Thursday, August 23, 2012
It is none other than the Birthday of our beloved Vakshure Vakshuran Paigambar Asho ZARATHUSHTRA Saheb. Yet Zarathushtra Saheb was not an ordinary man, He is himself regarded as equal to an Ahmeshashpand, with all their Splendour and Majesty and Power.
Let us travel hundreds of years ago to ancient Iran in the times of King Kai Lohrashp. Everywhere there was rampant evil. And the evil in those days was of monstrous proportions. The evil men would spoil the Yasna ceremonies, pollute the earth with their evil chants and would create havoc in Nature by literarily moving mountains and rivers and other creations of Ahura Mazda to further their nefarious activities. One righteous warrior after other valiantly attempted to stem this evil tide, but the dark forces got stronger and stronger.
There were plans in Nature to user a Soul, a Paigambar, who would check these demons and give mankind a Law to fight them. The Divine Plan was also to strengthen and re-establish the Mazdayasni religion that was prevalent at that time.
Asho Zarathushtra was born on Khordad Sal day to carry out this mission. It is said that the whole of Nature was joyous at this Phenomenon. The trees and the rivers and the mighty planets in the skies all rejoiced at the birth of this Saviour of mankind.
Asho Zarathushtra Saheb brought the demonic and evil forces under control and give the Mazdayasnis the Vi-devo-dat (the Laws to bring the demons under control), also called the Vendidad, which is applicable in all ages and at all times, even today.
Paigambar Zarathushtra not only gave us the Gathas, but also other Scriptures and prayers like the Yashts. He taught us not only to live by the Holy triad of Good Thoughts, Good Words and Good Deeds, but also to have faith in all our Scriptures, our ceremonies and our tariquats and rituals.
On this day of Khordad Sal, let us walk in the Path shown by our Paigambar Saheb and be good Zarathushtis.
I share a snippet of a song in honour of Zarathushtra Saheb, entitled "Koi puche mane kya che tara Zarathosht Paigambar". It is in MP3 (which can be copied into your cellphones or i-Pods) and play and remember Him daily.
Once again, HAPPY KHORDAD SAL MUBARAK to all of you.
With best wishes,
Tehemton B. Adenwalla
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pateti is not the Parsee New Year. Pateti is the last day of the closing year or the old year. The word 'Pateti' is derived from the Pazend script ‘patet’ which means 'repentance'. Since Pateti is the day of repentance, surely it is paradoxical to wish someone 'Pateti Mubarak'. However, to wish any PARSEE OR IRANI ZOROASTRIAN, you should say “Happy Navruz” or “HAPPY NEW YEAR” as wishes and NOT or NEVER Pateti. ( akin to “Good Friday” for Christians – we don’t wish.)
Pateti is translated as repentance or regret for some act of wrongdoing or sin. Given that the Parsis lay much importance to 'good thoughts, good words, and good deeds', any action that contravenes these ideals must be deemed a sin or an offence against the good and hence that person must repent on pateti day and pray.
By offering patet prayers, a person says, "I admit that I have committed a sin or wrongdoing, and I therefore deserve and will surely be given retribution. But I pray that the retribution is such that I might bear it. I pray to my GOD to grant me the spiritual strength to avoid falling into the same error, sin, wrongdoing again."
The word “Nav-ruz” in Persian, means "New-Day" (whereas the word “PATETI” means ‘Repentance’ and it falls on the last day of the old year which is the tenth day of the holy prayer “Muktad days”.) Pateti is the day to redeem oneself of the sins and mistakes and repent by offering patet prayer in the temple, and then, prepare to greet the New Year the next day with a clean conscience.
“Muktad days” are the last TEN DAYS of the current year. It is believed that during these 10 day spiritual festival, the spirits (farohars) of the dead visit their near and dear ones in this world. The priests perform special rituals and prayers at the Fire Temples, during which the spirits of the departed are invoked in order to seek their protection and blessings. On the last day, a special ceremony in honour of the farohars is performed, by way of a gesture to bid the holy spirits a final farewell from this world and seek blessings.
= MUKTAD DAYS were from 8-Aug.-2012 to 17-Aug.-2012 = 10 days. = PATETI is the last day of the old year – for repentance, 17-Aug.-2012. = New Year or NAVRUZ is on Sat. 18-Aug.-2012.
Zoroastrianism has numerous festivals and holy days, all of which are bound to the Zoroastrian calendar. The Shahenshahi and Kadmi variants of the calendar do not intercalcate leap years and hence the day of the Gregorian calendar year on which these days are celebrated shifts ahead with time. The third variant of the Zoroastrian calendar, known as either Fasli (in India) or Bastani (in Iran), intercalcates according to Gregorian calendar rules and thus remains synchronous with the seasons. For details on the differences, see Zoroastrian calendar.
