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. khodda
Geldner Avesta I, Stuttgart,pp. Yet there are occasional passages of unique content.
AVESTA: KHORDA AVESTA (Book of Common Prayer) part 2
This page was last edited on 13 Januaryat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wolff, AvestaStrassburg,pp.
Views Read Edit View history. In that kgorda, they must have been composed late in the Sasanian period, at the earliest. TAGS khordeh avesta the little avesta.
Both Iranian and Indian, they have no claim to antiquity.
Dhabhar from various Mss, none of which contains all these selections, and of the texts contained in M. Routledge and Kegan Paul, pp. Retrieved from ” https: The selection of texts is not fixed, and so publishers are free to include any text they choose.
The manuscript traditions show that the core was composed of the following texts: Although all these canonical texts are in Avestan, they are almost khordq drawn from other parts of the Avestan corpus. The nineteen stanzas divide into two parts. Khordeh Avestameaning ‘little, or lesser, or small Avesta’, is the name given to two different collections of Zoroastrian religious 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 avestq.
Dhalla The Nyaishes or Zoroastrian Litanies: There are also Pahlavi and Sanskrit renderings, as well as texts in Persian and Gujarati that could be understood by the unschooled laity.
Topic select a topic Kellens, Le verbe avestiqueWiesbaden, The vast majority of Mss. Thereafter, stanzas are identical to Yt.
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. Submitted tags will be reviewed by site administrator before it is posted online.
One of the two collections includes the other and takes its name from it.