I thank God for bestowing upon me, on the occasion of the 10th World Zoroastrian Congress, the pleasure of reiterating my felicitations and respect to you, the followers of Prophet Ashu-Zarathushtra and His aspirations.
The movement, to India, and seeking settlements in that land of Iranian Zoroastrians dates back to the Sassanian era or even earlier. But the major exodus of Iranian Zoroastrians to India began in the eighth century.
TehranTimes , Culture desk : Tehran – About 100 rock tombs dating back to the Parthian period have recently been discovered accidentally near Ahvaz , the provincial capital of Khuzestan in southwestern Iran.
IRAN HIGHLIGHTS : Mount Damavand , a dormant volcano and the highest peak in Iran , is located in the middle Alborz Range. Standing tall at 5,671 meters , it is also the highest point in the Middle East and the highest volcano in all of Asia. Though not volcanically active , there are fumaroles near the summit crater that deposit sulfur. The mountain is located near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea , in Amol county , Mazandaran , 66 kilometers northeast of Tehran.
IRAN HIGHLIGHTS : Many people come to visit this wonderful mountain from far away distances. The burning mountain along with a starry night makes a rear beauty. One just likes staying there and watching the scene for hours. It looks as if there are thousands of lit candles on the mountain.