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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');

Added: 08.Apr.2011 | Avesta: Zoroastrianism Glossary
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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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Search found: 28 related definition(s) for Avesta that might help you understand this better. Below are the 15 most relevant articles:

· Khorda Avesta
the 'Small Avesta', a prayer book with excerpts from the Avesta.
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· Zend Avesta
see Zand.
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· Zand
translation and exegesis. The term 'Zand-Avesta' or 'Zend-Avesta' refers to an e...
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· Zoroastrianism
Zoroastrianism is a religion and philosophy based on the teachings of prophet...
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· Vispa Humata
a short prayer from the Khorda Avesta focussing on good thoughts, words, and dee...
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· Yasna
one of the books of the Avesta; the name of a high liturgical service in which t...
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· Siroza Siruza
lit. '30 days', a prayer from the Avesta which honors 30 yazads.
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· Somaka
1) King Somaka was the son of Sahadeva, and a most excellent maker of gifts a...
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· Khairizem
Given that the sixteen Vendidad nations radiate from Central Asia, it is also...
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· Thrishva
According to the Avesta our earthy globe is divided into two sections on spir...
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· Kardah
A section or division of most Yashts and other books of the Avesta. Compare with...
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· Manthra
Holy Word; specific passages of the Avesta with specific poetic and spiritual pr...
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· Soma
1. Soma. See Sutasoma. 2. Soma A deva to whom sacrifice is offered; he is ...
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· Visperad
one of the books of the Avesta; a high liturgical service dedicated to Ahura Maz...
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· Nam Stayishn
name of a Pazand prayer praising Ohrmazd, part of the Khorda Avesta.
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