Concept of God in Zorastanism


Parsi Navjote (initiation into the Zoroastrian...
Ritual while entering into zorastanism

Let us discuss the concept of God, in ‘Zorastarnism’. ‘Zorastarnism’ is a Non Semetic, Aryan Non-Vedic Religion, which is not associated with Hinduism, and it is a ‘Prophetic’ Religion. Zorastrianism is also called as ‘Parisism’, and it was founded by Prophet Zoraster. It is an ancient religion of Persia about 2 1/2 thousand years old, and their Sacred Scriptures are, the ‘Dasatir’ and ‘Awesta’. The ‘Dasatir’ can be further divided into ‘Khurdadasateer’ or ‘Kalan Dasater’. And the ‘Awasta’ can be further divided into the ‘Kurdha Awasta’ or ‘Kalan Awesta’ – The Maha Avesta or the ‘Zendth Awasta’. This is a copy of the ‘Awasta’ – One of the volumes of ‘Avasta’ and there are various other translations of the ‘Awasta’ present in Islamic Research Foundation. The Zorastrians… the Parsis, they call Almighty God as ‘Ahora Mazda’. ‘Ahora’ means ‘the Lord’ … ‘God’, ‘Mazda’ means ‘Wise’. ‘Ahora Mazda’ means ‘the Wise Lord’ or ‘the Wise God’, and He has been given several attributes and names in the ‘Dasatir’. For example, – ‘He is the only One, He has no beginning, no origin, and no end – He has no father, no mother, no wife, no son. He has got no image – He is beyond imagination. There is nothing like Him – No vision can see Him. He is beyond comprehension. He is closer to you than yourself’. There are also other attributes given to Almighty God, in the ‘Awastha’. The other Sacred Scripture of the Parsis. It is mentioned in the ‘Awastha’, in the ‘Kathas’, and the ‘Yasnas’, He is called as the Creator, in Yasna, Ch. No.31, Verse No.7 and 11, and also in other places in Yasna, Ch. No. 44, Verse No.7, Ch. No. 50, Verse No.11, Ch.No. 51, Verse No.7. In several places He is called as the ‘Creator’. He is also referred as ‘the Mightiest’, ‘the Greatest’. In Yasna Ch. No. 33, Verse No.11, as well as in Ch.No. 45, Verse No.6, He is referred to as the ‘Beneficent’. In the Yasna Ch. No. 33, Verse No.11, as well as in Yasna, Ch.No.48, Verse No.3, He is referred to as the ‘Bountiest’. No less than seven times only, in Yasna Ch. No. 43, Verse 4,5,7,9,11,13 and 15. He is also referred as the ‘Bountiest’. In other places of Yasna, Ch. No.44, Verse.No.2, Ch. No. 45, Verse No.5, Ch. No. 46, Verse 9, as well as Ch. No. 48, Verse No.3, He is referred to as the ‘Bontiest’ several times. So if you read the Scriptures of the Parsis, you will understand the correct concept of Almighty God in Parsism… in Zorastarism.

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