Some audio recordings added

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Roj Mahrespand Mah Ardibehesht, 1385 Yz.

The following audio recordings have been added to Khshnoom SkyDrive.

Will the new prayer hall at Worli be beneficial to Zoroastrian Ruvans? by Er. Marzban J. Hathiram

This talk was given on the first death anniversary (Baj) of Adi Doctor. It traces the origin of the pro-Cremation movement in the community, the latest developments and an in-depth look at how the supposed new prayer hall does not even fulfill the most basic needs of Zoroastrian Souls after ...

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The Migration of Parsis to India 7: Ascent and demise of Prophet Mohammad

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Roj Ram Mah Ardibehesht, 1385 Yz.

Long used to battles with the Romans and the many enemies of Iran, Dastur Dinyar suggested the simple stratagem of digging a ditch around the town of Medina, harvesting early all the crops grown around the area, to deprive the attackers of any food supplies, and not engaging in one to one combat with the Meccans.

These tactics were totally unknown to the Arabs. Prophet Mohammad agreed to the solution offered by Dastur Dinyar and the ...

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Celebrating the Salgreh of our Padshah Sahebs

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Roh Sarosh Mah Ardibehsht, 1385 Yz.

Navsari Atash Behram

Today the Navsari Bhagarsath Anjuman Atash Behram completes 250 years of glorious existence. Any birthday is a cause for celebration and 250 years of the existence of a spiritual institution in these days of rampant materialism is cause for even more celebration. Since early morning, emails and Whatsapp messages have been flying with photographs ...

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The Migration of Parsis to India 6: Prophet Mohammad & Dastur Dinyar

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Roj Mohor Mah Ardibehesht, 1385 Yz.

We continue our series on the migration of Parsis to India.

In part 1 of the series we introduced the topic

In part 2 we gave the prelude to the happenings of Sassanian Iran

In part 3 we saw the terrible fall of Dastur Dinyar and his exile from Iran

In part 4 we saw the troubles faced by the Sassanian empire from the Armenians

In part 5 we analyzed ...

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Remembering Bapaji

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Roj Khordad Mah Fravardin, 1385 Yz.

Today, Khordad Sal, remembered fondly by all Parsis as the birthday of Prophet Zarathushtra, is also the birthday of a profound scholar, pious priest, gentle teacher, a humble Athornan from Navsari who attained great fame and standing within the community but yet did not get all he deserved. Ervad Rustamji Dinshahji Dastur Meherjirana, more fondly known simply as ‘Bapaji’, was born on Roj Khordad Mah Fravardin, 1262 Yz, (6th September 1892) that is, exactly 123 ...

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The Light which never went out

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Gatha Ahunavad, 1384 Yz.

Who doesn’t like hearing stories of generations gone by, some humorous anecdotes, some moving tales, all related by those elder to us, with full passion and belief, recounted as though they had happened just a few days ago. These stories form an important part of our culture – the oral historical tradition. Many facts can be gleaned and important historical events properly placed by listening to the different accounts of the same story and then placing it ...

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The real meaning of Patet-part 3

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Roj Khorshed Mah Spendarmad 1384 Yz/ Kadmi Khordad Sal/Baj of Dr. Saheb Framroze S. Chiniwalla

To answer this let us try to understand what exactly our body is made up of. A very long time ago, just at the beginning of time itself, there existed two Divine Bodies. They knew they had been brought into existence by a Creator but they could not perceive Him or understand Him and His purpose of creation. One of those Divine Bodies accepted the situation ...

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The real meaning of Patet – part 2

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Roj Amardad Mah Dae, 1384 Yz.

There are two keys to open the locks to the road to salvation, to exit from this world of endless returns and misery forever and to get nearer to the House of God. These two keys are known in the Zoroastrian tradition as Meher and Patet. They can open our eyes to the real truth that exists in Nature, not the illusory truth that is seen or perceived by our senses, which are very easily ...

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The real meaning of Patet

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Roj Hormaz Mah Dae, 1384 Yz.

[Editor’s Note: To say that the last few months have been challenging would be a gross understatement.

Buffeted by personal issues, workplace issues, medical crises, over-busy schedules and a fundamental questioning of the reason for one’s very existence, it has been an interesting time, to put it mildly. During such times, the mind oscillates between varying degrees of sanity, or otherwise. Myriad thoughts, not all pleasant, invade the deep personal space, where no one else is ...

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Parsi Navjotes and Marriages: A critique of our conduct

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Roj Ram Mah Sherevar, 1384 Yz.

[Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mr. Hoshang H. Mandviwalla. Hoshang bhai is a pucca Khshnoom Fidai, a great humanist and a devoted Zoroastrian. His living style and habits are exemplary. His command over Avesta Manthras is such that it can put many a Mobed to shame. To see him standing in front of the Atash Padshah at our Daremeher and recite the Hoshbam prayer early in the morning totally by heart, is ...

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