The Mehergan Festival: Advent of autumn

Thursday, September 22, 2016 is the autumn equinox, the first day of fall.  The autumn equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from north to south and vice versa in March (www.timeanddate.com). For Zarathushtis, this celestial event is marked by celebrating the ancient autumnal festival of Mehergan.

63aafefd-be5e-40dd-9ec8-ef1d542839dbMehergan is the cover story of the latest issue (summer 2016) of the FEZANA Journal.

Articles by Fariborz Rahnamoon, Guest Editor of this issue, on Mehergan and Hiromba describe  historical aspects and also  provide engaging stories associated with these events. Have you ever wondered about the relationship of Mithra in our religion?  What does it have to do with the Roman Mithras and the Mitra of the Rig Veda? Neville Gustad Panthaky and Ervad Tehemton Mirza have shared their explanations in the current issue of the Journal.

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The cover of the summer 2016 issue of the Fezana Journal  which tells this story in a pictorial format, is now available on the Fezana website. The  poster is found in the resources tab, for download and display anywhere that Mehrgan is celebrated.