2 Name-day feasts
3 Other holy days
4 See also
6 External links
The seasonal festivals, called gahambars (meaning "proper season"), occur six times a year. Due to the peculiarities of the Shahenshahi and Kadmi variants of the Zoroastrian calendar, in those variants the seasonal festivals are actually celebrated many months in advance and are therefore said to reflect the six "primordial creations" of Ahura Mazda, otherwise known as the Amesha Spentas. The six festivals are:
Maidyozarem Gahambar ('mid-spring' feast)
Maidyoshahem Gahambar ('mid-summer' feast)
Paitishahem Gahambar (feast of 'bringing in the harvest')
Ayathrem Gahambar ('bringing home the herds')
Maidyarem Gahambar ('mid-year'/winter feast)
Hamaspathmaidyem Gahambar (feast of 'all souls', literally 'coming of the whole group')
Each of these festivals is celebrated over five days.
Eleven divinities of the Zoroastrian pantheon have both a day-of-the-month and a month-of-the-year dedicated to them. A special Yasna or Jashan (meaning "worship", "oblation") service is then held in their honor on those day/month intersections.
Six of these Jashan days are dedicated to the six Ameshaspands (Amesha Spentas). These six days are respectively:
Jashan of Ardavisht, celebrating fire and all other luminaries. 3rd day of the 2nd month (April 22)
Jashan of (K)Hordad, celebrating the waters. 6th day of the 3rd month (May 25)
Jashan of Amurdad, celebrating plants. 7th day of the 5th month (July 25)
Jashan of Shahrevar, celebrating metals and minerals. 4th day of the 6th month (August 21)
Jashan of Bahman, celebrating animal creation. 2nd day of the 11th month (January 16)
Jashan of Spendarmad, celebrating the earth. 5th day of the 12th month (February 18)
In parentheses are the Fasli/Bastani calendar dates.
Five name-day feasts are dedicated to other yazatas with a name/month dedication:
Farwardigan, celebration of the Fravashis on the 19th day of the 1st month (April 8).
Tiregan, celebration to Tishtrya, the rains, on the 13th day of the 4th month (July 1).
Abanagan, celebration of Apas, the waters, in particular of Aredvi Sura Anahita. It falls on the 9th day of the 8th month (October 26).
Adargan, celebration of Atar, fire. Adargan falls on the 10th day of 9th month (November 24).
Mehregan, celebrating Mithra on the 16th day of the 7th month (October 2).
The remaining name/month dedication is to Dae "Creator", whose jashan is celebrated on each of the four days (1st, 8th, 15th, 23rd day of the month) that are dedicated to the Creator Ahura Mazda. Each of those four days is called Jashan of Dadvah ("Creator").
Other holy days
Other holy days include:
Nouruz, New Year's Day. In the Fasli/Bastani variant of the Zoroastrian calendar, this day is always the day of the spring equinox (nominally falling on March 21).
In the Shahenshahi and Kadmi calendars, which do not account for leap years, the New Year's Day has drifted ahead by over 200 days. These latter two variants of the calendar, which are only followed by the Zoroastrians of India, celebrate the spring equinox as Jamshed-i Nouroz, with New Year's Day then being celebrated in July/August as Pateti (see below).
Pateti, "(day) of penitence" (from patet "confession," hence also repentance and penitence). This is actually a day of introspection, and originally occurred on the last day (or on the last 5 days) of the calendar year. For reasons related to single day occasions being observed over six days, (the last day of) Pateti came to fall on (the first day of) the New Year's Day celebrations, and in India (Shahenshahi/Kadmi calendars) came to be "celebrated" on New Year's Day itself. Although the name has been retained, Pateti is no longer a day of introspection.
Sadeh, a mid-winter festival traditionally celebrated 100 days (hence sadeh) after the first day of winter, or alternatively, 50 days (100 days and nights) before New Year's Day. Because this festival involves building a bonfire, it is also called Adar-Jashan.
Zartosht No-Diso, the death anniversary of Zarathushtra, which is celebrated on the 11th day (Khorshed) of the 10th month (Dae). In the seasonal calendar, Zoroaster's death anniversary falls on December 26.
Khordad Sal, which celebrates the birth anniversary of Zoroaster. It falls on the 6th day ([K]hordad) of the 1st month (Farvardin). In the seasonal calendar, Zoroaster's birth anniversary falls on March 26.
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I am shocked at the eunuch silence , the Darool Uloom now states that suicide bombings and killings are anti terrorism..
Was the killing of Imam Ali and Imam Hussain not anti Islam..
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ek Tha Tiger is a 2012 Bollywood romantic action thriller film starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles. Produced by Aditya Chopra and directed by Kabir Khan, the film marks the third collaboration of Kabir Khan with Yash Raj Films after Kabul Express (2006) and New York (2009). It is also Salman's first film with the company. The music for the film has been composed by Sohail Sen, along with a guest composition by duo Sajid-Wajid.
