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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Khordeh Avestameaning ‘little, or lesser, khoeda small Avesta’, is the name given to two different collections of Zoroastrian religious texts. The manuscript traditions show that the core was composed of the following texts: 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 and other reference lists such as dates of religious events.

One of the two collections includes the other and takes its name from it. This page was last edited on 13 Januaryat Although all these canonical texts are in Avestan, they are almost entirely drawn from other parts of the Avestan corpus.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In a khords 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. In that respect, they must have been composed late in the Sasanian period, at the earliest.

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

Kellens, Le verbe avestiqueWiesbaden, Dhabhar from various Mss, none of which contains all these selections, and of the texts contained in M. Retrieved from ” https: Yet there are occasional passages of unique content.

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There are also Pahlavi and Sanskrit renderings, as well as texts in Persian and Gujarati that could be understood by the unschooled laity. 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.


If you enter several tags, separate with commas. Privacy Policy Add Comment. Wolff, AvestaStrassburg,pp. They are addressed to the deities yazata in general and have nothing to do with the moon.

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TAGS khordeh avesta the little avesta. Routledge and Kegan Paul, pp.

Views Read Edit View history. Dhalla The Nyaishes or Zoroastrian Litanies: Thereafter, stanzas are identical to Yt. Both Iranian and Indian, they have no claim to antiquity. Geldner Avesta I, Stuttgart,pp.

The nineteen stanzas divide into two parts. The vast majority of Mss. Topic select a topic The selection of texts is not fixed, and so publishers are free to include any text they choose. Submitted tags will be reviewed by site administrator before it is posted online. Agesta Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.