By Indo American News
HOUSTON: Those who practice the 4,000-year-old faith of Zoroastrian will now have a place to worship in the Bayou City. On March 23, the Atash Kadeh Temple will open on West Airport Blvd. and will be the first in North America to facilitate a full range of traditional Zoroastrian religious practices, including performance of higher liturgical rituals and ordainment of priests.
The religion, a monotheistic faith with roots in the Persian Empire, operates on the ideals of “good thoughts, good words and good deeds” and “there is only one path – the path of truth.” A life-affirming religion, it has seen a resurgence in recent years as there are now 26 associations and one North American federation (FEZANA), providing a strong communal structure.
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