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The highlight of Swedish convert to Zoroastrianism Alexander Bard’s visit to India in November 2019 was entering and worshipping at Asha Vahishta — The Zoroastrian Centre in Poona. He termed the two-year-old Centre "a universal temple in a universal country,” unlike other Zoroastrian temples that deny entry to those not born in the faith or located in totalitarian regimes where accessibility may be restricted. Though a convert to Zoroastrianism over 27 years ago in Stockholm, this is the first time Bard has entered a fire temple in India. When the 58-year-old, bearded European is asked his profession, he replies, "philosopher,”......

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