Jinanji Jamshedji Modi

Zorastrian delegate from India


Beliefs and Ceremonies of the followers of Zoroaster

"The greatest good that a Parliament of the Religions, like the present can do is to establish what Professor Max Muller calls 'that great golden dawn of truth that there is a religion behind all religions.' The learned professor very rightly says that 'Happy is the man who knows that truth in these days of materialism and atheism.' If this Parliament of the Religions does nothing else but spread the knowledge of this golden truth, and thus make a large number of men happy, it will immortalize its name."

Read the full transcript of their speech at the 1893 Parliament of the World's Religions




1. The World's Congress of Religions at the World's Columbian Exposition,Edited by J.W. Hanson, D.D.  Published by International Publishing Co., Chicago, IL and Philadephia, PA

2. The World's Parliament of Religions: An illustrated and Popular Story of the World's First Parliament of Religions, Held in Chicago in Connection withe The Columbian Exposition of 1893. Edited by the Rev. John Henry Barrows, D.D. Chairman of the General Committee on Religious Congresses of the World's Congress Auxillary. Chicago, The Parliament Publishing Company, 1893.