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Avesta, 2 Definition(s)

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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...
Nam Stayishn
name of a Pazand prayer praising Ohrmazd, part of the Khorda Avesta.
Siroza Siruza
lit. '30 days', a prayer from the Avesta which honors 30 yazads.
Kardah
A section or division of most Yashts and other books of the Avesta. Compare with fargard.
Nask
lit. 'book, volume,' one of the 21 volumes into which the Avesta was divided in ancient times; ...
Thrishva
According to the Avesta our earthy globe is divided into two sections on spiritual lines, on...
Visperad
one of the books of the Avesta; a high liturgical service dedicated to Ahura Mazda.
Niyayesh
one of five Zoroastrian litanies from the Avesta, part of the daily prayers. (Var: 'nyayesh, ny...

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