Avestaalso called Zend-avestasacred book of Zoroastrianism containing its cosmogony, law, and liturgy, the teachings of the prophet Zoroaster Zarathushtra. The voluminous manuscripts of New Avesta dating rules original are said to have been destroyed when Alexander the Great conquered Persia.
The Avesta is in five parts. New Avesta dating rules form a middle section of the chief liturgical part of the canon, the Yasnawhich contains the rite of the preparation and sacrifice of haoma. The Visp-rat is a lesser liturgical scripture, containing homages to a number of Zoroastrian spiritual Avssta.
It also gives an account of creation and the first man, Yima. The Yasht s are 21 hymns, rich in mythto various yazata s angels and ancient heroes.
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