Archive for December, 2008

Group Initiation Ceremony in Moscow – Report and Photos

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Kourosh Aryana-Norway: For the second time a group initiation ceremony was held in Moscow, Russia on 14th of December 2008.  New behdins from Iran and Russia (native Russians) attended the ceremony to join Zoroastrian Religion. The ceremony was performed by an Iranian Mobed. [Continue]

Zoroastrian Association of Victoria’s 30th Anniversary in Melbourne

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Zoroastrian Association of Victoria’s 30th Anniversary was celebrated by Zoroastrians on November 29, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia [Continue]

سمینار دو روزه بحث درباره خصوصیات جامعه زرتشتی در هندوستان

Saturday, December 27th, 2008


کامیار نیک انجام: با هدف پیشبرد وضعیت جسمی‌، روحی‌ و اجتماعی جامعه زرتشتیان هند، سمیناری  دو روزه توسط پارزور(پروژهٔ زرتشتیان پارسی تحت حمایت یونسکو) در بمبئ هندوستان برگزار شد. [ادامه]

Dr. Mitra Ara Authored a Book on “Eschatology in the Indo-Iranian Traditions”

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Dr. Ara

Dr. Mitra Ara is a professor of religious studies and Persian culture and language at San Francisco State University. She received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D., all in Asian studies (with a focus on Asian religions and languages) from the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to publishing several articles, she has authored a book titled “Eschatology in the Indo-Iranian Traditions: The Genesis and Transformation of a Doctrine”, which was released at the American Academy of Religion meeting on Nov. 1st, 2008 in Chicago. [Continue]

Sedreh Pooshi of New Behdins in Moscow, Russia

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008


Russian and Iranian behdins became Zoroastrian after their Sedreh Pooshi ceremony was held in Russia. [Continue]

ZAMWI’s Yalda Celebration in Viginia, United States

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Dariush Jamasb: On December 20, 2008 Zoroastrians of Washington D.C. area gathered in Mclean, Virginia  to celebrate Yalda, the longest night of year. The event was organized by Zoroastrian Association of Metropolitan Washington (ZAMWI) and was attended by almost seventy people. [Continue]

Around the World: Zoroastrians Celebrate Yalda

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

This year Yalda Night (Chelle) is also celebrated by different Zoroastrian groups and organizations around the world. [Continue]

Zoroastrianism Represented at the Interfaith Event in Huntington Beach, USA

Thursday, December 18th, 2008


Maneck Bhujwala: Zoroastrian religion was represented at the interfaith Thanksgiving service organized by the Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council. The event was held at the LDS(Mormon) church  in the city of Huntington Beach in the United States on November 23, 2008. [Continue]

Jashan Ceremony for Zoroastrian Studies Graduate and PhD Students

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

On Thursday Dec. 11th 2008, Jashan ceremony was performed for Dr. Rose and her Claremont Zoroastrian studies graduate and PhD students and guests. [Continue]

Zoroastrian Kids Spend Their Night at Arbab Rostam Giv Dare Mehr in Burnaby, BC

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Vancouver-Houman Abtin: Zoroastrian kids from Vancouver area spent a Saturday evening until Sunday morning at Arbab Rostam Giv Dare Mehr in Burnaby, British Columbia. [Continue]