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Zoroastrianism

Sadeh ancient festival in Kerman

The ancient ritual known as Sadeh festival was celebrated on the evening of Sunday, January 30, at the Iranian city of Kerman’s Zoroastrian fire temple. Due to the Covid pandemic, the ceremony was held with a limited population and with prayers and hymns by Zoroastrian priests.

Azarakhsh; A Fire Temple in Heart of Mountain

Azarakhsh Fire Temple, also known as the Stone Mosque of Shiraz, is among the most magnificent fire temples in Iran.

Pomegranate Harvest Season Celebrated in Iran’s Yazd

In many Zoroastrian-majority villages of Iran, including those in Roodbar, Qazvin, Gilan, Kurdistan, and Isfahan, people celebrate the arrival of autumn and its mythical fruit with festivities such as the pomegranate harvest celebration.

Chak Chak Temple Hosting Zoroastrians for Annual Pilgrimage

Thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other countries are flocking to the ancient fire temple of Pir-e Sabz or Chak Chak in central Iran for an annual pilgrimage.

Iran Marks 30th Demise Anniversary of Imam Khomeini

Millions of Iranians paid tribute to the architect of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini on Tuesday on the 30th anniversary of his passing.

Chamomile Dish; Persian Food Suitable for Cold

Chamomile dish is one of the traditional Zoroastrian foods in the Iranian province of Kerman which is also popular in the southern city of Shiraz.

Iran Extends Condolences on Prophet Zoroaster’s Death Anniversary

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has expressed condolences on the demise anniversary of the ancient Iranian Prophet Zoroaster.

Mehregan, Zoroastrians’ Love, Thanksgiving Festival

Mehregan or Mehr is one of the most glorious Iranian festivals annually held from October 8 to 14. It is the biggest Iranian festival after the Persian New Year or Nowruz.

Imam Hussein; Highly Respected by Both Muslims, Zoroastrians in Iran

A Zoroastrian cleric from the city of Yazd says the Iranian followers of Prophet Zoroaster highly respect the third Shiite Imam, Hussein Ibn Ali, because of his historic defence of the oppressed and the truth.

Zoroastrian Cleric Rejects Pompeo’s Claims about Minorities in Iran

A top Zoroastrian cleric in Iran’s Isfahan province has dismissed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s claims that religious minorities in Iran do not have freedom, saying that such statements are futile and groundless.

Iran Reaffirms Religious Minorities Free to Be Elected to Local Councils

Iranian authorities have ruled that members of religious minorities living in the country can be elected as members of city and village councils, reaffirming an existing law that had been rejected by the Guardian Council.

Message of Zoroastrianism Must Be Heard Worldwide: Iran President

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has sent a message to the 11th World Zoroastrian Congress, expressing hope the meeting could help spread the message of divine religions the world badly needs.

Zoroastrians Flock to Sacred Temple for Annual Pilgrimage

Each year from June 14–18, thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other countries flock to an ancient fire temple at Pir-e Sabz or Chak Chak village in central Iran.

Killing Innocent Civilians against Int’l Humanitarian Law: MP

An Iranian lawmaker representing religious minorities in the parliament has slammed the recent terrorist attacks in Tehran.

Ancient Festival of Sadeh in Southern Iran

Iranian Zoroastrians, and even some non-Zoroastrian Iranians, annually celebrate Sadeh, an ancient Iranian festival that takes place 50 days before Nowruz, the Persian New Year.

Sadé festival in Kerman, Yazd

Sade festival is celebrated 40 days after winter solstice in Iran. The festival is observed by Iranian Zoroastrians to celebrate the emergence of fire. The festival...

Takht-e Soleymān; Manifestation of Persian Civilization

Iranian ancient citadel Takht-e Soleyman (Throne of Solomon), known to be a Zoroastrian fire temple, manifests Persian glorious civilization.

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