He also stressed that their women observed strict purity laws.In short, the settlement in India was written in the stars, their safe arrival was due to divine aid, and they were not asked to forsake any significant aspects of their religion; indeed Zoroastrianism shared much in common with that of the Hindus.The Bela Ophiolites consist of a 3–5-km-thick sequence of basaltic pillow lava, inter-flow sedimentary rocks (chert, argillite, limestone) and diabase-gabbro sills.Debris of serpentinite (up to kilometer-sized blocks), serpentinite-carbonate breccia, and less commonly of basalt, gabbro, peridotite, pelagic limestone and their metamorphic equivalents occur throughout the ophiolite sequence and may form extensive horizons. The variations are due to the fact that the only source, the does not give precise dates but rather uses round figures (e.g., “In this way three hundred years, more or less, elapsed … In this way seven hundred years passed by …,” states that it was written down in 1600, based on oral tradition and it must therefore be used with due caution and appropriate allowances as a historical source, given the way it was composed and transmitted (Stausberg, 2002, I, pp. The account of the exodus begins by describing how a group of devout Zoroastrians in Persia went into hiding in the mountains during a time of fierce Islamic persecution. The is, however, important as an indicator of the Parsis’ own perception of their settlement in India.
The outlines the common Parsi perception of the pattern of their settlement in western India.
However, due to their relative enrichment in certain elements (e.g., Fe, Ti, Hf, Th and Ta, etc.), they may represent more fractionated late melts.
A comparison of the stratigraphic and structural features of the Bela Ophiolites with modern oceanic environments reveals that these ophiolites probably originated in a large oceanic fracture zone (leaky transform).
This is based on lithotectonic features such as the common occurrence of debris of foliated serpentinite and serpentinite-carbonate-breccia-bearing rocks in the ophiolite sequence and on geodynamic considerations.
The fracture zone ancestral to the Bela Ophiolites probably acted as a boundary between the Indian and the Neo-Tethys plates during the Cretaceous, analogous to the present-day Owen fracture zone which separates the Indian and the Arabian plates.