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Avesta -- Zoroastrian Archives

"Zoroastrianism is the oldest of the revealed world-religions, and it has probably had more influence on mankind, directly and indirectly, than any other single faith." - Mary Boyce, Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1979, p. 1)

"Zoroaster was thus the first to teach the doctrines of an individual judgment, Heaven and Hell, the future resurrection of the body, the general Last Judgment, and life everlasting for the reunited soul and body. These doctrines were to become familiar articles of faith to much of mankind, through borrowings by Judaism, Christianity and Islam; yet it is in Zoroastrianism itself that they have their fullest logical coherence...." - Mary Boyce, Op. Cit. p. 29.

We provide the complete text of the extant Avesta, the most ancient scriptures of Zoroastrianism, as well as many Pahlavi scriptures. It also includes information about the Avestan language, and other useful information for students of Zoroastrian religion. Most of the texts in these archives are extremely rare.

NOTE: Spelling of Zoroastrian technical terms has been normalized in these archives to facilitate searches.

Avesta
(Ancient scriptures of Zoroastrianism)

Pahlavi
(Sacred literature preserved in the middle-Persian language)

Index Locorum

Other

Example of Avestan script

Example of Pahlavi script

Example of Old Persian script

Information on Zoroastrianism

Resources

Rituals

Information on the Avestan language

"May your mind be master of its vow; may your soul be master of its vow; and may you live on in the joy of your soul all the nights of your life."
Vd. 18.27


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