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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Translation of Khordeh Avesta in English

The vast majority of Mss. Yet there are occasional passages of unique content. There are also Pahlavi and Sanskrit renderings, as well as texts in Persian and Gujarati that could be jhordeh by the unschooled laity.

Thereafter, stanzas are identical to Yt. 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.


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 khordehh other reference lists such as dates of religious events.

In that respect, they must have been composed late in the Sasanian period, at the earliest. If you enter several tags, separate with commas.

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Khordeh Avesta – Wikipedia

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. One of the two collections includes the other and takes its name from it. Wolff, AvestaStrassburg,pp. Retrieved from ” https: Privacy Policy Add Comment.

Khordeh Avesta

This page was last edited on 13 Januaryat khorveh Khordeh Avestameaning ‘little, or lesser, or small Avesta’, is the name given to two different collections of Zoroastrian religious texts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history. The nineteen stanzas divide into two parts.


Although all these canonical texts are in Avestan, they are almost entirely drawn from other parts of the Avestan corpus. They are addressed to the deities yazata in general and have nothing to do with the moon.

The manuscript traditions show that the core was composed of the following texts: Kkhordeh, Le verbe avestiqueWiesbaden, The selection of texts is not fixed, and so publishers are free to include any text they choose. TAGS khordeh avesta the little avesta. Routledge and Kegan Paul, pp.

Dhalla The Nyaishes or Zoroastrian Litanies: 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.

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.

Geldner Avesta I, Stuttgart,pp.