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  1. The obscure religion that shaped the WestRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 15 | Isegoria

    ... introduced to mankind its first monotheistic faith. The idea of a single god was not the only essentially Zoroastrian tenet to find its way into other major faiths, most notably the 'big three': Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The concepts of ...

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  2. Google celebrates Nowruz, the Iranian New Year with colourful doodleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | DNA India

    ... start getting longer, and the celebrations can continue for up to two weeks, stated Google. Nowruz is formerly a Zoroastrian festival. It is believed that the Parsi New Year is established by the Zoroaster, the originator of Zoroastrians as they ...

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  3. Happy Parsi New Year 2017: Importance & Significance of the most...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | India.com

    ... is considered as the New Year's Day by Parsis, marking the beginning of an auspicious year. Parsis belong to the Zoroastrian religion, and Zoroaster is the founder of this faith. The word Pateti is derived from Pazend patet, meaning 'repentance'. ...

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  4. Palaces of Ancient Persia Were Built with 'Fire Temple' WoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2017 | Live Science

    ... Battles That Changed History ] The Sasanian "Kings of Kings" built a number of palaces and forts, as well as Zoroastrian fire temples. Followers of Zoroastrianism, one of the world's oldest active religions, believe in an epic struggle between good ...

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  5. Sadeh: Zoroastrians celebrate ancient winter festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2017 | Tehran Times

    Like every year, nationwide assemblies of Iranian Zoroastrians held the time-honored Sadeh Festival late on Jan. 29. According to a tradition, the followers of Zoroastrian faith celebrate the passing of winter by kindling bonfires. Narratives say the feast is to celebrate the mythical discovery of fire and that is why Zoroastrian priests set fire to a big pile of wood at the climax of the ceremony.

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  6. It is still ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2016 | Griffin Daily News

    ... were Persian priests who worshiped one they called Ahura-mazda. It does not make sense that followers of the Zoroastrian faith would be interested in a Jewish King. The Jews possessed no prominence. Herod, the reigning king bought his office with ...

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  7. Many myths on demonetisation have gone viral including presence of a chip in the new notesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2016 | The Indian Express

    ... a book launch which had nothing to do with the legal profession. Inner Fire is a translation and analysis of the Zoroastrian sacred verses, the Gathas, which date back to the age of prophet Zarathustra, somewhere between 6500BC to 1000 BC. The ...

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  8. My religion is nobody else's business: CJI ThakurRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2016 | The Times of India

    ... Supreme Court judge Justice B N Srikrishna explained certain verses of Gathas (the most sacred texts of the Zoroastrian faith believed to have been composed by Zoroaster himself) which dealt with equanimity. Speaking on the occasion, noted lawyer ...

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  9. Scotland set for new curry revolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2016 | Sunday Herald

    ... in an incredibly authentic recreation of the popular Bombay cafes that back then had been established by a young Zoroastrian immigrant fleeing religious persecution in Persia (now Iran) in the run-up to the declaration of the Union of India. They ...

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  10. Scotland set for new curry revolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2016 | Sunday Herald

    ... in an incredibly authentic recreation of the popular Bombay cafes that back then had been established by a young Zoroastrian immigrant fleeing religious persecution in Persia (now Iran) in the run-up to the declaration of the Union of India. They ...

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  11. Debate on Navjote ceremony in DelhiRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2016 | DNA India

    ... on that news item, a member of the community has written to Yazdi Desai, chairman of the Federation of Parsi Zoroastrian Anjumans of India, an umbrella body of almost all Anjumans statin that it be declared "null and void". Nariman Mody, community ...

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  12. This Fascinating Figure Was the Original Indiana JonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | The Foundation for Economic Education

    ... scriptures to be the most ancient and reliable religious text. Anquetil's translation confronted Europeans with Zoroastrian scriptures that were ancient and independent of Biblical traditions. He raised unsettling questions about the history and ...

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  13. Why wine is integral to Persian cultureRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2016 | The Economist

    ... brought about a renaissance of Persian literature. Rudaki extolled wine, and Daqiqi, in doing so, praised the Zoroastrian faith of his ancestors and the House of Sassan (224-651 A.D.), in which wine was imbibed in no small measure. "Four things ...

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  14. Calling Iranians ";Descendants of the Magi"; Is Actually a ComplimentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2016 | Payvand News of Iran

    ... is that Iranians are offended at being called "Majus." Majus means disciples of the Magi ( Mogh ), which means Zoroastrian (or pre-Zoroastrian) priest. These same Magi, of whose wisdom Plato spoke highly, brought gifts to the Christ child. In fact, ...

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  15. Weekend OTRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2016 | Lone Star Ball

    ... eventually expected to win the battle. The doctrinal foundation of Zurvanism lies in its interpretation of the Zoroastrian precepts of Free Will: Like Mazdaism (the other, and still extant branch of Zoroastrianism), Zurvanism emphasized that mortals ...

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  16. Meher Marfatia: Mini Persias in Maximum CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2016 | Mid-Day Mumbai

    ... "Momo Aunty" - after a Nepalese cook taught her chefs this north-eastern treat. Further up from Dhobi Talao is Zoroastrian Studies at Ballard Estate. This treasure trove is housed in the KR Cama Institute, which marks a century this year, created in ...

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  17. Happy Parsi New Year 2016: Importance & Significance of the special day Pateti/NavrozRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2016 | India.com

    ... Best Quotes, SMS, Facebook Status & WhatsApp Messages to send Happy Pateti/Navroz Greetings! Parsi belong to the Zoroastrian religion, which is founded by Zoroaster in ancient Persia. On the day of Pateti, Parsis wear new traditional clothes which ...

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  18. Parsi New Year 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2016 | India.com

    August 17 is Navroze or Parsi New Year and here is everything you need to know about where to go and what do you this New Year! Parsis around the world will usher in Parsi New Year on August 17, 2016. This marks the first day of the Zoroastrian calendar.

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  19. Happy Parsi New Year 2016 Wishes: Best Quotes, SMS, Facebook Status & ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2016 | India.com

    ... READ: Happy Parsi New Year 2016: Top 7 Parsi traditional dishes to indulge on Pateti/Navroz! Parsi belong to the Zoroastrian religion, which is founded by Zoroaster in ancient Persia. Paris worship fire as the son of Ahura Mazda, the representative ...

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  20. President Pranab Mukherjee greets Parsi community on the eve of Parsi New YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2016 | Merinews

    ... all round the world. In fact, the time of the festival is decided in Iran and then it is passed on to the entire Zoroastrian population in the world. "Taking the first footstep with a good thought the second with a good word and the third with a ...

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