History of Headgear in Persia

Sat, 27 Sep 2008 18:50:48 GMT
By Tamara Ebrahimpour, Press TV, Tehran

Throughout history, headgears have played a significant role in Persian society and have been used to represent profession, race and social status.

Click above to read more on the types of Headgears.





 Courtesy : K F Keravala



Spahbod Rustam Farrukh-Hormazd and The Faith Making Battle of Qadisyyeh


Given below is an article written by Sir Jehangir C Coyajee on The battle of Qadisyyeh and the Sehpapati Rustom  Farrokhzaad.


All those who want to read the whole article please click the URL given below.






With the present happening in our community, history seems to be repeating it self !




Courtesy : K F Keravala




Bombay Parsi Panchayat – Schedule of Trustees’ Elections



Sr.No. Event Dates.

1. Last date of New Enrollments for eligibillity for voting

(as per B.H.C.order dated 30-04-08). 30-04-08.

2. Availabilility of final List of members on the General/Donor Registers. 21-07-08.

3. Nominations forms for Trustees’ Election will be issued and accepted from28-07-08.

4. Last date for filing Nomination to Trustees’ Election. 02-09-08.

5. Last date of withdrawal of Nominations. 18-09-08.

6. Publishing of the names of candidates in newspapers. 21-09-08.

7. Last date for collecting Member Certificate or its Duplicate. 01-10-08.

8. Election dates at six centres from 10.00 am. to 6.00 pm.

i) Khareghat Memorial Hall,Khareghat Colony,Hughes Road,Mumbai- 400 007. 04-10-08.

ii) Rustom Baug,Byculla. 05-10-08.

iii) SirJ.J. School Building, Ground Floor,Fort. Mumbai

Changed to

Cusrow Baugh, Coloba, Mumbai 11-10-08.

iv) Sir Shapurji Bharucha Baug,Andheri (West). 12-10-08.

iv) Sir J.J. School Building,Ground Floor,Fort.Mumbai. . 18-10-08.

vi) J.B.Vatcha School,Dadar. Mumbai 400 014.

Changed to

Dadar Parsi Gymkhana, Mumbai 19-10-08.

9. Declaration of election results by Scrutinizer and President latest by 27-10-08.

10. Result to be published on the Notice Board of the B.P.P. latest by 27-10-08.

11. Result to be published in Newspapers latest by 28-10-08.

Results declared on 23-10-08

By order of the Trustees


Chief Executive

Bombay Parsi Punchayet.

Printed for Public awareness

by Mr.Mehernosh P.Fitter.

World Zoroastrian News Network (WZNN)

WZNN – World Zoroastrian News Network


WZNN is the “World Zoroastrian News Network” for all Zoroastrians around the world and doesn’t belong to any specific group, organization, country or geographic area.

The purpose of WZNN is to report unbiased Zoroastrian news from all over the world and provide a platform where people can read the news, post the news, post their comments, and discuss the news and events.

Due to the massive ongoing migration of Zoroastrians to all corners of the world, an interactive Zoroastrian news network was much needed. Our mission is to report Zoroastrian news and provide a platform to enable Zoroastrians to stay connected and aware of each other. To accomplish this, WZNN has reporters all over the world who attend the Zoroastrian events and write reports for WZNN. We are looking forward to expand our worldwide network.

If you know English or Persian and are interested to help us write, edit or translate the news, send us an email to info@WZNN.org

Could Anyone Help Translate ?

Dear friends,
Hi, found this Beautiful, Divine picture sometime back on the net and since then have been curious as to : –
1) What are the words written in this picture and
2) What is their meaning.
Sometime back during the Kadmi muktad days i asked an elderly Irani lady who used to come to Mithaiwalla agiary with her family for the muktad prayers. She told me that it looked very much like the ancient Dari language. She told me that it is neither Humata, Hukhta, Hvarashta nor is it Manashni, Gavashni, Kunashni, but she could not tell me exactly what was written as she was not that familiar with the language. Unfortunately none of the other Irani ladies there could tell me.
Could any one of you help please?
Ushta Te…….

Coming Together Roundtable – Bi-Annual Report

Dear Friends and Members of the “Coming Together Roundtable”,

In our endeavor to keep the spirit of “Coming Together Roundtable” we have been working towards meeting with the goals set out in the last Round Table held in Mumbai at the Mancherji Joshi Hall at the Dadar Athornan Madressa on January 15, 2008.

