Monday, 21 November 2011

In picture... old religions

Parsee Fire Temple, Mumbai.

Zoroastrinism is one of the world's oldest monotheistic religions, founded about 3500 years ago in ancient Iran (Persia). Did you know that the Parsi of  India are descended from Persian Zoroastrians who fled to Gujarat in the 10th century to escape persecution after the Muslim conquests? Today, the Parsi are the largest surviving group of practising Zoroastrians.

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