by K. Navroz Dastoor



Parsi Religion manifestly mystical – A holistic package of spiritual disciplines – Western misnomer of fragmentation – Baffling uncertainties of Western Gathic translations – IIm-e-Khshnoom, the mystical deciphering of the Gatha – Dr. Faramroze Chiniwalla’s Khshnoomic translation ­Philology and grammar not adequate without ‘tavil – Max Muller’s bew­ilderment on Eastern Scriptures: so noble and so nonsensical. !


Parsi Zarthoshti Religion is a Living Religion, since thousands of years. It has its own amazing history. It had its own mighty empires and dynasties. The way of life taught by the Zarthoshti Din was stringently followed by the mighty Parsi Kings, many of whom had attained a high spiritual and divine stature. Their anxiety was not merely to look to the worldly welfare of their subjects; they had established royal organisations to ensure that every subject in their kingdoms had ample facilities, amenities and opportunities to live by the tenets and prescriptions of the Din, and lead a life marching on the Path of Ahura Mazda. These prescriptions were not just moral and ethical; they also consisted of certain spiritual exertions, like Sudreh-Kushti, Manthra-Prayers, adoration and worship of the holy Fires, Yasna (‘Kriya-Kam’ as we call it), and several other components.



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Residential Leadership Training Camps


Minocheher Damania informs us that the Forum of Free Enterprise has been organizing residential leadership training camps.


Next camp will be from 21 to 28 December 2008 at Devlali.


It will be open to 35 boys and girls in the age group of 20-24 years.


Rs.4,000 fee covers board and lodging.

For more information contact Shri Divakara 022+22614253


Names and Surnames

Parsi Names and Parsi Surnames

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Fire Temples

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Kerawalla & Co.


Parsi Caps, Sapat. Ladies & Gents Sadras, Lenga, Kusti, Syaw, Hand Embroidered Scarves & Sadras, Gloves, Socks, Towels, Napkins, Chadars, Shawls, Net Sadras, German Silverware and Presentation items, Agarbattis, Batti-Kakra,Beads Toran, Nara Bundle  etc. etc.

Sadras and Lengas are also made to order.

R.N.Kerawalla Provision & Stores

K. Patisserie

Specialises in Cakes, Pastries, Chocolates Mousse, Batasa, Cheese Papri, Khari Biscuits, Dal ni Pori, Ghari, Khaman Laddoo, Ginger & Garlic Paste, Different Masalas, Sariya, Kolah Pickles & Vinegar


Tanaz Keki Kerawala,  218, Chandra Mahal, Dr.Cawasji Hormusji Street, Opp.A.P. Market, Dhobi Talao, Mumbai 400 002. Tel. 22061343 / 65767601. Timing: Monday to Saturday – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


The Bangalore Parsis

The Bangalore Parsi Zoroastrian Anjuman –


Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is world famous for beautiful beaches, championship golf, family attractions, and a wide selection of resorts located directly on the Atlantic Ocean. Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts and Seaside Properties consists of 3 oceanfront hotels and 5 oceanfront resorts offereing comfortable accomodations in the form of hotel rooms, and 1,2, and 3 bedroom condominiums. A varied range of amenities such as indoor and outdoor pools, lazy rivers, restaurants, bars, conference facilities and business centers can be found on site, depending on the actual hotel or resort.

We invite you to take a closer look with one click and visit each website. Booking online is easy, and be sure to check out the current specials and package plans for golf, entertainment and special occasions offered by each resort.

A grand unique success story by Kurush Shroff – started in 1987 and still going strong !


Zoroastrian Site from Kuwait

My small contribution of effort involved in gathering concise simple information regarding our religion from different sites for the future young overseas Zoroastrain generation – Nazneen Khodaiji, Kuwait Zoroastrian Association – Click here to visit the site – “Proud Parsi Site for all ages”


Iranian Doctor promotes Water Cure

Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D., an internationally renowned researcher, author and advocate of the natural healing power of water, was born in Iran in 1931. He attended Fettes College in Scotland and was a graduate of St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School of London University, where he studied under Sir Alexander Fleming, who shared the Nobel Prize for the discovery of penicillin.

Dr. Batmanghelidj practiced medicine in the United Kingdom before returning to Iran where he played a key role in the development of hospitals and medical centers. He also helped establish sport projects for youth in Iran, including The Ice Palace in Tehran, the first ice skating and sports complex in the Middle East.


Bonding over bytes

Roshan Kumar Mogali


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