Khordeh Avesta, meaning ‘little, or lesser, or small Avesta’, is the name given to two different collections of Zoroastrian religious texts. One of the two collections. AVESTA: KHORDA AVESTA (Book of Common Prayer) part 2 Translation by James Darmesteter (From Sacred Books of the East, American Edition, ). What the Khordeh Avestā does include is not uniform. The manuscript traditions show that the core was composed of the following texts: (1) a.

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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 khoorda Avestan, they are almost entirely drawn from other parts of the Avestan corpus.

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In that respect, they must have been composed late avesa 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.

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

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Topic select a topic Kellens, Le verbe avestiqueWiesbaden, Wolff, AvestaStrassburg,pp. TAGS khordeh avesta the little avesta.

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