Aspandarmad or Spendarmad is the twelfth and last month of the Zoroastrian calendar. It is dedicated to Spenta Armaity – the divinity presiding over Mother Earth. While the term ‘Spenta’ can be variously translated as ‘increasing, growing, good, holy and benevolent’, the term ‘Armaity’ can also be variously translated to mean ‘devotion, piety and peace’. Spenta Armaity is an Amesha […]
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Lessons From The Life Of Dasturji Jamshed Sohrab Kukadaru
26th May, 2021 will commemorate the 190th birth anniversary of the saintly Zoroastrian priest, healer, astrologer and alchemist – Dasturji Jamshed Sohrab Kukadaru. He was born in Surat on 26th May, 1831 (Mah Ava, Roj Zamyad) and passed away on 5th September, 1900 (Mah Fravardin, Roj Behram) of the Shahanshahi Yazdezardi calendar. Even after close […]
The Power Of Our Prayers
Prayers and rituals are born of man’s adoration for that unseen power underlying the mystery of life. Each religion prescribes its own set of practices as a means of adoration or worship or to encourage humility and surrender, resulting in spiritual purification necessary for inner growth. Prayers and rituals distinguish a religion from a mere […]
Meher Mahino – Meher Roj Mubarak!
. In the Zoroastrian Calendar the year comprises twelve Mah (months) with each month aggregating exactly thirty Roj (days) and thus a year of three hundred and sixty days to which are added the stand-alone five days of the Gatha which are not linked to any particular month. The fifteenth day every month is dedicated […]
Why Physical Board Meetings At BPP Should Be Resumed
On Tuesday, 15th December, 2020, from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm, BPP Trustees – Kersi Randeria and Noshir Dadrawala, once again made themselves available to BPP beneficiaries. Requests by this duo, since August 2020, to consider at least one if not two Board Meetings a month in the Board Room, seem to have fallen on […]
The IranShah Initiative: Education Through Inspiration Not InDOCTORination
CREATION and REACTION Both Contain The Same 8 Letters. However, Inspiration promotes CREATION, which is POSITIVE InDOCTORination provokes REACTION, which is often NEGATIVE Since Education helps expand and empower human experience, our future generation is more receptive towards Education Through Inspiration rather than InDOCTORination. It is because Inspiration Transforms. But, InDOCTORination often Deforms The Psyche Of Humanity: The pragmatic assumption that our […]
Let There Be Light!
Diwali is the festival of light and it reminds us that the only way to negate darkness is with light and the only way to dispel all negativity is through positive thoughts, words and deeds. Darkness can only be vanquished with light and evil can only be vanquished with goodness. Anger or hatred cannot and […]
Muktaad In Times Of The Pandemic
The Muktaad or Fravardegan days are the last ten days of the Zoroastrian calendar and are of great significance in every devout Zoroastrian’s life. This year, the Muktaad will begin from 6th August and end with Pateti (the day for Patet or repentance) on 15th August and the Shehenshahi. New Year is on 16th August, […]