Category Archives: Prayers

Weekly Zoroastrian Scripture Extract: Ervad Soli P. Dastur

Our dear friend and respected Ervad Saheb Soli P. Dastur of Florida, USA informs us about the web presence of his extremely popular Weekly Zoroastrian Scripture Extract. More than 75+ and counting episodes are now available online. Ervad Solibhai writes   Hello all Tele Class friends: All WZSEs to date (77 in all) now available…

Refresher Program for Ervads, Ostas, Behdins and Pasbaans at the Cama Athornan In Mumbai

Below is a public service announcement received via email. WITH THE BLESSINGS OF LATE SETH MERWANJI MUNCHERJI CAMA – OUR BENEFACTOR, The EX-STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION of THE M.F. CAMA ATHORNAN INSTITUTE takes great pleasure to announce 12th RESIDENTIAL REFRESHER PROGRAMME FOR ERVADS and OSTAS  5th RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP FOR “BEHDIN PASBAANS” The Ex-Students’ Association of the Mr.…

Doa-E-Tandorasti Prayers

Below is a video of Ervad Kobad Jamshed praying the Doa-e-Tandorasti. The prayers are being recited at the San Jose Dar-E-Mehr in California, USA. Video filmed by Rusi Sorabji.

Sandalwood and Money at the Fire Temple

When we go to the Agiary or Atash Behram to pray, we sometimes do things involuntarily without knowing if our actions are right or wrong. One such example is when offering money along with the sandalwood at the kebla. Ervad Marzban J. Hathiram, good friend and editor of Frashogard writes about this very aspect in…

The fun of being a Parsee

It lies in many things…. It’s like belonging to an exclusive Club worldwide. Birth, the only credential and consideration; nothing, but nothing else works, no sirree! No waiting lists, no entrance fees, no other eligibility! A minuscule community, incurably Diaspora, but which nonetheless has woven its way into virtually every corner of the world. A…

The consecration of a new Afarganyu for a Daremeher

Dear friend and Panthaki Saheb of the Behram Baug Daremeher, Ervad Marzban J. Hathiram has a very nice article about the consecration of a new Afarganyu for the Ustad Saheb Behramshah Nowroji Shroff Daremeher Readers of Frashogard would recall that I had written about the deeply mystical significance of the Afarganyu which holds the Atash…

Weaving a Kasti: Threads of Continuity

Ashdeen Z Lilaowala walks us through the creation of the hallowed Zoroastrian kusti or sacred thread that is an integral part of spiritual tradition among members of the Parsi community [ TOI Article Link ] The Sudreh and Kusti have become universal symbols of the Zoroastrian faith. While there are no written records of when…

Trying to keep the faith alive

Zoroastrians face the challenge of religion becoming extinct, as only a handful choose to become priests By Sudeshna Chowdhury | Mid-Day The list of woes for the Parsi community is long winding. In addition to their dwindling numbers, Parsis are also plagued with the problem of few opting to take up priestly studies resulting in…Read More

Life After Death: Concepts in Zoroastrianism

The following is an article on “Life After Death as in Zoroastrianism” by Ervad Pervez D. Mithaiwala, revealed to us by Behesti Minocher N. Pundol Saheb as per teachings of Magav Sahebs of Demaavand Koh, Iran. The article although lengthy, vividly describes a Zerthosti Rawaan’s journey to this world from Hasti and its return to…Read More