Rituals and Traditions
Deeply rooted in age-old tradition and
culture…… the inimitable habit of the ‘scattering of Rose petals’ and
‘sprinkling of Rose water’, widening the aura of fragrance, as it were,
as a sign of goodwill and welcome, to this day, remained typically
Iranian. The article talks of the aesthetics and the millennia-old love
for the elegant Rose of Iran, the first to be legislated a’ National
Emblem’ of a country, long before any other deemed any other rose to be
The legendary Rose of Iran
Kerr, Dr. Sam
(Rose) seems to have grown in Persia for the first time in history.
The Persian rose and its extracts such as Gool Ab (rose water) have
become an integral part of Zoroastrian traditions and rituals. It has
continued to capture the imagination of poets and intellectuals
as described in this article.
The Pomegranate Fruit
Damania, Dr. Ardeshir B.
the most ancient fruit trees to have been domesticated - is the
traditional fruit of the central Iranian plateau where it originated
from. It is used in many of the Zoroastrian religious functions and
rituals. This informative article provides insights into the importance
and use of this medicinal fruit.
The Significance of Plant Life in Zarathushti
Bagli, Ervad Dr. Jehan
ceremony for the collection of the date palm leaf (Aiwiyaonghan) and
pomegranate twigs (Urvaram) is performed by a priest with highest order
of ritual purity. The date palm tree historically has been recognized as
a tree of life and an emblem of immortality.