Indian Religions : Zoroastrianism


Zoroastrianism Religion

In 936 AD the very first 'Zoroastrian' arrived in India on the west coast. This is a minor community, but still there are some cities in India where these community followers are concentrated. They have prominent economic and social influence and it is specially seen in West India.

These are also known as 'Parsis' and have great philanthropists and this community had helped a lot to developed the Indian Economy, in West India mostly. Zoroastrianism had inception in Persia and it was known to the ancient Greeks. The evolution of Judaism as well as Christianity is influenced be this community only.

The founder of this community was a priest and it was believed that, he was lived in east Persia, around 7th century BC. There is no exact information available about his birth place as well as date.

In the very early stages of Zoroastrianism development, they belief in a single God. This religion also has some type of dualistic nature, as per that good and evil are locked in battles continuously, with good always proved superior.

In the 10th century many people immigrated to India and those are widely known as Parsis or Persians. Most of these settled in Gujarat state in India and become farmers and adopted the Gujarati as there language for communication. Fire, Earth and Air are regarded as sacred and play a basic role in Zoroastrian practice.

The very famous practice in this community is the 'Towers of Silence' and one of the main thing about them is parsis marry only with other Parsis. Now nearly 90,000 followers of this religion are left in India and they remain economically as well as politically powerful.