Monthly Archives: January 2013

Khvaæt-dát; to come into being through the SELF of God and dedication to become godlike


Khvaæt-dát is a very important Zoroastrian theological concept. Khvaæt comes from the root Khva/xva; Proto Indo Europen sve/swe, SELF. The second part, Avestan Dát, Old Church Slavonic dati, Latin datus, dare, Proto Indo European dau/do-means “to give.” (Also compare to … Continue reading

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Good Life and Vohü Manö


January 16th was the great feast day of Vohü Manö in the Zoroastrian calendar. Vohü Manö is not only “wonderful or beautiful mind/spirit,” but it also stands for good living and sensible pleasures of life. Zoroastrianism highly celebrates happiness and … Continue reading

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What is the meaning of Zand-Avesta???


Avestá is the sacred lore of the Zoroastrians. Avestá is originally a term referring to the undiscovered wisdom of gáthá or melodious mánthrás of the seer/prophet in the form of their prose commentaries. The origin of the term Avestá comes … Continue reading

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MAID-YAAR, a forgotten Festival


The midwinter season corresponding to late December-January is a time for important feasts and the Maid-Yaar festival in the Zoroastrian Calendar.  “MAID-YAAR” or mid-year/mid winter ranks after Vernal Equinox or the New Year celebrations as the SECOND MOST FESTIVE Thanksgiving Festival … Continue reading

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Is God the mirror-image of man in Zoroastrianism???


Greek Gods were anthropomorphic gods, and all had human characteristics and powers, only in a much more colossal scale. In the Torah or the Hebrew Bible, God is the embodied spirit of the Jewish nation. The One God of the … Continue reading

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