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House of Worship Tour: California Zoroastrian Center

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California Zoroastrian Center

8952 Hazard Avenue

Westminster, CA 92683

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Join us on a tour of the CA Zoroastrian Center. Learn about the oldest Monotheistic Religion in the world, its history, culture, & community

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Have you wondered what the Zoroastrian faith is? Or, how this monotheistic pre-Islamic religion of ancient Persia differs from other religions of that area?

This special House of Worship Tour will be led by Maneck Bhujwala, a Zoroastrian Priest and Interfaith Community Leader. Mr. Bhujwala (Past President of the Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council, Board Member of the Orange County Interfaith Network, and Presenter at the Parliament of World Religions) will guide our group on a journey to understanding one of the world’s oldest surviving religions and how Zoroastrians follow an ancient faith in a modern world.

The day will include a presentation on Zoroastrianism and Q & A while enjoying Persian tea and cookies, a tour of the Zoroastrian Center, observation of prayers in the prayer room, and concluding remarks and discussion.

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A winged figure surrounded by a writing of “Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds,” and four tall pillars with bull-torso tops make a building look majestic, attractive and interesting on the Hazard Avenue in Westminster. The sign reads: California Zoroastrian Center. It is a religious-social building because in addition to daily visits by many persons, every now and then men and women of all ages gather to celebrate an occasion. There is an interesting story behind it. Here is a very brief account:

In May 1979, six Iranian Zoroastrian ladies met with a view to find a way to preserve and promote their religion and culture in their home—America. It was first formed as a subsidiary committee of the existing Zoroastrian Association of California (ZAC). It did not work; it didn’t work either with the Zoroastrian Foundation, which had its base in Bombay, India. The committee attached itself to the Ancient Iran Cultural Society in November 1979. It worked. However, in May 1980, a famous Iranian philanthropist, Rustam Guiv, helped the committee, now registered as a non-profit, religious-social corporation under the name of the “California Zoroastrian Center,” to be lodged in premises he purchased on the Bayless Street in Anaheim. A few years of rapidly growing activities, made the officials to plan for a larger places. The Rustam Guiv Foundation provided the funds for a piece of land and other philanthropists wholeheartedly joined in to construct a building on it. On March 25, 1987, the majestic building was inaugurated with prayers, talks, and festivity.

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