Contents of the Avesta

Avesta: the holy book of Zoroastrianism, the Iranian religion that was founded by the legendary Bactrian prophet Zarathustra.

The following titles of the main parts of the Avesta were taken from the translation by James Darmesteter and L.H. Mills in Max Müller (ed.): Sacred Books of the East, vols. IV (The Zend-Avesta, part 1), XXIII (The Zend-Avesta, part 2), XXXI (The Zend-Avesta, part 3).

The Gâthâs

The Yasna

The Yasts

  1. The names of Ahuramazda
  2. To the Amesha Spentas
  3. Praise of the god Airyama
  4. To the genius of health and the waters
  5. To the goddess Anahita
  6. To the Sun
  7. To the Moon
  8. To Sirius
  9. To Iranian heroes
  10. To the god Mithra
  11. To the angel Sraosha
  12. To genius of truth
  13. To the people's inner power
  14. To the genius of victory
  15. To the genius that gives good abodes and pastures
  16. To the personification of Zoroastrian law
  17. To piety
  18. To truthfulness
  19. To the genius of the earth
  20. To the star Vanant
  21. A fragment
  22. To the fate of the faithful
  23. Zarathustra's blessing of Hystaspes
  24. Exhortations

The Vendidad