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Khurshed Batliwala’s webinars on Happiness and Well-being continue to wow the Parsi community!   



Khurshed Batliwala’s webinars on Happiness and Well-being continue to wow the Parsi community! 

Khurshed holds an M.Sc. in Mathematics from the prestigious IIT Bombay. He chose the unconventional path of becoming a teacher of Meditation with the Art of Living Foundation immediately after graduation.  The inspiring speaker has worked with the Foundation for 27 years and travelled across the world teaching people how to lead happy, productive, creative lives by harnessing the power of meditation.

Khurshed, an Author, Personal Coach , Senior  Mentor and a renowned Speaker addressed the Parsi community in his second webinar on 19th July, 2020, facilitated by Jehangir Bisney of Hyderabad.

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Viewers enjoyed the simple, practical yet powerful principles of well-being and happiness professed by the speaker after which they were led into meditative bliss. People commented that this was the first time they really understood what meditation is, and how profound an effect it can have in their lives. Khurshed`s  charming, articulate style and wisdom are greatly appreciated by the Parsi community, who have requested him to conduct more such inspiring interactions.

With his colleague Dinesh Ghodke, he has co-authored two books ‚Äď Ready, Study, Go! published by Harper Collins and Happiness Express published by Amazon-Westland. Ready, Study, Go! is for anyone who wants to figure out how to use their brain effectively and efficiently and has helped countless students excel in their work. Happiness Express is a an all-inclusive life instruction manual on well-being. It has amazing tips and easy to follow guidelines and manages to tickle the brain and touch the heart at the same time.

With his team, Khurshed Batliwala has created hundreds of YouTube videos for his 100,000+ subscriber base there. You can subscribe to his channel and watch them on

He has more than 1,64,000 followers on FaceBook ‚Äď his handle there and on Instagram is @khurshedbatliwala

The Spiritualist`s ¬†posts on LinkedIn trend quite often under various Hashtags ‚Äď his profile is on¬†

You will find his website and blog on
Khurshid Batliwala brings to the table a smooth blend of technology and ancient Indian Spirituality. He is an articulate and forthright Zoroastrian  who is known for his warmth, wit and wisdom.

Zoroastrian Studies Seminar Series At University of Toronto

Zoroastrian Studies Seminar Series Winter-Spring 2023
University of Toronto
The Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies in
collaboration with the Encyclopaedia Iranica Foundation
& the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America present

Zoroastrian Studies Seminar Series
Winter-Spring 2023

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“Conception and representation of the Zoroastrian Rituals”
Professor Alberto Cantera
Freie Universität BerlinFriday, February 17, 1:00 PM Eastern Time
“On the Transmission of the Zoroastrian Texts”
Professor Almut Hintze
University of LondonFriday, April 14, 1:00 PM Eastern Time
“Zoroastrian Norms in Sasanian Law”
Professor Maria Macuch
Freie Universität BerlinFriday, May 12, 1:00 PM Eastern Time
“Happiness in the Zoroastrian Traditions of Iran and India”
Professor Jamsheed K. Choksy
Indiana University
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The Zoroastrian Shahenshahi (Parsi) calendar 2023-2024 is here!

Looking for a fun and colorful way to follow the roj each day? Do you enjoy adorable illustrations that brighten up your day? Then you need the new calendar from Crispy Doodles!
This calendar features 13 original and charming illustrations of Zoroastrian kids and scenes that will make you smile every month.
Whether you are a kid or an adult, you will enjoy this calendar’s playful design and practical layout. It’s the perfect gift for yourself or your loved ones this Navroze.
Order yours today and get ready for a year of happiness!
This¬†calendar features roj’s for each day, hamkaras and important dates like Khordad Saal and Navroze.¬†The calendar also has 13 months (August 2023- August 2024) for an easy transition from one year to the next.
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Dear Sunday school / Religious Class teachers,
If you have a class or a dar-e-mehr you meet at please send me your address and I would be happy to send you a complimentary copy so you can use it in class.
Bulk order discounts are available.
Limited copies! Order early to avoid disappointment.
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NoRooz Celebration 2022 Kurdistan – Awat Darya and Yesna Organization

Dear Zoroastrians, Ushta, I hope you are all well and in peace.


On March 20, 2022, as a member of the committee preparing for Nowruz celebrations in Sulaymaniyah province, Kurdistan, among 16 members, I as the representative of the Zoroastrians and Azad Saeed, director of Yesna Organization for the Development of Zoroastrian Philosophy in Kurdistan, we celebrated with all the Zoroastrians in Sulaymaniyah, it was happy celebrations, where more than ten  Thousands of Zoroastrians and non-Zoroastrians participated in this event.


