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

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They are addressed to the deities yazata in general and have nothing to do with the moon. One of the two collections includes the other and takes its name from it. If you enter several tags, separate with commas.


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

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

Retrieved from ” https: Dhalla The Nyaishes or Zoroastrian Litanies: 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.

Routledge and Kegan Paul, pp. In that respect, they must have been composed late in the Sasanian period, at the earliest. Both Iranian and Indian, they have no claim to antiquity. TAGS khordeh avesta the little avesta.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Geldner Avesta I, Stuttgart,pp. Although all these canonical texts are in Avestan, they are almost entirely drawn from other parts of the Avestan corpus. The nineteen stanzas divide into two parts. This page was last edited avrsta 13 Januaryat Yet there are occasional passages of unique content.

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Submitted tags will be reviewed by site administrator before it is posted online. There are also Pahlavi and Sanskrit renderings, as well as texts in Persian and Gujarati that could be understood by the unschooled laity.

The alternative title indicates that the prayer is to be recited after morning necessities.

The manuscript traditions show that the core was composed of the following texts: Views Read Edit View history. Topic select a topic By using this site, you avest to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Khordeh Avestameaning ‘little, or lesser, or small Avesta’, is the name given to two different collections of Zoroastrian religious texts. The vast majority of Mss.

Several Khordeh Avesta editions are quite comprehensive, and include Pazend prayers, modern devotional compositions such as the poetical or semi-poetical Gujarati khoredh s, or glossaries and other reference lists such as dates of religious events.

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