Mehregan – The Zoroastrian Celebration of Autumn

Mehregan: The Zoroastrian Celebration of Autumn     Saturday 2nd October 2021 is the Zoroastrian celebration of Mehregan. We take the opportunity to publish an article about this festival to increase understanding of its history and meaning. This article has been kindly contributed by WZO Member, SOAS scholar and fellow Zoroastrian Pablo Vazquez. What is…

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Farvardin – progress, learning and gratitude by Dr Karishma Koka

The following article has kindly been written for WZO by Dr Koka to help us understand the application of the concept of Farvandin. Progress, Learning and Gratitude The Fravardigan (the last 10 days of the year) and the first month of the year – Fravardin – highlight the importance of progress and our gratitude to…

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Farvardin by Kayomarsh Mehta

The article below explains the concept of Farvardin, the significance of our Fravashi and how it can help each one of us to lead a true Zoroastrian life. It has been written by WZO Board Member Kayomarsh P. Mehta (kayomehta@aol.com) at the Zarathushti Learning Center of North America in Burr Ridge, Illinois, USA. We extend our thanks to him for allowing…

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The Neo Zoroastrian Project Surveys (SOAS)

WZO has received a request for our members and supporters to assist in academic research being undertaken by Ruzbeh Hodiwala at SOAS, University of London. Ruzbeh writes, “I am a Ph.D. student at SOAS working with Professor Almut Hintze on an ethnographic study of ‘Zoroastrians-by-choice.’ I was born and raised in India and came to…

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WZO congratulates FEZANA on the establishment of a Professorship in North America

The World Zoroastrian Organisation congratulates Fezana on the establishment of a new Professorship at the University of Toronto which we hope will contribute to greater understanding of our Zoroastrian religion in the future. “FEZANA, the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America, at its 34th Annual General Meeting announced it has reached its matching fundraising…

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ZSBC Gatha Discussion- “ASHA as per the Gathas” on Sunday 20 June 2021

Please join Fariborz Rahnamoon and the ZSBC (Zoroastrian Society of British Columbia) for a seminar titled “Asha as per the Gathas”. Fariborz is a WZO board member as well as a past President of ZSBC, and has spent over 40 years researching Zarathushti religion and history. The discussion is part of a series which provide…

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