Hinduism in Iran
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According to the Indo-Aryan migration theory, the Iranian and Vedic people share a common Indo-European origin, and a common earlier Indo-Iranian religion, which prevailed among the Indo-Iranian tribes long before their migrations in the 2nd millennium BCE. The Indo-Aryans split-off around 1800-1600 BCE from the Iranians, where-after they were defeated and split into two groups by the Iranians, who dominated the Central Eurasian steppe zone and "chased [the Indo-Aryans] to the extremities of Central Eurasia". One group were the Indo-Aryans who founded the Mitanni kingdom in northern Syria; (ca.1500-1300 BCE) the other group were the Vedic people. The two groups were pursued by the Iranians respectively "across the Near East to the Levant (the lands of the eastern Mediterranean littoral), [and] across Iran into India."[note 1]
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada traveled to Tehran in 1976. Since 1977, ISKCON runs a vegetarian restaurant in Tehran. There is a growing interest in Hinduism of the New-Age guru variety.
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- Beckwith mentions a possible third group of Indo-Aryan migrants who were moved on by the Iranians: "... and perhaps across Eastern Central Asia into China."
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- Iran is a cultural mosaic drawn from many sources