“Violence over a calendar”

With reference to Berjis Desai’s interesting piece, "Violence over a calendar” (Parsiana, February 7-20, 2022), it is sad to note that everyone avoids the only calendar mentioned in our scriptures, namely the Mazda Yasni calendar which is meticulously described in Bundahishn 25:25. This calendar is a blueprint of nature. It celebrates nature and inculcates reverence for nature, exactly what the world needs today in this age of environmental crises. According to Western scholars, this Persian calendar from the second millennium BCE (when Zarathushtra lived) is perfect and has needed no intercalation for 110,000 years.      Illustration by Farzana Cooper   In the Avesta,......

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