From: Bahman Noruziaan
Date: 21 Jul 2000
1-Yes, I am a Zartoshti from Iran. 2-The situation of Zartoshtis in Iran, this one needs a big discussion, which I do not find it approprite for this open forum, since it is a private matter of the Zarathushtians. 2-And finally there are many differences in the customs, ceremonies and rituals between the Zartoshtis of Iran and India. We have the same rituals and ceremonies but they are done with slight or sometimes big differences. The essense and spirit of the rituals are all the same and carrying the same spritual message, no matter if done by Iranians or the Parsis. We Iranians have simplified many of the rituals, something that I guess we should rethink about.