To read a quick review of the developments since then, click here :

Round Table Six Monthly Report – June 2008

For reference to the annexures to the report, click on the links within the report.

Of course, there is lots to do and much more to achieve, and with the active co-operation of the community we are sure to make greater strides in the coming years.

“And They Came to India”

Avesthagen and Mallika Sarabhai present “And They Came to India”

India Infoline News Service / Mumbai Sep 09, 2008 14:52

An original dance theatre performance celebrating a historic journey and a new beginning

Avesthagen Limited, India’s leading Life Sciences Company brings to you, in association with Mallika Sarabhai and Darpana, an original dance theatre performance celebrating the historic journey of the Parsis titled “And They Came To India”. Of the many different people who have migrated to India over the centuries, one group that stands out for its industriousness and maintenance of their ethnic difference is the Parsi. From before the birth of Zarathustra, this dance theatre piece traces the early Persians and their myths, the birth of Zoroastrianism and their final flight to India.

Click above to read the full article.


Courtesy : K F Keravala

Free Invite To Mallika Sarabhai Show

Dear all,

Mallika Sarabhai and her troupe presents a dance performance celebrating our historic journey and a new beginning titled “And Then They Came To India” – check out the attachment. They have made several performances in the South and have been a hit so far. They will be performing in many other cities all over India – check out their itinerary in the attachment. .

This is really wonderful. Please pass this on to all your friends. Those interested can go for the performance which is free and seating is available ON FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. They will be performing in Mumbai at the Nehru centre on 19th Sept at 6.30 p.m. (approx a one hour show). No advance booking for this show and you are advised to come as early as possible to take your seats.

Of the many groups who have migrated to India, one group stands out for their industriousness and maintenance of their ethnic difference – i.e. the Parsis. From before the birth of Zarathushtra, this dance theatre piece traces the early Persians, their myths, the birth of Zoroastrianism, and coming of the Parsis to India.

For further details you can call Anil on 09886004456.

This show has been sponsored by Villoo Morawala Patell of Avesthagen.

Click above text for the attachments

Love and Happiness always.

Courtesy : Rusi J Mistry

Chief Principles of Our Zoroastrian Religion


From the book ZARATHUSHTRA and his teachings

Author: Dasturji Khurshed Sahpoorji Dabu


·   Religion should be a living force in our life, and should not be confined to a study of scriptural texts.  In other words, our behaviour should indicate if religion is permeating (Spreading or spread throughout) it on all occasions.


·   Religion should be like a perfume spreading sweet influence through each thought word and deed.


Zarathushtra has laid down some virtues, which each one of his followers must show in daily conduct.


1) Each Zoroastrian must be good and beneficent in conduct towards all around him.

2) He cannot injure the interests of any man or living being.

3) Our speech has to be sweet and beneficial.

4) Goodness is Godliness and true Zoroastrian should be a ministering angel to all. God is so gracious in providing our needs without any expectation of a reward. So should we radiate goodness every moment of our life.

5) A Zoroastrian always tries to avoid unnecessary dissensions    (Disagreement among those expected to cooperate) as he is asked to be “a bridge over a gulf dividing two sects”, by seeing the underlying unity, inspite of conflicting view points.

      He is a peacemaker and would recognize some truth in every aspect of many-sided arguments.“ To see the other fellow’s viewpoint “ needs great tact.

 6) A Zoroastrian should never force his own opinion on another, as there is freedom of conscience for each one of us. “Forced conversions” are Never successful or long lasting.  Zoroaster’s very first sermon (Gatha 30) asks each one of the audience to use his or her “light of reason” and then formulate one’s own belief.

 7) The Zoroastrian doctrine of self sacrifice enjoins all of us to consider the welfare of others before that of our own.  We grow by giving and not by acquisitive greed.  We are trustees of what we possess and should willingly share our gifts with others.  Charity is a special virtue amongst the Parsis, because they think it their duty to improve the lot of those, who are not so fortunate in many directions. 


The axiom laid down by Zarathushtra is:

If you wish to be happy, make others happy.

            In proportion as we render others happy, are we entitled to similar  bounty from God.



Courtesy : Aakanksha Enterprises (ACD)