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ancient migrations

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:43 am
by adatye
does anybody know have any idea, or informations about migrations of a certain sect from ancient iran to india through sea,
we have a story of a colony of ship wrecked people settled in western coast of india ( konkan ) know as chitpavan brahmins

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:10 am
by Ahreeman X
Hello friend:

As you know, during and after the Arabo-Islamic invasion occupation of the Persian Empire, Arabo-Muslim had given Persians these choices:

Quran: Submit to Islam
Sword: Death by Islam
Jiziyah: Pay high taxation and practice other religions, but remain a 3rd class citizen
Leave: Migration to other nations

Some Persians saw the most logical choice to leave Persia so they could maintain a decent lifestyle not under Barbarian Arabo-Muslim. In your case, these people were “Parsi” of India who originally migrated from Iran to India. They still live in India and they are Zoroastrians. Some Parsis left by the land and some Parsis left by the sea.

Now I have no clue about Chitpavan Brahmins story. Are they Hindu or Zoroastrian? You know, this story about Chitpavan Brahmins could have its root from the mass migration of the Parsi from Iran to India (some by ships). This could be a myth or true history. What information do you have about these people? When did it suppose to happen? Was it around 635 AD – 651 AD, when Arabo-Muslim invaded Iran? If not, then they must be ancient people way before the invasion who moved to India.



PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:57 pm
by adatye
thanks for the reply, chitpavan brahmins are priests and are hindu by religion, most of them follow yajurvedic rituals,
primarily fire holds a important place in the all their rituals ( agnihotra, vaishwadev ) idol worshiping followed next