This website is dedicated to the Zoroastrian religion that was initiated by Zoroaster (Zarathushtra Spitama).

More than 3500 years ago Zarathushtra revealed to mankind that there is only ONE GOD whom he referred to as Ahura Mazda (Lord of Wisdom). Zarathushtra was known to the ancient Greeks as Zoroaster and hence the religion he introduced is called Zoroastrianism. It was the dominant religion for more than a thousand years in ancient Persia during the Achaemenian, Parthian & Sassanian Empires that flourished from 558 BCE to 652 CE. The Zoroastrian Achaemenian Empire was the largest empire in recorded history and under the Persian King Cyrus it extended from Macedonia in the West to the Indian Indus River in the East and from the Caucuses Mountains in the North to Egypt in the South. Zoroastrianism was marginalized by the advent of Arab invasion in 652 CE but many people still adhere to their faith in Islamic Iran, Azerbaijan, Tajiskistan and Southern Russia which are parts of ancient Persia. In the tenth century, a group of Zoroastrians from Pars in Iran fled to India due to religious persecution. In India, they were granted asylum to practice their faith which they do to this day and these Zoroastrians in the Indian sub-continent are known as Parsees.

According to Zarathushtra, Ahura Mazda is full of wisdom and has bestowed upon us, human beings, the power to think and reason so that we can discern between good and evil and rationally choose our own path in life. The freedom to choose is the underlying principle of Zarathushtra’s religion and the dualism reflected in the Gathas, the hymns composed by Zarathushtra and incorporated in the Avesta, the religious book of the Zoroastrians, is not cosmic but moral. Of all the living species on earth only humans can articulate and differentiate between right and wrong and employ their mind to be creative, constructive and progressive or unimaginative, destructive and ignorant. Good and evil are confined to the human mind, and thoughts, when translated into words and actions can produce good or bad results. Humans are ultimately responsible for their choices and reap the consequences of their actions. The law of consequences is not intended to punish but to deliver enlightenment and understanding for what is true and right. Evil can be eliminated by making the wrongful become righteous and by changing human minds through knowledge and understanding. According to Zarathushtra: "Happiness comes to those who make others happy". Zoroastrianism is an ethical religion and teaches that mortals can achieve spiritual completeness and make this world a better place for themselves and for others, by fighting evil and following the Zoroastrian creed of Humata, Hukhta and Havarastra (Good Thoughts, Good Words and Good Deeds).

The winged symbol in the background is the Fravashi, also known as Faravahar or Farohar. For more information click on "Fravashi" in the left column.

Information and some relevant references are also provided on Zoroastrian Calendar, Prayers, Fire-temples, etc.

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