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12 months to a better Parsi in 1382 Yz. – part 2

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12 months to a better Parsi in 1382 Yz. – part 2

Gatha Vahishtoisht, 1381 Yz.

Sherevar is followed by Meher, the Divine Being who looks after Justice and Truth. Dear readers, there is a great Divine Symphony which is playing all the time. But our ears are incapable of hearing it, since they are only attuned to the material. The best sound in the universe is the Sound of Silence. Have you ever experienced it? We haven’t because rather than controlling our physical senses, we are totally in their control. But when ...

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12 months to a better Parsi in 1382 Yz.

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12 months to a better Parsi in 1382 Yz.


Gatha Ahunavad, 1381 Yz.

As we step into the Zoroastrian new year, it is an apt time to reflect on the scheme of the 30 Rojs and 12 Mah that make up our year. The Zoroastrian calendar is unique in that each day of the month and every month of the year is named after a Divine Being. Many times, when devotees come to finalize dates for a Jashan or a Navjote, the question is often asked: ‘Dasturji, is ...

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A wish list for 1380 Yz

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A wish list for 1380 Yz

Roj Khorshed Mah Fravardin, 1380 Yz.

On 16th June, 632 AD, Yazdegard, son of Shaharyar ascended the throne of Iran as the 29th King of the Sassanian dynasty. As was the custom in those days, the Imperial Calendar was reset, with the year of the new King’s ascension to the throne marking the beginning of the new calendar. It was a tragic reign, marked by defeats, one after the other, culminating in the disastrous battle of Nehavand in 642 AD, which ...

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Can we wish each other Pateti Mubarak?

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Can we wish each other Pateti Mubarak?

Gatha Ahunavad, 1379 Yz.

 

On 19th August, we Parsis will celebrate our New Year with traditional gaiety, visiting Agiaries and Atash Behrams, going to see comic theatricals, eating Pulao Dal, sali boti, patra-ni-machhi and wishing one another ‘Pateti Mubarak’. Newspapers will diligently carry small reports on the celebrations, perhaps with a photograph of a happy family posing in front of a fire temple; some will even wish their Parsi readers on the occasion. As the 18th night turns to 19th, mobile ...

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