Zoroastrian Association of the Greater Boston Area (ZAGBA)

This data was last updated on 25 August 2020

Address: Boston, MA 
Email: bostonzagba@gmail.com
Website: http://www.zagba.org/ and https://zagny.org/

History: In 1983, a few local Zoroastrian families who had been meeting in private homes since the late 1970s came together to form the Zoroastrian Association of the Greater Boston Area (ZAGBA).  The organization was officially registered in the...

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Smithsonian Celebrates Norooz

June 2, 2009

Author: Nina Hamedani

Source: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs


Happy New Year, or Eid-e Shoma Ham Mobarak! Norooz, Persian for “new day,” falls on the vernal equinox and marks the first day of spring as well as the Iranian calendar’s new year. The holiday itself occurs at a different date each year depending on when the sun crosses the celestial equator, leaving...

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Matters Of Heart And Faith Guide a Zoroastrian Matchmaker

February 6, 2009

Author: Samuel G. Freedman

Source: The New York Times


When Pouroo Dorabshaw flew to Los Angeles four years ago on a business trip, her mother urged her to visit a family friend just outside the city. The friend, it just so happened, was having a party the night of Miss Dorabshaw’s arrival. There was even another guest who could drive her...

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Art Shows Hope for Peace

January 30, 2009

Author: Barbara Karkabi

Source: The Houston Chronicle


Let’s get one thing straight: The Pakistani artist Jimmy Engineer is not and has never been an engineer.

But his father and grandfathers were, and it’s the custom among Zoroastrians, an ancient religion founded in Persia, to name families after their professions. He answers this very common question...

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Zoroastrian Center Proposed in Boyds

October 29, 2008

Author: Meghan Tierney

Source: The Gazette


A house of worship that has been proposed in a residential area of Boyds is drawing concerns from neighbors in the rural community.

Though the project, a Zoroastrian house of worship, is in its preliminary stages, neighbors say they are wondering what effect a religious center will have on the street.


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Tri-State Zoroastrians Celebrate New Year

March 25, 2008

Author: Hema Easley

Source: The Journal News


When Farzeen Patel's mother was alive, she celebrated NauRooz by cooking a special meal and blessing family members by circling a silver tray laden with rice, coconut, chilies and incense, seven times over their heads.

But since her mother's death, and since Patel's busy life as a therapist doesn't allow for elaborate meals and...

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