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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.

Added: 06.Apr.2011 | WikiPedia: Zoroastrianism
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Khorda Avesta
the 'Small Avesta', a prayer book with excerpts from the Avesta.
Zend Avesta
see Zand.
Soma
Soma (सोम) is the Sanskrit name for a deity to be worshipped during raṅgapūjā, according to ...
Gatha
Gāthā (गाथा):—All the kie ‘verses’, if they are composed of six, three or ...
Somaka
Somaka (सोमक):—One of the four sons of Mitrāyu (son of Divodāsa, the male counterpart ...
Zand
translation and exegesis. The term 'Zand-Avesta' or 'Zend-Avesta' refers to an edition of the A...
Urva
The eighth of the good lands and countries which I, Ahura Mazda, created, was Urva of the ri...
Eranvej
1. Airyana Vaeja; lit: land of noble birth; The birth-place of Holy Zarathushtra. It is loca...
Tura Turanian
a foreign tribe mentioned in the Avesta, probably originally Scythian, later applied to all Cen...
Kem Na Mazda
an exorcism prayer from the Avesta.
Niyayesh
one of five Zoroastrian litanies from the Avesta, part of the daily prayers. (Var: 'nyayesh, ny...
Atash Niyaish
The Khordeh Avesta Prayer, Atash Niyaish, proclaims various Truths and Information about all...
Yasht
one of the hymns of the Avesta honoring various spiritual beings.
Siroza Siruza
lit. '30 days', a prayer from the Avesta which honors 30 yazads.
Afrinagan
a multi-part ceremony of blessing; specific prayers in the Avesta which are recited during afri...

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