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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Although all these canonical texts are in Avestan, they are almost entirely drawn from other parts of the Avestan corpus. Retrieved from ” aveeta The vast majority of Mss. Yet there are occasional passages of unique content.
Thereafter, stanzas are identical to Yt. Kellens, Le verbe avestiqueWiesbaden, Routledge and Kegan Paul, pp. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
One of the two collections includes the other and takes its name from it. If you enter several tags, separate avfsta commas. Wolff, AvestaStrassburg,pp. 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.
TAGS khordeh avesta the little avesta. Dhalla The Nyaishes or Zoroastrian Litanies: Topic select a topic In that respect, they must have been composed late in the Sasanian period, at the earliest. 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 khorrda 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.
Views Read Edit View history. The alternative title indicates that the prayer is to be recited after morning necessities. Geldner Avesta I, Stuttgart,pp.
Several Khordeh Avesta editions are avestw 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.
Both Iranian and Indian, they have no claim to antiquity. The selection of texts is not fixed, and so publishers are free to include any text they choose.
AVESTA: KHORDA AVESTA: Contents
Khordeh Avestameaning ‘little, or lesser, or small Avesta’, is the name given to two different collections of Zoroastrian religious texts. 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.
The nineteen stanzas divide into two parts.
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