The pre-production for Ek Tha Tiger started in the second half of 2010, after the script had been completed. The principal photography commenced on September 2011 and ended in June 2012. The film had been shot in as many as five countries across three continents.
Initially scheduled for a release on June 2012, the film faced delays and opened up on August 15, 2012, coinciding with the Independence day of India. Ek Tha Tiger has crossed 100 crore (US$18.1 million) net in India, which is Salman Khan's fourth film in 100 crore club. Ek Tha Tiger has since emerged as one of the highest grossing films of all time in Bollywood.
A mysterious bachelor (Salman Khan) lived in a government employee neighbourhood about whom his neighbours know nothing. It is because he is India's top spy, an officer with research and analysis wing (RAW), India's external intelligence agency and called Tiger in his codename. Tiger reports to Shenoy (Girish Karnad) in New Delhi after every field mission for the last 12 years. Then Tiger is sent on a mission to Dublin, Ireland to observe a scientist of Indian origin, Professor Kidwai (Roshan Seth), who teaches at the Trinity College and suspect of sharing his finding with Pakistan defence establishment. Fellow RAW agent, Gopi (Ranvir Shorey) accompanies Tiger on this mission. Tiger attempts to meet the scientist but is not successful although he meet with scientist's caretaker Zoya (Katrina Kaif) who is studying at a fictional dance academy. He tries to befriend Zoya and as he begins to get closer to Zoya. He begins to discover his human side. For the first time in his life, Tiger falls in love. Then begins a journey that Tiger and Zoya embark upon battling the dark world of intelligence and espionage that forbids them from falling in love.
Salman Khan as Tiger ( code name ) / Manish Chandra ( mission name ) / Avinash Singh Rathode ( real name )
Katrina Kaif as Zoya
Ranvir Shorey as Gopi
Girish Karnad as Shenoy
Roshan Seth as Kidwai
Gavie Chahal as Abrar
In May 2011, reports claimed that Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif would come together for a film titled Ek Tha Tiger. The script for the film had been completed in November 2010, and underwent changes in February 2012. It was Khan's first venture with Yash Raj Films and marked his fourth film opposite Katrina after Yuvvraj. Before starting the film, he postponed a project titled Sher Khan by his brother Sohail Khan, as he had to allot his dates. His fee for the venture was 32 crore (US$5.79 million). The film was also one of Katrina's first in the action genre. Ranvir Shorey was signed in for a supporting role. Kabir Khan was announced to be the director. On May 3, a photo shoot was held with the lead actors. Later, Punjabi actor Gavie Chahal signed in for a character named Abrar in Ek Tha Tiger, which happens to be his Bollywood debut.
Initial reports claimed that principal photography would start by June 2011. The first schedule began on September 2011 in Dublin, Ireland. It had previously been postponed for a short time, when Salman set off to USA for a surgery regarding his condition of Trigeminal neuralgia. Filming took place at the Trinity college, and the Ha'penny Bridge. A set of action sequences were also shot in the city. During filming in Dublin, the Irish crew of the film held a demonstration and halted the shooting temporarily, reportedly due to filming conditions and payment. The filming of the second schedule took place in Istanbul for two months. In February 2012, the film’s cast and crew went to Havana, Cuba, to shoot for one month. There, Salman shot a cameo scene for a local tourism company. The sets used in the film were featured in the ad. Following the period, script issues resulted in the postponement of the film’s planned shoot in Hong Kong. Afterwards, a three day schedule was completed in Delhi. The filming ended in June 2012 after the last schedule was shot in Bangkok. Salman had to undergo a fitness programme titled 'Dirty Running' for his action sequences over 30 days. Katrina Kaif played her role without makeup.
Initially, Pritam was signed as the composer of Ek Tha Tiger. The first digital poster of the film credited him as such. However, he opted out of the film later due to date clashes with yet an other Yash Raj projects, Dhoom 3. Chopra, who had worked with Sohail Sen's in their film Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, roped him in to compose for the film. The lyrics were penned by Neelesh Misra. A song titled Jaaniyan which had vocals by Asif Nawaz, a Pakistani artist was reported to have been leaked from the film's soundtrack. However, YRF officials denied the news, saying that the album was not in any danger of being leaked. A single track named "Mashallah" crooned by Wajid Ali and Shreya Ghoshal was released on 12th July 2012.
Now That Ramzan Is Over Muslim Beggars Bad Times Start Again, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
now that ramzan
is over the pain
sets in again
no rains held
to time and fate
by a cosmic chain
bhai allah ke nam par
do paise do a prayer
a beggar call a refrain
as molten tears
flow down the drain
Shah-e-Mardan Sher-e-Yazdan Quwat-e-Parwardigar Lafata Ila Ali La Saif Ila Zulfiqar , originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1 ....
Ek Shahenshah Ne Banake Yeh Haseen Tajmahal Ham Gareebon Ki Mohabbat Ka Udaya Hai Mazak.. , a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Fli...