Night in the Medina  III

Wednesday 11 May

Dar Adiyel – 23.00

Ariana Vafadari – Iran and France Gathas: Zoroastrian Song

Ariana Vafadari brings to life texts that date back more than 3700 years. She sings in the ancient Iranian Gathic language in which these Hymns of Zarathusthra were written. They are the prayers of Zoroastrianism, a monotheistic religion of ancient Persia, still practised today by the Parsi community principally living in Iran and India.

The ancient Persians received this religion from Zoroaster or Zarathusthra who was born around 660 BCE in Bactria (now Afghanistan) and was a contemporary of Pericles, Buddha and Confucius. In the holy book Avesta, the prophet describes the battle between the Kingdoms of Light and Darkness (Ahriman).  The supreme being Ahura-Mazda created Mithra, god of the sun, moon and stars. Fire is the son of Ahura-Mazda; this is the reason why the ancient Persians who followed Zarathusthra and Mazdaism, also known as Zoroastrianism, never extinguished sacred fires.

Event Performers

Event Date

11 May 2016

Event Time

23:00 PM

Ticket Price

NM3 11 Mai 2016

€ 20

Event Location

Dar Adiyel