Saga of the Aryans

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The Farohar Symbol from Persepolis
The Farohar symbol from Persepolis

The Saga of the Aryans, written by the Parsi Zoroastrian writer Porus Homi Havewala and published in 1995 (First Edition), 2000 (Second Edition) and in 2011 (Third Edition) is a semi-fictional historical novel on the origins of the Aryan people. The Saga deals with the lives of the ancient Indo-Europeans about twenty thousand years ago, who proudly called themselves the Aryans - the Noble Ones. They were the first MazdaYasnis, the Worshippers of Ahura Mazda: God in the ancient Aryan tongue of Avestan.

Volumes I and II[edit]

Volume I of the Saga describes vividly the Great Migration of the Aryan ancestors from their ancient homeland Airyanam Vaejo in the North Pole, due to the Ice Age glaciations that occurred in that ancient age. Drawing inspiration from the sacred Scriptures of the Aryan Zoroastrians such as the Vendidad, in which the great journey is authenticated;[1] the book unfolds the trials and tribulations that befell the ancient ancestors of mankind in their great journey to the South and the South-West, towards Iran, India, Greece, Russia, Germany and the other nations of Europe. The Aryans display great heroism against the bitter cold and blizzards, the wild animals and the savage barbarians. Romance blooms among the young, as they travel onwards to Iran.

The Saga is interspersed with heroic verse, in the great Aryan tradition. In Volume II, The Advent of Asho Zarathushtra, the story takes up the life of the ancient Indo-European Prophet Zarathushtra, eight thousand years ago. When the Earth-Soul cried out for a Saviour, Zarathushtra was born to redeem the ancient Aryan faith. The glorious birth of the Prophet in Iran is vividly described, followed by the many miraculous events in his early childhood. Volume III onwards continue the story of the youth and manhood of the Prophet Zarathustra, including the Divine Relevations he received from Ahura Mazda, his travels in Iran, and his tribulations in the Royal court of Iran. [2]

The second, revised edition of these volumes was published in book form by Arktos Media in 2011.

Volumes III, IV and V[edit]

The next three volumes of the Saga of the Aryans were released in electronic form in 2004, and in book form in 2012. These are:

  • Volume III: "Asho Zarathushtra: The Saviour Walks Forth"
  • Volume IV: "Ahura Mazda reveals Himself"
  • Volume V : "The Aryan King of Iran"

These volumes continued the story of the Saga in heroic prose, with the life story of the Prophet Zarathushtra.

These volumes were published in book form by Arktos Media in 2012.

Popularity and Publications in serial form[edit]

The popular Parsi journalist Noshir Dadrawalla has called the Saga a fine example of Zoroastrian literature. Volume I and II of the Saga were published in the famous Bombay newspaper Jam-e-Jamshed, English Section in 1987-1988 and 1992. They proved to be very popular among young and old alike. [3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Arctic Home in the Vedas’ by B.G.Tilak, Edition 1925
  2. ^ Boyce, Mary (1975), History of Zoroastrianism, Vol. I, Leiden: Brill Publishers
  3. ^ Havewala, Porus (1995), Saga of the Aryans, Vol. I, Nozer Buchia Publishers