The Parsi new year!

We are all familiar with ID which was yesterday on 15th Aug, but few know that the Parsi New year is being celebrated this week, on sunday. Parsis are a Zoroastrian community mainly settled in Bombay, said to have arrived via Gujrat to Bombay around 8th C.  They have their own set of customs and traditions which they follow very earnestly. I’ll also like to share with you the Parsi symbol called Faravahar, believed to be depiction of Fravashi (Gaurdian Spirit) according to the net. I found it on the outer facade of a building in Old Bombay.

parsi motif