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Around how many Zoroastrians are said to be present today? And where is the largest number found?
B/w 120,000 & 190,000; India
What is the main Zoroastrian sanctuary called? Where is it located
Atash Behram; located in Yazd
Who was Zoroaster or Zarathustra
born into Spitama Clan; may have been a cobbler or priest of an earlier religion
At what age did Zoroaster claim to receive revelations? And from whom
Age 30; & from the AHura Mazda (supreme god, Wise lord, lord of Wisdom)
What did Zoroaster teach & who was it between?
He taught the cosmic struggle b/w forces of god (Bounteous/holy spirit, flowing from the Ahura Mazda) & the Evil/Hostile spirit (under control of Ahriman)
What is the root of all that is positive, true, or just in the world & human society
Asha, or the Bounteous/holy spirit
What is Asha symbolized by?
fire & light
What is the root of lies, falsehood, & greed
Druj; the evil/hostile spirit
What symbolizes Druj
What are the beneficent immortals called & what do they embody
Amesha spentas; they embody moral & spiritual qualities that Z's followers should strive to incorporate in their own lives
Those who pursue ______ will receive a glorious life after while those who pursue druj will face an eternity of _____________
What is the process to reach paradise?
souls of the dead must cross over a bridge & only the righteous can safely cross
Who welcomed and protected Zoroaster after he fleed for his life?
What is the main Zoroastrianism text?
What are some key themes in the Avesta?
proper worship of the Avesta
purity in thought, word, & action
What is Eschatology?
What happens at the end of one's life & at the end of the world as we know it
What are the translation seen in the Avesta for thought, word, & action
Who were the Magi
Zoroastrian priest sages
What were the Magi known for?
Their learning, wisdom, & their studies of stars/planets that enable them to discern historical events
What was their name synonymous to in the ancient world?
What is one of the world's oldest living religion w/ few followers?
What were the 4 maj. groups of writings
What is The Yasna?
most important contains hymns (Gathas); some written by prophet
What is the Visparat?
written in honor of various divine entities (like angels)
What is Videvdat?
best hygenic laws; prescriptions for ritual purification
What is Khorde Avesta
smaller Avesta; book of daily prayers
What are the two levels of existence?
What are the six spiritual beings
Vohu Mana (good thought)
Aramaiti (right mind)
What are the two types of spirit?
T/F: Zoroastrians believe in reincarnation of soul?
False; they don't
T/F: Fire itself is not worshipped but used as a central symbol
What is their place of worship?
Agyari; fire temples
How many daily prayers are recommended?
What is Naojote
initiation for boys & girls aged 7-10
What two items are important in Naojote?
Sacred shirt (sudreh)
Sacred thread (Kusti)
Tower of Silence?
Dakkmas/Daxmas; body is taken here & guarded by dog until vultures eat body
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