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  1. Astha Butail Named BMW Art Journey Award WinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | Artforum Intl.

    ... Julian Charriere and Beijing-based artist Lin Ke. For her BMW Art Journey, Butail plans to investigate the Zoroastrian Avesta, Jewish Oral Torah, and Indian Veda traditions by experiencing and recording their different memory techniques as well as ...

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  2. ShahnamehRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | The Free Dictionary

    ... of the religion with the death of the last Sassanid ruler of Persia during the Muslim conquest and an end to the Zoroastrian influence in Iran. The Shahnameh is a monument of poetry and historiography , being mainly the poetical recast of what ...

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  3. Mumbai's proud Bawis say courts and clerics are demanding the impossibleRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2017 | Mid-Day Mumbai

    Persis Khatau enjoys a word game with daughter Dimple Makwana , grand-daughters Divyana Chikhal and Jiyah Makwana. Pic/Satej Shinde Veera Sawkar's amusement at the mention of what is in fact, a serious matter affecting the lives of women from the Zoroastrian community, is understandable if you belong to the more-than-3500-year-old faith.

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

    Apr 15, 2017 | 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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