As the sun rises over the horizon and fills the sky with its magical lights a 2000 years oldritual is performed daily in the few remaning zoroastrian temples of mumbai. The priest perfoms a ceremony 5 times a day tending to the flames of the consecrated fire, offering fragrant sandalwood and the incense while reciting ancient texts venetrating the holy fire, ringing the bell nine times rejecting evil thoughts evil words and evil deeds. Such veneration of fire , however is not distinct to the zoroastrian community. Many cultures around the world have worshipped fire in different manners over millennia.
IN TIMES WHEN OUR OWN INNER FIRE SIMMERS EVER SO FAINTLY. LET US BLOW THE BELLOWS WITH ALL OUR MIGHT, THAT 5HE FLAMES MIGHT RISE STRONGER
written by kurush dordi http://www.acropolis.org.in