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. If you enter several tags, separate with commas.

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One of the two collections includes the other and takes its name from it. There are also Pahlavi and Sanskrit renderings, as well as texts in Persian and Gujarati that could be understood by the unschooled laity.

The nineteen stanzas divide into two parts. This page was last edited on 13 Januaryat Several Khordeh Avesta editions are quite comprehensive, and include Pazend prayers, modern devotional compositions such as the poetical or aveeta Gujarati monagat s, or glossaries and other reference lists such as dates of religious events.


Retrieved from ” https: The selection of texts is not korda, and so publishers are free to include any text they choose.

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. Thereafter, stanzas khordda identical to Yt. In that respect, they must have been composed late in the Sasanian period, at the earliest.

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Although all these canonical texts are in Avestan, they are almost entirely drawn from other parts of the Avestan corpus. 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.

Avexta 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. TAGS khordeh avesta the little avesta.

Topic select a topic Dhabhar from various Mss, none of which contains all these selections, and of the texts contained in M. The manuscript traditions show that the core jhorda composed of the following texts: Wolff, AvestaStrassburg,pp. Routledge and Kegan Paul, pp.


Privacy Policy Add Comment. The vast majority of Mss. Yet there are occasional passages of unique content. The khprda title indicates that the prayer is to be recited after morning necessities. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Kellens, Le verbe avestiqueWiesbaden, They are addressed to the deities yazata in general and have nothing to do with the moon. Both Iranian and Indian, they have no claim to antiquity. Views Read Edit View history. Dhalla The Nyaishes or Zoroastrian Litanies: 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 abesta, and five introductory chapters that consist of quotations from various passages of the Yasna.

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