Parsi Wedding Ceremony Description: Wedding ceremonies are considered to be one of the most sacred rituals in any religion. Like any other wedding, Parsi weddings also attribute the bond of love, respect and honour a couple shares for the rest of their lives. Parsi weddings are said to be a mixture of fun and grandeur. The blend of tradition and customs borrowed from other cultures are attached in their rites and rituals. Parsi weddings unveil ethics, set of core values and intangible flame as per the Zoroastrian tradition that have been preserved and protected through ages in a manner that is extremely phenomenal.
The Parsis instantly plucked few leaves from a tree and sprinkled in the bowl, conveying that they would mingle with natives as leaves in milk . The king happily welcomed them. On their part the Parsis adopted Gujarati language. The intermarriages took place.2 They were allowed to practice their own religion after the sunset. And in spite of many changes and advancement among the community, the Parsis have retained their specific identity through their customs and rituals and by the way of living as a
Hence she is the procreatrix, the mother, of the entire creation. The earliest known mention of Sarasvati as a goddess is in Rigveda. She has remained significant as a goddess from the Vedic age through modern times of Hindu traditions. The Goddess is also revered by believers of the Jain religion of west and central India, as well as some Buddhist sects. In the rigveda she represents a river and the deity presiding over it.
Next, Laghana Patrika Vachan is a similar wedding ritual as the Laghana Lekhan. Jain Pandit writes a letter of the date and time of the wedding. The letter written by the priest is sent to the groom 's residence. The second stage of the wedding ritual is where the groom does a performance of Vinayakyantra Puja and the bride opens the letter from the priest. The priest begins to read the letter to families,
The title of the literary work, Persepolis: A Story of a Childhood describes itself within the title Marjane Satrapi wrote. The word Persepolis is understood as the ancient city of Persia. Persia is now known as Iran, the country where Marjane Satrapi had a piece of her childhood and the place where her parents and family members had lived all their life. In addition, Marjane Satrapi’s parents demonstrated how the Iranian government also robbed them of their personal freedom. Marjane Satrapi’s father expressed his views on how the Iranian government and civilians thought that certain people thought they had more value than other individuals within their communities.
As a community, the Iranian citizens “wanted only one thing: his departure!” (41). This mutual drive for the Shah’s departure led to “the country [having] the biggest celebration of its history” (42) the day the Shah left. The country of Iran, including the Satrapi family, was brought together by their shared lack of respect for Reza
The Kathina Ceremony also known as “Robe offering” is again observed in the “Theravada Buddhist” tradition. This ceremony requires people to offer cloth for garments and other necessities to the monastic “Sangha.” This ceremony is performed every year in four weeks succeeding the end of the Vassa retreat. This ceremony requires going back to “Buddha” and “First Buddhist Monks.” Uposatha Observance: These days mark the time of renewed dedication to “Dhamma” practice and is observed by monastic and followers throughout the world of “Theravada Buddhism.” These days signify more intense dedication on the part of the monastic whereas on the part of the followers the days signify ways to renew commitment to
The Polis and Ancient Greek Life To the Ancient Greeks, the Polis was the center of their way of life. From socializing to conducting business to even deciding whether to go to war, the Polis was a very important aspect of the Greek’s lives. In the essay, the functions of the Polis will be discussed along with how the Polis managed to bring about the formation of Democracy, with the Polis of the city of Athens being the main example. The importance of the Polis will be explored through this essay because without the Polis, Democracy as we know it may not have ever formed. In ancient Greece, the Polis was the center of everything, consisting of the main town, but also farms and villages surrounding the polis.
The official religion of the Iranian people was Zoroastrian during the Sassanid dynasty (224-645). Sassanid state collapsed by the Arab invasion in 645 A.D and the Iranian forced to convert into Islam. Those who did not want to change their religion, escaped to desert in center of Iran and the rest fled the country to India. The Zoroastrians who stayed in Iran, and unwilling to convert to Islam had to pay Jizya (tax for non-Muslims who live in Muslims’ territories) in order to preserve their religion. In contemporary Iran, Zoroastrian community, as a religious minority in Iran, has their own cultural and ritual performance.
His mother's name was Pythias was said to be a native of Samos (O'Connor and Robertson). Some source says Pythagoras had two brothers, others says he had three. He spent his early years on the island of Samos, off the coast of modern Turkey. He left Samos for Egypt in 535 B.C. to study with the priests in the temples.