Zoroastrianism is an organized religion in a religion group (mazdan) of its own has five holy sites, all located in the de jure persian empire: dashtestan: location of the great fire of adur farnbag (glory-given)revered by the priestly estate and the first among the three great fires. Note: citations are based on reference standards however, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Zoroastrianism is one of the world's oldest monotheistic religions it was founded by the prophet zoroaster in ancient iran approximately 3500 years ago. Therefore, it can be rightly said that zoroastrian philosophy, which was the main religious belief system of ancient persians and, for several hundred years was the basis of the parisian culture and their life style, now is almost forgotten.
In general, reformist zoroastrians accept converts to the religion and traditionalists do not some traditionalists, however, accept spouses and the offspring of mixed marriages yet there is no overarching power like a pope in zoroastrianism, so councils and high priests have local authority. Though the total number of zoroastrians in indian population is very less yet they continue to be one of the important religious communities of india according to the 2001 census, there were around 70,000 members of the zoroastrian faith in india. By reviewing the history of zoroastrians after the arab invasion, one may conclude that it was a miracle that zoroastrianism survived the harsh treatment of history as once dastoor bode said, “ so many religions and nations have become part of ancient history. She was one of thousands of zoroastrians gathered at chak chak in the central iranian desert for a five-day pilgrimage that is the biggest annual event in the religion's calendar.
Zoroastrians celebrate the winter solstice as a triumph of good over evil as nights begin to shorten as the time of daylight lengthens this celebration is commonly known as yalda or shab-e yalda. A priesthood called the magi dominated the medes religion the major god of the medes was zurvan, a god of time and destiny a god among the persians was mazda, and in western persia the god mithra and goddess anahita were worshiped. Ultimately religion and culture are inseparable in many ways for thousands of years, various societies have had some form of religion at the center of their cultural beliefs and practices. Zoroastrians of 19th-century yazd and kerman zoroastrianism was once the state religion of the later achaemenid (550-330 bce) and sasanian empires (224-642 ce. Adherents of zoroastrianism are found throughout the world, with the largest populations residing in iran and india approximately 18,000 zoroastrians are found in north america, and as of 2007 around 250 reside in georgia.
Today most of the religious orders, including traditionalist zoroastrians, have priests for themselves we have a few more examples in guru, yogi, and mogul arabic maja»s occurs in the quran. Zoroastrians are followers of one of the world’s oldest monotheistic religions founded by the prophet zarathushtra more than 3,000 years ago in ancient iran zoroastrians have long-served as. The achaemenians established the first “universal empire” across linguistic and cultural frontiers, practicing religious and ethnic tolerance for their subjects the achaemenians were defeated by alexander the great in 330 bce, and the city of persepolis, along with its library of religious texts, was destroyed by fire.
“this religion will restore the real culture and religion of the kurdish people,” says luqman al-haj karim, a senior representative of zoroastrianism and head of the zoroastrian organisation, zand, who believes that his belief system is more “kurdish” than most. Religious beliefs influence culture in a variety of ways certainly before societies were as civilized as ours, religious beliefs and culture were much more effectively mixed today, religious. But zoroastrians can never marry muslims or the family will cut them out of their lives even if the muslim spouse isn't even religious at all and the zoroastrian spouse doesn't convert they still will be cut out of the communityalso the problem is some even older zoroastrians aren't practicing the beliefs anymore or prayers so they won't pass. The parthians were also zoroastrians and were also tolerant of the religious beliefs of conquered lands during the approximately five hundred years of the parthian empire, there were continuous battles with the romans.
The entire affair paints a poignant picture of the idea of freedom of religion in iran, where zoroastrians are vulnerable to pressures of conversion, official retaliation and discriminatory. Beliefs and sacred texts zoroastrianism can be best summed up by its three core values: good thoughtsgood words good deeds zoroastrians believe there is only one god, called ahura mazda (wise lord), and that he created the world. Zoroastrians avidly donate to social and educational charities and believe that all people are equal zoroastrianism is frequently mistaken for a fire-worshipping religion the truth is that zoroastrians worship god and consider natural elements to represent features of god.