Roj Dae-pa-Din Mah Avan, 1382 Yz.
“Jehan afrin ta jehan afrid, savari chun Rostam nayamad padid”
“In this world, created by the Creator, no better rider has been born than the world champion Rostam.” – Firdausi, Shah Nameh
These memorable lines by the immortal poet of Iran, Firdausi, capture the essence of the life and times of the World Hero, Rostam.
As part of the Fasli Muktad celebrations at the Ustad Saheb Behramshah Nowroji Shroff Daremeher in March 2013, we held a series of talks every evening for the 18 days of the Muktad and two additional days, going into great detail about the history of Iran and the life and times of its most glorious warrior, Rostam. As promised earlier, we now begin serializing these talks, for the benefit of readers of Frashogard who could not attend the same.
A link at the end of this post will take the reader to the Frashogard Ilm-e-Khshnoom SkyDrive, where we will serially upload the recordings of these talks in MP3 format. Additional short notes are given in the post to help the reader decide whether to download the file or not. Each talk is roughly about 35 minutes long, except for two days where the talks had to be shortened due to a Sarosh no Kardo event and two days where the talks were extended to about 55 minutes, to enable us to catch up ad finish the series.
In this inaugural talk, I give a short introduction to history as explained in the Zoroastrian Mystic Revelation, the cyclical time of the Zravane Daregho Khadata, how the earth goes through a series of 81,000 year cycles, interspersed with Ice Age periods of roughly 25,000 years. We understand the progress of the earth through these ZDK cycles, how the remnants of the older ZDK become the forerunners of the new cycle, the battle between the Mazdayasnis and the Daevayasnis.
This talk also addresses the important issue: Was Firdausi a Muslim? We investigate deep into what our Master, Ustad Saheb explained about the origin and genealogy of Firdausi and how the hidden Masters of Demavand helped all Zoroastrians during those troubled times.
Total lecture time:38 minutes. Recorded on 10th March 2013.
I hope readers of Frashogard will take advantage of this offer and enjoy the recordings of the Rostam Nameh.
Ervad Marzban J. Hathiram