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Avesta is the holy book of Zoroaster the prophet, Sacred Scriptures of the Zoroastrian religion.It contains hymns, prayers, and appeals to righteousness ascribed to Zoroaster. The present text was assembled in the 3rd–7th century AD from the remains of a larger body of scripture that was destroyed when Alexander the Great conquered Persia. It has five parts: the Gathas, hymns in what are thought to be Zoroaster's own words; Visp-rat, containing homages to spiritual leaders; Vendidad, the main source for Zoroastrian law; the Yashts, 21 hymns to angels and ancient heroes; and the Khurda avesta, composed of minor texts. (Wikipedia) - The Avesta is the primary collection of sacred texts of Zoroastrianism, composed in the Avestan language. Avesta For other uses of the word "Avesta", see Avesta (disambiguation). This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (July 2007) This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. No cleanup reason has been specified. Please help improve this article if you can. (February 2010) Part of a series on Zoroastrianism Portal Primary topics Zoroastrianism Ahura Mazda Zarathustra aša (asha) / arta Angels and demons Amesha Spentas · Yazatas Ahuras · Daevas Angra Mainyu Scripture and worship Avesta Gathas · Yasna Vendidad · Visperad Yashts · Khordeh Avesta Ab-Zohr The Ahuna Vairya Invocation Fire Temples Accounts and legends Dēnkard · Bundahišn Book of Arda Viraf Book of Jamasp Story of Sanjan History and culture Zurvanism Calendar · Festivals Marriage Eschatology Adherents Zoroastrians in Iran Parsis · Iranis • • • Persecution of Zoroastrians See also Index of Related Articles This box: view talk edit The Avesta is the primary collection of sacred texts of Zoroastrianism, and is composed in the Avestan language. Contents 1 History 1.1 Early transmission 1.2 Later redaction 1.3 European scholarship 1.4 The Zend 2 Structure and content 2.1 The Yasna 2.2 The Visperad 2.3 The Vendidad 2.4 The Yashts 2.5 The Siroza 2.6 The Khordeh Avesta 2.7 Fragments 3 Other Zoroastrian religious texts 4 See also 5 Notes 6 Bibliography 6.1 Texts and translations 6.2 Secondary works 7 Further reading History Early transmission The texts of the Avesta — which are all in the Avestan language — were composed over the course of several hundred years. The most important portion, the Gathas, in older (before the works of Johanna Narten 'Gathic') Avestan, are the hymns thought to have been composed by Zoroaster himself. The liturgical texts of the Yasna, which includes the Gathas, is in Older Avestan, with short, later additions in Y

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A remarkable statue of Arash Kamangir(Archer) Legendary Hero of Ancient Persia in a park in Izeh. The story of Arash has been mentioned in Avesta and three times in Shahnameh of Ferdowsi. In a war with enemy, Arash is asked to throw a bow and end the war.
A painting shows the Iranian Prophet Zoroaster and other symbols of a Zoroastrian temple such as Eternal Fire, Ahouramazda, Angels and some events from the holy book.Gathas of Avesta proves religious transformations in old Persia through Yashts and Yasna,
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