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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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. In that respect, they must have been composed late in the Sasanian period, at the earliest.
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Aveeta select a topic If you enter several tags, separate with commas. In the 19th century khordz, when 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. Although all these canonical texts are in Avestan, they are almost entirely drawn from other parts of the Avestan corpus.
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.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history. The nineteen stanzas divide into two parts. The manuscript traditions show that the core was composed of the following texts: Dhalla Khora Nyaishes or Zoroastrian Litanies: Routledge and Kegan Paul, pp.
Khordeh Avestameaning ‘little, or lesser, or small Avesta’, is the name given to two different collections of Zoroastrian religious texts. Both Iranian and Indian, they have no claim to antiquity.
Yet there are occasional passages of unique content. Dhabhar from various Mss, none of which contains all these selections, and of the texts contained in M.
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Geldner Avesta I, Stuttgart,pp. Kellens, Le verbe avestiqueWiesbaden, 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. The alternative title indicates that the prayer is to be recited after morning necessities.
Thereafter, stanzas are identical to Yt.
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Wolff, AvestaStrassburg,pp. There are also Pahlavi and Sanskrit renderings, as well as texts in Persian and Gujarati that could be understood by the unschooled laity. 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.