The Gathas of Zarathushtra: Hymns in Praise of Wisdom


The words of Zarathushtra, Prophet of Ancient Iran, have come down to us across the centuries through the Gathas, 17 hymns which he composed and which embody the core of his faith.

For the first time ever, these hymns are published with commentary and relevant illustrated material to explain the text. For the first time too, the background provided by the Story of Creation is examined with the help of a page from an unpublished manuscript at the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.

Vedic parallels are emphasized to aid comparative studies of these two ancient Aryan traditions.

An ideal book for laypersons and scholars alike, this is a must for every Parsi home, libraries and researchers working on Zoroastrian tradition.

Author: Piloo Nanavutty
ISBN: 9781890206093
Binding: Paperback,
176 Pages
Published Year: 1999
Language: English


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Weight 0.51 kg
Dimensions 22.1 × 17.8 × 1.4 cm