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Karachi Zoroastrian calendar

Jehangir Framroze Punthakey

Karachi Zoroastrian calendar

being a record of important events in the growth of the Parsi community in Karachi

by Jehangir Framroze Punthakey

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Published by F.H. Punthakey in [Karachi] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Karachi (Pakistan),
  • Pakistan,
  • Karachi
    • Subjects:
    • Parsees -- Pakistan -- Karachi -- History.,
    • Parsees -- Pakistan -- Karachi -- Social life and customs.,
    • Karachi (Pakistan) -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Translated from Gujarati.

      Statementcompiled by Jehangir Framroze Punthakey.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS380.P38 K37 1989
      The Physical Object
      Pagination163 p. :
      Number of Pages163
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2013576M
      LC Control Number90931518

      The name Zoroaster is a Greek rendering of the name is known as Zartosht and Zardosht in Persian and Zaratosht in Zoroastrian name of the religion is Mazdayasna, which combines Mazda-with the Avestan language word yasna, meaning "worship, devotion".In English, an adherent of the faith is commonly called a Zoroastrian or a Zarathustrian.   Zoroastrian Towers of Silence (from Avestan “Daz”, noun-“Dakhma”, meaning “to burn from the Sun”), are circular raised structures traditionally used by followers of the Zoroastrian religion in their rituals surrounding death. Two hilltop towers overlook the Iranian city of Yazd, their simple cylindrical walls giving no indication of the gruesome scenes that once took place within them.

      A tower of silence (known also as a ‘dakhma’) is a type of structure used for funerary purposes by adherents of the Zoroastrian faith. This Zoroastrian practice for the disposal of the dead involves the exposure of the corpse to the sun and vultures. This funerary practice has been used traditionally by Zoroastrians, though it has become Author: Dhwty. Full text of "The Zoroastrian Diaspora ()" See other formats.

      Parsi or Parsee (/ ˈ p ɑr s iː /) refers to a member of the larger of the two Zoroastrian communities in South Asia, the other being the Irani community.. According to tradition, the present-day Parsis descend from a group of Zoroastrians of Iran who immigrated to India during the 10th century AD, [1] to avoid persecution by Muslim invaders who were in the process of conquering Iran. This book written in Gujarati by Dr. Modi was published in [i] describing his extensive travels from Mumbai to Aden to Africa, Europe, Russia, Iran, Iraq, Karachi and back to Bombay in His major objective was to travel to all these places in search of clues about Zoroastrian civilization which was spread in many dynasties from Europe to China and all the way south to India, ending.


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Late Jehangir Framroze Punthakey, in his book, The Karachi Zoroastrian Calendar, called the Parsis, “the makers of the Karachi of today.”They belonged to the elite in Karachi, with the city’s first mayor, Jamshed Nusserwanji, also belonging to a Parsi : Farheen Abdullah.

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