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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Geldner Avesta I, Stuttgart,pp.

AVESTA: KHORDA AVESTA (Book of Common Prayer) part 2

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

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

Both Iranian and Indian, they have no claim to antiquity. They are addressed to the deities yazata in general and have nothing to do with the moon.


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This page was last edited on 13 Januaryat Kellens, Le verbe avestiqueWiesbaden, If you enter several tags, separate with commas. Submitted tags will be reviewed by site administrator before it is posted avestx. Retrieved from ” https: Thereafter, stanzas are identical to Yt. Routledge and Kegan Paul, pp. The manuscript traditions show that the core avesga composed of the following texts: Although all these canonical texts are in Avestan, they are almost entirely drawn from other parts of the Avestan corpus.

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One of the two collections includes the other and takes its name from it. In that respect, they must have been composed late in the Avewta period, at the earliest. Wolff, AvestaStrassburg,pp. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Khordeh Avesta

TAGS khordeh avesta the little avesta. The nineteen stanzas divide into two parts.

Dhalla The Nyaishes or Zoroastrian Litanies: Topic select a topic In a narrow sense, the term applies to a particular manuscript tradition that khordda 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. Views Read Edit View history. Several Khordeh Avesta editions are quite comprehensive, and include Pazend prayers, modern devotional qvesta such as the poetical or semi-poetical Gujarati monagat s, or glossaries and other reference lists such as dates of religious events.


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

Khordeh Avestameaning ‘little, or lesser, or small Avesta’, is the name given to two different khogda of Zoroastrian religious texts.