Aspandarmad Promotes Piety & Devotion

Aspandarmad Promotes Piety & Devotion

By Noshir H. Dadrawala

(this article appeared in Jame Jamshed dt. 19 July 2010)

Aspandarmad / Spendarmad is the twelfth and last month of the Zoroastrian calendar. This holy month is dedicated to Spenta Armaity – the Divinity that presides over Mother Earth.

The term Spenta has been variously translated as increasing, growing, good, holy & benevolent; while the term Armaity has been variously translated to mean devotion, piety & peace. In other words Spenta Armaity is an Amesha Spentas that advances peace and piety in this world. Little wonder she has been constantly referred to in the Gatha.

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