Monthly Archives: August 2021

Parsi new year, the 3 Zoroastrian calendars and the rite of celebrating the blessed spirits and the heroic dead


Parsi new year, the 3 Zoroastrian calendars and the rite of celebrating the blessed spirits and the heroic dead August 16 marks the beginning of the Parsi new year. Parsis are the Zoroastrians of India who follow the Yazdgirdi calendar … Continue reading

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The Zoroastrian midsummer festival “Maiδyö.šam” and the Star Sirius


The Zoroastrian midsummer festival “Maiδyö.šam” starts on June 29th and concludes on July 3rd. The midsummer festivities start approximately 9 days after summer solstice. Maiδyö.šam is known as the giver of rich meadows/pastures “váströ data,” in the sacred lore of the Zoroastrians or … Continue reading

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The original rainbow bridge and the Chinvad Portal of the Zoroastrian sacred lore


In ancient Norse religion, a burning rainbow bridge called the Bifrost or more precisely Ásbrú (the Æsir’s bridge) connects Midgard, “middle realm/earth” with Asgard, “home of the gods/æsir.” The rainbow bridge of the Æsir can be crossed only by a … Continue reading

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