May every day be Navroze

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Roj Spendarmad Mah Ava 1386 Yz.

Jamshedi Navroze is an auspicious day, not only for Parsis, but also for the entire Creation. A great cosmic event unfolds as the sun enters the sign of Aries and begins its perambulation of the Zodiac. How does this cosmic event affect us and what is the importance of the Navroze day? Why is it called Jamshedi Navroze?

The universe abounds with the blessings of the Lord Ahura Mazda. These blessings, called Asere Roshni, are essential ...

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Who are we Parsis?

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Gatha Vahishtoist, 1385 Yz.

 

Tomorrow we mark the beginning of 1386 Yz, or the 1386th year since the last Zoroastrian King of Iran, Yazdegerd Shahryar ascended the throne. In that long period of time, the world has changed a lot. Empires have risen and fallen, countries have arisen and been destroyed, millions of people have lost their lives – all claiming to fight for God and His religion.

Zoroastrianism has reduced from being the state religion followed by nearly 30 million souls ...

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More and Less for 1384 Yz

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Roj Hormuz Mah Fravardin, 1384 Yz.

A very happy, prosperous and spiritually resplendent 1384 to all readers of Frashogard!

As we step into 1384 Yezdezardi, it’s an apt time to once again take stock of our lives, draw up the spiritual balance sheet and plan for the year ahead. What kind of guidance can we draw from our religion and its teachings? How should we spend the coming year as true Zoroastrians?

Zoroastrianism always talks of the fight between good and evil. This ...

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87th Baj of Ustad Saheb and release of the Khshnoom Digital Library

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Roj Asman Mah Bahman, 1383 Yz.

Monday, 7th July 2014 marked the 87th Baj of Ustad Saheb Behramshah Nowroji Shroff. The day’s observances started with a Machi in memory of the Master at the Daremeher named after him at Behram Baug, Jogeshwari by the trustees of the Zoroastrian Radih Society.

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Thereafter, Afringan, Farokshi, Stum and Baj ...

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13th Salgreh of the Ustad Saheb Behramshah Shroff Daremeher celebrated

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Roj Dae-pa-Meher Mah Avan, 1384 Yz.

Yesterday, 29th March 2014 was the 13th Salgreh of the founding of the Ustad Saheb Behramshah Nowroji Shroff Daremeher at Behram Buag Jogeshwari.

From early morning a steady stream of devotees visited the Daremeher, both colony residents and Parsis from around Mumbai. The Salgreh Jashan was perfromed at 11 am in the presence of the Trustees of the Zoroastrian Radih Society – the owners of the Behram Baug complex.

Later in the evening, the north side grounds ...

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The real meaning and importance of Jamshedi Navroze

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Roj Spendarmad Mah Avan, 1383 Yz.

Tomorrow, 21st March 2014 is an auspicious day, not only for us Parsis, but for the entire Creation. A great cosmic event unfolds tomorrow (actually at 10:27 tonight for residents of India) as the Sun enters the sign of Aries and begins its perambulation of the Zodiac. How does this cosmic event affect us and what is the importance of the Navroze day? Why is it called Jamshedi Navroze, or grammatically murdered as Jamshedji Navroze ...

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Happy New Year 2014

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Roj Sarosh Mah Amardad, 1383 Yz.

Frashogard wishes all its readers a Happy New Year 2014!

The beginning of a new year, whether Christian or Yazdezardi is a day of hope, of cheer, of optimism for the future as we walk on the long path to Frashogard.

On this day, it is customary to banish any evil or negative thoughts, to fill our hearts with love and profuse optimism for the coming months. It is also an apt moment to shower benedictions and ...

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Report on the 86th Baj of Ustad Saheb Behramshah N. Shroff

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Roj Ashtad Mah Bahman, 1382 Yz. 9th July 2013.

The 86th Baj of Ustad Saheb Behramshah Nowroji Shroff was observed with customary solemnity. The day’s events started at 6 am with a Machi being offered to the Padshah Saheb of the Ustad Saheb Behramshah Nowroji Shroff Daremeher at Jogeshwari by the Trustees of the Zoroastrian Radih Society. Thereafter, Afringan, Farokshi, 3 Stums and 2 Bajs were performed in memory of Ustad Saheb at 7:30 am. Right from the early morning Machi ...

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