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Origins of the Zoroastrian Priesthood

On the Origins of the Zoroastrian Priesthood


Dear friends,


Some queries have been raised regarding the origin of Priesthood in India and the division of the various ecclesiastical jurisdictions.


All Parsi priests of India draw their origin from Mobed Shahpur Mobed Sheriar, who is believed to be one of the Ashavan level priests [see my earlier posts as to what an Ashavan level person means] who brought the original Parsis to India by boat, the other being Mobed Hormuzdiar Ervad Ramiyar, both under the guidance of Dastur Nairyosangh Dhaval, who was the leader of the contingent of nearly 2000 men women and children.

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