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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The manuscript traditions show that the core was composed of the following texts: The vast majority of Mss. Both Iranian and Indian, they have no claim to antiquity. Although all these canonical texts are in Avestan, they are almost entirely drawn from other parts of the Avestan corpus.


avexta In that respect, they must have been composed late in the Sasanian period, at the earliest. There are also Pahlavi and Sanskrit renderings, as well as texts in Persian and Gujarati that could be understood by the unschooled laity. Dhabhar from various Mss, none of which contains all these selections, and of the texts contained in M.

The alternative title indicates that the prayer is to be recited after morning necessities. Khhordeh nineteen stanzas divide into two parts. Thereafter, stanzas are identical to Yt.

They are addressed to the deities yazata in general and have nothing to do with the moon. Yet there are occasional passages of unique content. Dhalla The Nyaishes or Zoroastrian Litanies: Geldner Avesta I, Stuttgart,pp. Submitted tags will be reviewed by site administrator before it is posted online.

If you enter several tags, separate with commas. Topic select a topic Kellens, Le verbe avestiqueWiesbaden, Wolff, AvestaStrassburg,pp. TAGS khordeh avesta the little avesta. Privacy Policy Add Comment.