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A dastūr,[pronunciation?] sometimes spelt dustoor, is a term for a Zoroastrian high priest who has authority in religious matters and ranks higher than a mobad or herbad. In this specific sense, the term is used mostly among the Parsis of India.[1] The head priest is called vaḍā dastur. The first one in India was Dustoor Meherji Rana.


  1. ^ Shaki, Mansour (1994). "Dastūr". Encyclopaedia Iranica.
  • Boyce, Mary (2001). Zoroastrians, Their Religious Beliefs and Practices. London: Routledge