Monthly Archives: March 2012

March 26, the birthday of Prophet/Seer Zarathushtra


The following beautiful verses are from the Avesta, the farvardin Yasht: 88.  zarathúshtra.hä spitáma.hä  iða ashaönö  ashím-cha fravashím-cha ýazamaidä, paöiryái vohü  mam.nánái, paöiryái vohü vaökús.hä, paöiryái vohü  vá.verezúsh.hä, paöiryái athaúrúnä, paöiryái rathaäshtá,i paöiryái vástryái fshüyäiñtä, paöiryái fra.vaäðái paöiryái fra.vaäðaya.mnái, paöiryái … Continue reading

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Vernal Equinox, Naúv-rooz, Nowruz, A New Splendor


Nowruz or Nóvrooz or more correctly Naúvrooz or Naúvröž is the holiest and brightest day of the Zoroastrian year. It simply means “new light, new brilliance,” and refers to the new dawn/beginning that comes after the vernal equinox.  Vernal equinox … Continue reading

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The importance of celebrating one’s birthday in Zoroastrianism


The importance of celebrating one’s birthday in Zoroastrianism The oldest document referring to birthday celebration and the importance of celebrating one’s birthday is in the sacred book of the Zoroastrians, the Avesta; more specifically in the Farvardin Yasht. Herodotus (1.133), … Continue reading

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Chahār-shanba-sūrī


Chahār-shanba-sūrī, The joyous festival of Chahār-shanba-sūrī is derived from the Zoroas­trian Vernal Equinox celebrations, which are started 5-10 days before Naúvrooz. The choice of Wednesday, as well as jumping over fire, instead of dancing around it, must have originated after … Continue reading

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khrafstar, khrafβtr; creatures from a different timeline


khrafstar/khrafβtr khrafstar or khrafβtr is the traditional Zoroastrian designation/term for creatures from a different timeline or cycle of creation. These creatures of another bygone era are in most cases extremely destructive pests in our world, and bring about infestation, disease … Continue reading

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Zoroastrian dietary laws, animal friendship and stewardship


Zoroastrian dietary laws, animal friendship and stewardship To say that Dietary laws are not part of the original Zoroastrian teachings and that ALL KIND FOOD IS ALLOWED in Zoroastrianism is nothing more than unsubstantiated SHEER NONSENSE. Such baseless statement means … Continue reading

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