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Zoroastrian Shrine of Chak Chak

Zoroastrian Shrine of Chak Chak

Iran. Zoroastrian temple of Pir-e-Naraki (Chak-Chak), Yazd region. There are six holy shrines (called pirs or pirangah) in the Yazd region and the yearly pilgrimages to them are an occasion for the gathering of members of different villages.

Zoroastrian temple of Pir-e-Naraki (Chak-Chak), Yazd region. There are six holy shrines (called pirs or pirangah) in the Yazd region and the yearly pilgrimages to them are an occasion for the gathering of members of different villages.

A Zoroastrian Family Teheran 1910 - Zoroastrians in Iran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Zoroastrian family in Tehran 1910 CE (towards the end of the Qajar era)

IRAN. Zoroastrian Sacred Sites. Door of the inner sanctum, temple of Chak Chak. via sacredsites.com

Door of the inner sanctum, temple of Chak Chak Iran

The prophet and ancient sage, Zarathushtra, founder of the oldest revealed monotheistic faith, born probably around 1500 BC, he is best known from his poetic utterances, which are enshrined as the Gathas (songs) in the Zoroastrian scriptures, collectively called the Avesta (lore of knowledge.)  Zarathushtra entreats his hearers- "those from near and afar, hear this with your ears, exercise your judgement, in the beginning there were 2 entities, the good chose righteousness, not the evil

The prophet and ancient sage, Zarathushtra, founder of the oldest revealed monotheistic faith, born probably around 1500 BC, he is best known from his poetic utterances, which are enshrined as the Gathas (songs) in the Zoroastrian scriptures, collectively called the Avesta (lore of knowledge.) Zarathushtra entreats his hearers- "those from near and afar, hear this with your ears, exercise your judgement, in the beginning there were 2 entities, the good chose righteousness, not the evil

No 420 - Zoroastrianism’s Green Door  Zoroastrianism also called Mazdaism and Magianism, is an ancient Iranian religion and a religious philosophy. It was once the state religion of the Achaemenid Empire and Sassanid Empire. Estimates of the number of Zoroastrians worldwide varies from between 145,000 to 2.6 million.

No 420 - Zoroastrianism’s Green Door Zoroastrianism also called Mazdaism and Magianism, is an ancient Iranian religion and a religious philosophy. It was once the state religion of the Achaemenid Empire and Sassanid Empire.

An early 1900s picture of a Zoroastrian Parsi wedding ceremony, the 2 priests on the left are showering the couple, seated, with blessings-The Parsis are descendants of Zoroastrian  refugees who left Iran after the 7th century Arab Islamic invasion, in order to preserve their ancient Zoroastrian faith, they fled to India, mixed in, and is now an Indian People-group.

Parsee Wedding 1905 - Parsi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In Zoroastrian belief, Chak Chak is where Nikbanou, second daughter of the last pre-Islamic Persian ruler, Yazdegerd III of the Sassanid Empire, was cornered by the invading Arab army in 640 CE. Fearing capture Nikbanou prayed to Ahura Mazda to protect her from her enemies. In response to Nikbanou's pleadings, the mountain miraculously opened up and sheltered her from the invaders.

Chak Chak, gate to the shrine of Zoroastrians

explore more at OneKingsCourt.com Bombay - Parsi (Parsee) - Mumbai

explore more at OneKingsCourt.com Bombay - Parsi (Parsee) - Mumbai

Fire in Zoroastrian Temple which has been kept burning for 1500 years

The Sacred Eternal Flame is said to have been burning since approx. 470 AD - over years, Zoroastrian Fire Temple in city of Yazd, IRAN

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