It was broadcasted live on numerous TV and Radio channels, and we as Zoroastrians gave an example of how the celebrations of Nowruz were conducted in the time of the Sassanids when the Zoroastrian religion was spread in the homeland of the Aryans (ancient Iran), which extended from the borders of India to the borders of China, passing through Asia Minor in Tajikistan  And Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, present Iran, Kurdistan and Mesopotamia along the eastern side of the Euphrates River, where we presented a play that embodies the spirit of celebrations on Nowruz festivals at that time, to make people understand that Nowruz holidays have become part of the heritage and traditions of the Aryan peoples who still celebrate it as a Feast.


On behalf of the Zoroastrians of Kurdistan and Iraq, we congratulate you on the holidays of Nowruz, hoping that it will be the beginning of goodness, love, peace, prosperity and happiness for all human beings in the world.



And most importantly, the Prime Minister of Iraq, has declared NoRooz as a National Holiday (after so many centuries)




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Specific prayers for specific needs

Are there any specific prayers linked to various needs like seeking help in sickness etc.?

  • by Ramiyar Karanjia

* The primary aim of prayer in any religion is to elevate the mind and awaken the soul. This automatically gives rise to other beneficial effects like peace, health and happiness.
* Zoroastrian prayers are also a great source of health and healing. In the Ardibahesht Yasht, where five types of healings are mentioned, healing by prayers is listed as the highest type of healing since it heals from within. Apart from health and healing, prayers are helpful for other aspects of life too, for instance there are prayers for success, courage and confidence.
* The following are some main prayers for specific purposes:

  • Khorshed and Meher Nyash for intellect and spiritual energy;
  • Mah Bokhtar Nyash for peace of mind, psychological problems, depression, lunacy, at the time of surgery and for recovery after surgery;
  • Atash Nyash for seeking help from the sacred fire;
  • Hormazd Yasht for positive energy and wellbeing;
  • Haptan Yasht for any general planetary problems and afflictions;
  • Ardibahesht Yasht for general health, wellbeing, immunity and recovery from fever and other general illnesses;
  • Khordad Yasht for employment, job and career;
  • Avan Ardvisur Nyash and Avan Yasht for issues related to conception, child birth, menstruation and urinary tract problems;
  • Tir Yasht for eye strength and eye related problems.

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Invitation – The Good Mind – Nurturing Nature – A Zoroastrian Perspective on Sustainable Development




Please join us on the Sun, 18 Sep 2022 at 8am PST, 11am ET, 4pm UK, 8.30pm IST, 11pm SGT Meeting ID: 820 3398 4161 Passcode: GOODMIND

We will highlight the concept of the Queen’s Green Canopy project

There will be an address by Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL


The Good Mind – Nurturing Nature, a reciprocal relationship for the Good of Individuals and the Collective The Nurturing Nature is the nature of the ‚ÄėFravashi‚Äô ‚Äď that essence of Ahura Mazda in every aspect of Creation.

Dr. Shirin Madon is an Associate Professor at the London School of Economics and teaches courses on technology in the development and humanitarian sectors. She carries out research studying community health governance structure, and on digital identity platforms for refugee management. She seeks to understand the value of the innovation for organisations managing humanitarian assistance, for partner organisations and affected communities.

In this session Shirin will draw on her ongoing research on primary healthcare in Karnataka to highlight the importance of community engagement during acute crises such as COVID-19 and routine public health priorities while improving understanding of the term ‚Äėresilience‚Äô.

Ervad Tehemton Mirza: volunteers religious and spiritual services to Zoroastrians in South Western Ontario and Michigan. He has published articles on Zoroastrianism, spoken on Zoroastrian topics and teaches courses at the NAMC Institute of Zoroastrian studies. He currently serves as the President of the North American Mobeds Council and heads the NAMC Institute of Zoroastrian Studies. CPA by profession, he is also a marathoner.

In this talk Ervad Tehemton will discuss some of the concepts of Sustainable Development (UN 17 SDGs) in the light of the Zoroastrian Faith.

The Zoroastrian Faith includes timeless time-tested messages that inspire good actions for Happiness and Harmony which encompass all aspects of life including different aspects of Sustainable Development. These principles guide material progress while promoting Mental and Spiritual development at the Collective and Individual levels for the Good of All. The Good of All Рat the Collective and Individual Level is also appreciated as the essence of all Faiths, the UN 17 SDGs, Science and good Governance among other groups of Good Thoughts and Actions. Previous webinars have formed programmes at the Parliament of the World’s Religions Recordings available.

Webinar – The Good Mind – Nurturing Nature

The Good Mind – Nurturing Nature – Zoroastrianism and Sustainable Development

Enabled by Mr. Yazdi Tantra

Co-ordinated and moderated by Dr. Karishma Koka (PhD, Neuroscience)


Globally Regarded As One Of The Most Highly Revered Senior-most Zarathushti Head Priest In Iran.


BaNaMeh Ahura Mazda

To Think A Good Thought, To Speak A Good Word, To Do A Good Deed Is Righteousness.

Happiness Comes To Those Who Choose To Live With The Consciousness Of Righteousness.

