 18:02, 22 JAN 2018. News. Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community updates, ...
A teenager was taken to hospital after he was stabbed in broad daylight outside a religious centre. police were called to Rayners Lane at around 2pm on January 22 after reports of a 17-year-old suffering a stab wound. They taped off the area near the Zoroastrian Centre, in Rayners Lane, while the victim ...
The element of fire has a central role in Zoroastrianism. A pure fire is freshly lit for every act of sacrifice and it then embodies the focus of the event. Zoroastrian spiritual tradition differs from antique temple and cult practices in this regard, in that it is not a godlike being but the fire itself that is revered. Goethe ...
"I am a Zoroastrian. My husband, too, has interest in my religion, and he has done a lot of research on it. We have raised our children as Zoroastrians," said ... definitely adds value to it," said Vispy Wadia, founder member of the Association for Revival of Zoroastrianism, under which the centre has been built.
Twenty five Zoroastrian youth from across the world are in India for a "Return to Roots" program. The initiative, organized by Parzor, a New Delhi-based foundation that works with Unesco to preserve the community, culture, heritage and the Zoroastrian religion, is taking the group to the culturally significant ...
Eighteen out of thirty-one days are devoted to holidays of Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, Pagans and Humanists. The birth of Muhammad, the death of Zarathushtra, the beginning of the path to Enlightenment of the Buddha, and the birth of Jesus, mixed with the eight-night Menorah ...
During December, Jews will celebrate Hanukkah, Buddists will celebrate Rohatsu, Wiccans will celebrate the solstice, Muslims will celebrate Mawlid el-Nabi, Zoroastrians will celebrate Zarathosht Diso, African-Americans will celebrate Kwanzaa, "Seinfeld" fans will celebrate Festivus and, yes, Christians ...
The Valsad Parsi Anjuman Trust, which opposed Ms. Goolrokh's plea, said the High Court decided the case after going through the affidavits of at least seven Parsi priests, saying the religious tenets hold that she ceased to be a Zoroastrian upon her marriage to a Hindu and could not be allowed to offer ...
The diplomat said that people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds, including Muslims, Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, Baha'is and ... Officiating Priest Zoroastrian Association of California and Member of Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America; and Randolph Dobbs, Member of the ...
The petitioner, Goolrokh M. Gupta is a Parsi-Zoroastrian who married a Hindu. Goolrokh contends that even after her marriage, she continues to follow Zoroastrianism, and therefore, has the right to enjoy all privileges under the religion, including the right to offer prayers at Agiari (Parsi temple comprising of ...


 

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