Popular Parsi Myths XII

Over the past year, Parsi Times ran 12-part series on ‘Parsi Parabs’ which was very well received and received great feedback from our readers. This was followed by a 12-part series on ‘Popular Parsi Myths’, which won ever greater appreciation! Parsi Times is thankful to our erudite Zoroastrian Scholar, Noshir H. Dadrawala, whose immense religio-cultural […]

A Unique Zoroastrian Insight: ‘Vighnaharta’ And ‘Verethragna’ As Remover Of Obstacles

Lord Ganesha is invoked before commencing anything significant and it is for this reason that he is called the ‘Lord of Beginnings’. He is also known as Vighnaharta or remover of obstacles. The concept of Vighnaharta or remover of obstacles resonates with the Zoroastrian concept of Verethragna or victorious (in overcoming difficulties, foes or enemies). What Vighnaharta Ganesha is to devout Hindus, Verethragna Bahram […]