And With That Preciousness, Ladies And Gentlemen…

This Is Meher Amalsad From California,  And With Immense Pleasure,

I would like To Speak A Few Words In Honor Of Our Highly Respected Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary, at this very special commemoration ceremony in his Honor on Father’s Day in Iran.

He is globally regarded as one of the most Highly Revered Senior-most Zarathushti Head Priest in Iran.

I have had the good fortune of knowing him as a passionate Mobed and a compassionate family friend for the past 35-Plus Years.

And over the years,  we have had this distinctive opportunity to work together towards supporting our Future Generation In Iran, through the World Zoroastrian Youth Congresses, and via other communal endeavors that were focused on promoting our Zarathushti youth in Iran. And I have truly appreciated his kindness and graciousness towards reaching out to humanity.

Presently, he is also serving as the Senior Advisor and the Guiding Light for the BaHumata Global Prayer, Leadership And Entrepreneurship Monthly Webinar Series, for which we are truly grateful.


My Dear And Respected Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary…

You have been an inspiration for serving the worldwide Zarthoshti community, with a commendable willingness to share your wisdom and knowledge, along with your scholastic contribution of numerous articles on various religious subjects.

You have been a pioneer in Avesta recitations through the best researched pronunciations, which were shared globally through your conducted classes, teaching media, as well as through audio recordings, in conjunction with your published book on Khordeh Avesta, which has been standardized for teaching,  as well as for public prayer recitations.

You have been an avid promoter of Gender Equity, Human Equality and Communal Equanimity,  by spearheading the basis and graduation of eight Lady Mobedyars in Iran.

Being officiated in the Yasna rituals,  you have trained five very proficient Mobeds to replace you in that role,  for which I salute you with all my heart and spirit.


Now For Those Who Don’t  Know…

Our Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary¬†¬†has been awarded the ‚ÄúChehre Mandegar‚ÄĚ (Everlasting personality) by the Tehran Zarthoshty Anjuman,¬†¬†for his 50 plus years of selfless service to our community as well as humanity.

He has been appointed as the Marriage Registrar for Zoroastrians of Tehran, by the Justice Ministry of the Iranian government,   which he conducts with immense joy and pride.

Our Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary  has represented Iran, and participated in panel discussions at several prominent venues namely:  the Parzor UNESCO Filing of Novrooz amongst UNESCO’s World Cultural listings, The World Zoroastrian Congress in Tehran, and Tehran University celebrations of UNESCO’s declaration of the 2000th year of Iranian Culture.

He has also been involved in numerous national and international seminars on Iranian culture and interfaith meetings, the last being his Panel and Prayer sessions at the 2019 Ninth European Conference of Iranian Studies held at Berlin University.

In addition to serving as a Mobed, he built an outstanding career that spanned over 5-decades, as an Industrial Electronics Engineer after receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from India in 1958.

For 10-years, he was employed by J. N. Marshall & Co – a Parsi Owned Engineering firm in India, where he held responsible and prominent positions as the Service and Branch Manager.

In 1968, he married Mehrangiz from Iran and a year later returned to Iran,  where he was first employed by IBM international and then transferred to Honeywell Controls in Tehran,  where he served as the Head of the Electrical and Instrumentation department for over 20+ years.  Even though he officially retired in 1999, he continued to work until 2016. That’s What I Call A Commendable Dedication.

Ladies And Gentlemen:

It is said that: How We Think About Our World, Changes Our World

My Dear And Respected Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary:

Your Forward And Insightful Thinking,  has helped to change the inner world of many Zarathushtis in Iran and worldwide.

Your name¬†‚ÄúMehraban‚Ä̬†means kind, but you are kinder than kind.

You truly are a person who is¬†‚Äúgifted with a spiritual and luminous face, emanating vibrant energy coupled with the knowledge, wisdom and ability to propagate the pristine message of our prophet Zarathushtra‚ÄĚ.

And that‚Äôs why you are revered as a¬†‚ÄúPeer‚ÄĚ,¬†the eldest, and most enlightened dedicated Iranian Mobed.¬†¬†¬†But with utmost humility and modesty, you still prefer to be addressed as¬†‚ÄúMobed Mehraban Firouzgary‚ÄĚ.

I Love That Spirit Of Humility And Dignity In You.

You Truly Are A Gem Of A Human Being For Which I Salute You With All My Love And Light

Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary, it has been a joy and a privilege;  of knowing you as a Special Friend.

So, At This Very Special Commemoration Celebration in your Honor

I Thank You For Your Fatherly Guidance To Our Zarathushti Community And Humanity.

I am grateful for the gift of your friendship and thankful for the blessing of your leadership.

And, I wish you a life filled with Love, Light, Grace, Joy And Peace.

Be Blessed And Stay Blessed With The Blessings Of Ahura Mazda.  Ushta-Te And Ushta-Ve


Happiness Today, Love Always To You My Dear Respected Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary

Meher Amalsad

Westminster, California, USA


A Special Dedication In Honor Of Our Highly Respected Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary – Head Priest, Iran

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