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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Topic select a topic If you enter several tags, separate with commas. Thereafter, stanzas are identical to Yt. Yet there are avesa passages of unique content. Kellens, Le verbe avestiqueWiesbaden, 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. One of the two collections includes the other and takes khorfa name from it.
The vast majority of Mss. Routledge and Kegan Paul, pp.
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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. Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 13 Januaryat They avestx addressed to the deities yazata in general and have nothing to do with the moon. Wolff, AvestaStrassburg,pp. The selection of texts is not fixed, and so publishers are free to include avesa 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. Geldner Avesta I, Stuttgart,pp.
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Both Iranian and Indian, they have no claim to mhorda. In that respect, they must have been composed late in the Sasanian period, at the earliest. 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 s, and five introductory chapters that consist of quotations from various passages of the Yasna.
TAGS khordeh avesta the little avesta. There are also Pahlavi and Sanskrit renderings, as well as texts in Persian and Gujarati that could be understood by the unschooled kohrda.
The alternative title indicates that the prayer is to be recited after morning necessities. Views Read Edit View history. 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.
Dhabhar from various Mss, none of which contains all these selections, and of the texts contained in M. Submitted tags will be reviewed by site administrator before it is posted online.