Iranian researcher believes Prophet Zoroaster, had devised a
special way to keep the records of time and even established an
Although modern studies on national, ethnic and ancient
calendars began 150 years ago in Iran, only few researchers have
been truly keen on the subject and have managed to decipher
archaic ways of keeping time. Hassan Pakzadian is one of them.
He has endeavored to reveal some secrets of the calendar
concocted by Prophet Zoroaster.
Zoroaster wrote down his beliefs in a sacred book known as the
“Avesta”. The central theme of the religion he promoted is a
deep belief in the struggle between the good and the evil. At
that time, Persians had a dual system with “Ahura Mazda”
(light) representing goodness and “Ahriman” (darkness), a
symbol of the evil.
Pakzadian said Prophet Zoroaster, while praying to God for 10
years in a cave, devised a special calendar aged 43 and
organized it till his birth year in 3358 B.C.