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the holy scriptures of Zoroastrianism (Var: Phl. 'abestag, abistag'); the language of the Avesta (Var. 'Avestan');

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The Avesta is the primary collection of sacred texts of Zoroastrianism, composed in the Avestan language.

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Khorda Avesta
the 'Small Avesta', a prayer book with excerpts from the Avesta.
Zend Avesta
see Zand.
Zand
translation and exegesis. The term 'Zand-Avesta' or 'Zend-Avesta' refers to an edition of the A...
Zoroastrianism
the religion founded by Zarathushtra (12th century B.C.?), the oldest of the great prophetic re...
Vendidad
one of the books of the Avesta; a high liturgical service in which the Vendidad is recited.
Yasht
one of the hymns of the Avesta honoring various spiritual beings.
Nask
lit. 'book, volume,' one of the 21 volumes into which the Avesta was divided in ancient times; ...
Fargard
lit. 'chapter, section', a term designating sections of the Vendidad and other books of the Ave...
Khshnuman
lit. 'dedication', a dedicatory section (in Avesta) naming the yazad in whose honor a ceremony ...
Niyayesh
one of five Zoroastrian litanies from the Avesta, part of the daily prayers. (Var: 'nyayesh, ny...
Vispa Humata
a short prayer from the Khorda Avesta focussing on good thoughts, words, and deeds.
Yasna
one of the books of the Avesta; the name of a high liturgical service in which the text of the ...
Siroza Siruza
lit. '30 days', a prayer from the Avesta which honors 30 yazads.
Somaka
Somaka (सोमक):—One of the four sons of Mitrāyu (son of Divodāsa, the male counterpart ...
Khairizem
Given that the sixteen Vendidad nations radiate from Central Asia, it is also significant th...

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