What the Khordeh Avestā does include is not uniform. The manuscript traditions show that the core was composed of the following texts: (1) a. The oldest Zoroastrian religious scripture, handed down from ancient times, is the Avesta. One section of the holy book is known as the “Khordeh Avesta” or. Hi Folks, Wonder if you’d be interested in an English translation of what we Pray and what the Avesta is all about. If so here is a copy in PDF.

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Topic select a topic Privacy Policy Add Comment. In a narrow sense, the term applies to a particular manuscript tradition that includes only the five Nyayesh texts, the five Gah texts, the four Afrinagan s, and five introductory chapters that consist of quotations from various passages of the Yasna.

The selection of texts is not fixed, and so publishers are free to include any text they choose.

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In the 19th centurywhen the first Khordeh Avesta editions were printed, the selection of Avesta texts described above together with some non-Avestan language prayers became a book of common prayer for lay people.


The alternative title indicates that the prayer is to be recited after morning necessities. There are also Pahlavi and Sanskrit renderings, as well as texts in Persian and Gujarati that could be understood by the unschooled laity.

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Both Iranian and Indian, they have no claim to antiquity. Thereafter, stanzas are identical to Yt.

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Khordeh Avesta

Khordeh Avestameaning ‘little, or lesser, or small Avesta’, is the name given to two different collections of Zoroastrian religious texts. Dhalla The Nyaishes or Zoroastrian Litanies: One of the two collections includes the other and takes its name from it.

Retrieved from ” https: Submitted tags will be reviewed by site administrator before it is posted online. The term then also extends to the twenty-one yashts and the thirty Siroza texts, but does not usually encompass the various Avestan language fragments found in other works.

Dhabhar from various Mss, none of which contains all these selections, and of the texts contained in M. Wolff, AvestaStrassburg,pp.


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The manuscript traditions show that the core was composed of the following texts: Geldner Avesta I, Stuttgart,pp. Routledge and Kegan Paul, pp. The nineteen stanzas divide into two parts. Kellens, Le verbe avestiqueWiesbaden, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The vast majority of Mss. They are addressed to the deities yazata in general and have nothing to do with the moon.

Although all these canonical texts are in Avestan, they are almost entirely drawn from khordej parts of the Avestan corpus. This page was last edited on 13 Januaryat In that respect, they must have been composed late in the Sasanian period, at the earliest. Several Khordeh Avesta editions are quite comprehensive, and include Pazend prayers, modern devotional compositions such as the poetical or semi-poetical Gujarati monagat s, or glossaries and other reference lists such as dates of religious events.

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