Zoroastrians from Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry and further afield, will be travelling to the Sri Ventakeswara Balaji Temple in Tividale, where seven manmade hills will be dedicated to different world faiths that have had an impact on India and the UK. 

Dr Narayana Rao, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, explains that visitors to the Balaji Temple in India have to travel through seven hills. Dr Rao has taken this idea and recreated seven manmade faith hills at the Balaji Temple in Tividale. Dudley Zoroastrian eventThe first two of these hills, celebrating Buddhism and Christianity have already been consecrated. On the 28th of September 2013, the third will be dedicated to the Zoroastrian faith. A unique three dimensional eight foot wide Farohar (Zoroastrian symbol), made locally from Tata steel and constructed using Black Country methods of fabrication, has been placed at the top of the Hill. Tata is well established in the local region and its founder is of the Zoroastrian faith.

The Farohar, which will be inveiled on the 28th, is a Zoroastrian symbol which encapsulates their mantra of Good thoughts, Good words, Good deeds. It has been built by a local Black Country artist Luke Perry, the director of a public art company whose goal is to anchor community values and civic pride in areas where people need to remember their heritage.Gandhi Jayanti The inauguration will be carried out by a Zoroastrian Parsi priest from Mumbai and followed by cultural programme celebrating Gandhi Jayanti with a contribution by Parsis from India and UK.