ARDA VIRAF NAMEH PDF

It contains about 8, words. The text assumed its definitive form in the 9thth centuries after a long series of emendations. Charles Horne assumes that it was composed fairly late in the ancient history of Zoroastrianism, probably from the period of the Sasanian Empire from to , when Zoroastrianism experienced a state-sponsored revival. He drinks a mixture of wine , mang , and Haoma , after which his soul travels to the next world.

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Puech , Paris, , pp. The context of this journey holds particular interest. This account is chiefly taken up with a catalogue of the punishments of the damned in hell and of the rewards of the just in heaven. The list of offenses and punishments occupies some sixty percent of the entire work. It is much more developed and explicit than the enumeration of rewards, in particular in the area of sexual sins.

After drinking mang and thus making an extra-terrestrial journey , his doubts are resolved. Thus again the theme of doubt is implied in a piece of visionary literature. It assumed its definitive form in the 9thth centuries A. This book has become comparatively well known to the Iranian public, thanks to its numerous versions in modern Persian often versified and with illustrations. It was early made available in Western languages by M.

Haug and E. A recent edition and translation is by Ph. Some influences, transmitted through Islam, may have been exerted on the latter, but these remain to be fully demonstrated. See also J. Other studies: F. Pavry , London, , pp. Submitted tags will be reviewed by site administrator before it is posted online. If you enter several tags, separate with commas.

Topic select a topic Bibliography : See also J. Rustamji, Ardaivirafnamu , Bombay, ; 2d ed. II, Fasc. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy Add Comment. Suggested Tag.

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Puech , Paris, , pp. The context of this journey holds particular interest. This account is chiefly taken up with a catalogue of the punishments of the damned in hell and of the rewards of the just in heaven. The list of offenses and punishments occupies some sixty percent of the entire work. It is much more developed and explicit than the enumeration of rewards, in particular in the area of sexual sins. After drinking mang and thus making an extra-terrestrial journey , his doubts are resolved. Thus again the theme of doubt is implied in a piece of visionary literature.

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