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MILLIONS of Tamil Hindus recite one hymn every day, on Hindu God Skanda/ Kartikeya, known as Sknada Shashti Kavasam . It is to seek protection from god for all parts of the body from all sorts of evils such as enemies, diseases and interestingly evil spirits and ghosts! Kavasam means armour, protective shield.

When it talks about protection from ghosts and evil spirits, some voodoo customs are described. I was wonder struck to see the same description in the life of Zoroaster.

Regarding the date and birthplace of Zoroaster utter confusion prevails; no agreement among scholars until today. But one could say that he lived before Buddha and Mahavira. So, we can safely say that he lived before 2600 years ago, may be 3000 years ago.

Those who are familiar with Vedic Sanskrit can easily see the similarities between Avestan language and Vedic Sanskrit. Asva= horse (aspa) is found in most of the names.

Zoroaster  founded Zoroastrianism. They followed Vedic Brahmins and worshipped Fire. Their emblem was Fire altar. They wore sacred thread like Brahmins. Zoroaster is a Greek word for Zaratushtra.

Kanchi Paramacharya (1894-1994) was a great linguistic scholar and he said that word Sourashtra (a region in modern Gujarat of India) gave the word Zoroaster. Their holy book Zend Avesta has the Vedic Chandas (Zend). He was proved right because the Parsees (Persians from Persia, now called Iran) came back to same Saurashtra area when Muslims started killing them. ( For more details see my old articles; links are given below).

His name in old Persian or Avestan was Zarath + ushtra (Ushtra is camel in Sanskrit; he was from a family of camel breeders is one theory)

Now let me start with the miracles

Miracle 1

When he was born, it is said that he laughed whereas other children cry. In the Farvardin Yasht, we are told that the whole of Nature rejoiced at the birth of the Prophet.  Pliny (23-79 CE) in his  Natural History writes that the vibrations of the child’s head were so strong that no hand could be held on it.


Miracle 2

A black magician , DORASURAN, and his followers made several attempts to kill the child.  He was kidnapped and thrown among a herd of cattle to be trampled to death, but a sturdy cow stood over him till his mother found the baby and took him home.

My comments

It is similar to the miracles in the life of Lord Krishna. He also had to tackle a lot of  Asuras sent by the king Kamsa. Here we should note the word ‘Asura’ in Dorsuran. Asura is used as epithet to several gods in the Rig Veda, the oldest book in the world. Even today Tamils and others use this word whenever they wanted to say ‘great force’ – e.g asura vega, asura balam

Later mythology gave only negative meaning to this word. Even the kings of the Assyrian dynasty   called themselves ‘Asuras’.


Miracle 3

Then Dorasuran and his men placed the child in a wolf’s lair after the baby wolves had been slain. When the wolf pair returned, they wanted to devour the infant, but their jaws locked, and they were paralysed. A pair of she goats passed by and carried the baby with them. At last, DUGHDOVA, his mother found him and took him home.

My comments

Here also we see some similarities with lord Krishna’s life. Dughdova means, milkmaid, similar to Yasoda, foster mother of lord Krishna . Krishna also tackled  Denukasura, a Calf Demon.


Miracle 4

One last attempt was made by Dorasuran himself. He crept into the bed chamber of the sleeping child, javelin in hand, but as he lifted the weapon his hand was paralysed. The javelin fell to the floor with a clatter. He fled.

At the age of 20, Zarathushtra is said to have left his home to meditate in a cave, like a typical Hindu ascetic. His first vision of Ahura Mazda, Lord of Life and Wisdom, was received when he was thirty. Seven other visions, six communications with  Ahura Mazda’s Powers, later known as the Amesha Spenta , Immortal Shining Ones, or Benevolent Immortals.

His first convert was his own cousin Maidhyomaongha, mentioned in the Gathas. The two men wandered from village to village, but none would listen to their preaching.

My comments

Here we come across a lot of Sanskrit words.

Gatha – song found in the Rig Veda

Amesha – Amrita , liquid or juice of Immortality

Spenta – Sveta = white= Pure

Ahura = Asura = great strength= great force

Mazda = Mahat = great = big

Maidhyomaongha- Vidya Maha Tunga = great peak of knowledge

Maidhya may be vidya/knowledge/education or

Vaidhya = doctor, medicine man

Zarath ushtra= yellow camel or camel lovers/breeders


Miracle 5

At long last they were invited by Kavi Vishtaspa , the ruling prince of Bactria = Afghanistan to explain the new doctrine to him and his court. For three days Zarathushtra preached his doctrine. But certain courtiers became jealous. They smuggled dead matter, human hairs, bones, putrid nails, under the pillow of the prophet who stayed at an inn. The terrified innkeeper was made to swear silence or else he would be killed.

In open court the noblemen accused the Prophet of being a black magician. The evidence was produced Vishtaspa was enraged and ordered Zarathushtra to be flung into a dungeon. At the moment prince’s favourite horse Aspa Siha , was rolling on the ground in agony as his four legs disappeared into his stomach. Not all the Hakims of the land could cure him.

Let me continue in the next part how Zarathushtra did his fifth miracle and converted everyone to his faith.

Here we see the materials used in black magic. This is what the author of SKANDA SHASHTI KAVASAM also said in the Tamil hymn. Whoever recited the Tamil hymn can tackle the black magicians.

My comments

So the black magic materials were the same in Tamil Nadu, southern most part of India and north west part of India- Afghanistan.

The name of the prince also has the word Aspa= Asva. In India we had Dasa Ratha= Ten Chariots and Maharatha, Adhiratha etc. In Iran, we have Asva instead of Chariots.

Asva may be a dynasty name!

In the Mahabharata we have at least six names ending with Asva and six more names ending with Ratha.

All these show Indian influence. Moreover Hindu queens Gandhari and Kaikeyi came from Afghanistan and border area near Iran.

Afghanistan , Iran etc have Sanskrit words (Iran=Aryan)

Afghanistan = Upaghani+ Stan

Black magic people used human hair, bones, dead animals, putrid nails according to both this story and Tamil hymn. It has been there for 3000 years.

Here we see the horse name Asva Siha; Tamil literature and Sanskrit literature also give names of horses ad elephants. This is a custom followed by them from Epic Period.

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