Asho Zarathosht No Diso – Application to Life

WZO Board Member Kayomarsh P. Mehta has kindly shared an article which provides thoughts on the day of remembrance of the death of Zarathustra, Zarathost-No-Diso, which is on 26th December 2021 according to the Fasli calendar. We thank Kayomarsh for his contribution which can inspire us all in our daily lives. ****************************************************************************** ASHO ZARATHUSHTRA’S DEATH…

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Zartosht No-Diso: The Zoroastrian Remembrance of the Death of Zarathushtra

  This year Zartosht-No-Diso will be on 26th December 2021, according to the Fasli Calendar. We hope you find the following article about this day, its meaning and how we can commemorate it both informative and enlightening. This article has been kindly contributed by WZO Member, SOAS scholar and fellow Zoroastrian Pablo Vazquez. ***************************************************************************** What…

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Shab-e Yalda: The Zoroastrian Winter Solstice 

We are delighted to be able to share two articles about the festival of Yalda which is celebrated by Zoroastrians on 21st December. The second article, contributed by Pablo Vazquez, discusses how celebration of the festival has evolved over time. We thank both contributors for these articles which we hope you will find informative and…

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Yalda – The Winter Solstice

We are delighted to be able to share two articles about the festival of Yalda which is celebrated by Zoroastrians on 21st December. The first article, by WZO committee member Fariborz Rahnamoon, gives an overview of the festival and how it is celebrated. We thank both contributors for these articles which we hope you will…

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WZO Newsletter Issue 4

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You can read Issue 4 of the WZO Newsletter by following the link below. In this issue we talk to Cyrus Todiwala about his career and experience, introduce our new office bearers along with other interesting news and information. https://mailchi.mp/d31fff05ed8a/wzo-newsletter-issue-4

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Abanegan: The Zoroastrian Celebration of the Waters

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  Abanegan: The Zoroastrian Celebration of the Waters     What is Abanegan? Abanegan (also known as Jashan-e Aban or Aban Ardvisur Jashan) is celebrated when the day of Aban occurs in the month of Aban. This usually occurs around October 26th according to the Fasli calendar used by many Iranian Zoroastrians, though those following the…

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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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WZO Priestly Services

WZO Priestly Services WZO is pleased to offer the priestly services shown below of their newly appointed, young resident priest, Ervad Fali Madon.  All these services can be performed by Fali alone. However, if any additional priest(s) is/are desired then we will be happy to assist you in sourcing them. Their costs will be a…

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