Zoroastrianism, Zoroastrian Religion, Zarathustra
Zoroastrianism is one of the most ancient religions of the world. Those who practiced Zoroastrianism in ancient Persia were known as Zoroastrians. The name is derived from Zoroaster, also known Zarathushtra or Zarathustra, who was the founder and the first Prophet of Zoroastrianism. He lived sometime in the early Vedic period. Zoroastrian scriptures, including their main scripture Zend Avestha, were originally written a dialect of Sanskrit. Zoroastrianism has many similarities with other major religions of the world including Hinduism. In many ways Zoroastrianism is a link religion between the religions of the east and of the west and shares many common themes with both of them. We have presented in this section very comprehensive information on Zoroastrianism, translations of Zoroastrian scriptures, life and teachings of Zoroaster, main beliefs, practices, concepts and philosophy of Zoroastrian religion and links to other resources on Zoroastrianism. By going through this section you will understand concepts of Zoroastrianism as sacrificial rituals, conflict between good and evil, creator God, judgment day, resurrection of the dead, arch angels, heaven and hell, funeral ceremonies, main festivals, Zoroastrian Calendar, five daily prayers and so on.