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English translation of
Holy Zend Avesta - Khorda Avesta (1)

English translation by James Darmesteter, Dhalla, B. N. Dhabhar,
L. Mills, J. H. Peterson, C. Bartholomae
taken from http://www.avesta.org/avesta.html

Haft Amahraspand Yasht

0
May Ahura Mazda be rejoiced!...Ashem Vohu: Holiness is the best of all good....I confess myself a worshipper of Mazda, a follower of Zarathushtra, one who hates the Daevas and obeys the laws of Ahura;For sacrifice, prayer, propitiation, and glorification unto[Havani], the holy and master of holiness....

I.

1
To Ahura Mazda, bright and glorious, and to the Amesha-Spentas;To Vohu-Mano; to Peace, whose breath is friendly, and who is more powerful to destroy than all other creatures; to the heavenly Wisdom, made by Mazda, and to the Wisdom acquired through the ear, made by Mazda;

2
To Asha-Vahishta, the fairest; to the much-desired Airyaman;to the instrument made by Mazda: and to the good Saoka, with eyes of love, made by Mazda and holy;To Khshathra-Vairya; to the metals; to Mercy and Charity.

3
To the good Spenta-Armaiti, and to the good Rata, with eyes of love, made by Mazda and holy;To Haurvatat, the master; to the prosperity of the seasons and to the years, the masters of holiness;And to Ameretat, the master; to fatness and flocks; to the plenty of corn; and to the powerful Gaokerena, made by Mazda.

4
(At the Gah Hawan): To Mithra, the lord of wide pastures and to Rama Hvastra.(At the Gah Rapithwin): To Asha-Vahishta and to Atar, the son of Ahura Mazda.(At the Gah, Uzerin): To Apam Napat, the tall lord, and to water, made by Mazda.

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(At the Gah Aiwisruthrem): To the Fravashis of the faithful and to the females that bring forth flocks of males; to the prosperity of the seasons; to the well-shapen and tall-formed Strength; to Verethraghna, made by Ahura, and to the crushing Ascendant.(At the Gah Usahin): To the holy, devout, fiend-smiting Sraosha, who makes the world grow; to Rashnu-Razishta and to Arshtat, who makes the world grow, who makes the world increase;Be propitiation, with sacrifice, prayer, propitiation and glorification!Yatha ahu vairyo: The will of the Lord is the law of holiness....

II.

6
We sacrifice unto Ahura Mazda, bright and glorious; we sacrifice unto the Amesha-Spentas, the all-ruling, the all-beneficent. We sacrifice unto Vohu-Mano, the Amesha-Spenta; we sacrifice unto Peace, whose breath is friendly, and who is more powerful to destroy than all other creatures; we sacrifice unto the heavenly Wisdom, made by Mazda; we sacrifice unto the Wisdom acquired through the ear, made by Mazda.

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We sacrifice unto Asha-Vahishta, the fairest, the Amesha-Spenta; we sacrifice unto the much-desired Airyaman; we sacrifice unto the instrument made by Mazda; we sacrifice unto the good Saoka, with eyes of love, made by Mazda and holy.We sacrifice unto Khshathra-Vairya; we sacrifice unto the metals; we sacrifice unto Mercy and Charity.

Continued...

8
We sacrifice unto the good Spenta-Armaiti; we sacrifice unto the good Rata, with eyes of love, made by Mazda and holy. We sacrifice unto Haurvatat, the Amesha-Spenta; we sacrifice unto the prosperity of the seasons; we sacrifice unto the years,the holy and masters of holiness. We sacrifice unto Ameretat, the Amesha-Spenta; we sacrifice unto fatness and flocks; we sacrifice unto the plenty of corn; we sacrifice unto the powerful Gaokerena, made by Mazda.

9
(At the Gah Hawan): We sacrifice unto Mithra, the lord of wide pastures; we sacrifice unto Rama Hvastra.(At the Gah Rapithwin): We sacrifice unto Asha-Vahishta and Atar, the son of Ahura Mazda.(At the Gah Uzerin): We sacrifice unto Apam Napat, the swift-horsed, the tall and shining lord, the lord of the females;we sacrifice unto the holy waters, made by Mazda.

10
(At the Gah Aiwisruthrem): We sacrifice unto the good,powerful, beneficent Fravashis of the faithful; we sacrifice unto the females who bring forth flocks of males; we sacrifice unto the prosperity of the seasons; we sacrifice unto the well-shapen,tall-formed Strength; we sacrifice unto Verethraghna, made by Mazda; we sacrifice unto the crushing Ascendant.(At the Gah Ushahin): We sacrifice unto the holy,tall-formed, fiend-smiting Sraosha; who makes the world grow, the holy an master of holiness; we sacrifice unto Rashnu-Razishta; we sacrifice unto Arshtat, who makes the world grow, who makes the world increase

III.

11
Let the Yatus be crushed, O Zarathushtra! both Daevas and men. Who is he in whose house, O Spitama Zarathushtra! every Druj is destroyed, every Druj perishes, when he pronounces these words:

12
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13
It is he who takes the seven Amesha-Spentas, the all-ruling,the all-beneficent, as a shield against his enemies. We worship the Law of the worshippers of Mazda; we worship the waters coming in the shape of a horse, made by Mazda.

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He has renounced trespasses and faults, O Zarathustra! he has renounced all trespasses and faults, O Zarathustra! when he throws down the destroyer of Vohu-Mano and his words, with a hundred times hundredfold, with a many times manifold preaching and smiting, and he takes away the Law of Mazda, that was carried away as a prisoner, from the hands of the [ungodly], who are destroyed by his strength. Ashem Vohu: Holiness is the best of all good....

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Yatha ahu vairyo: The will of the Lord is the law of holiness....I bless the sacrifice and the prayer, the strength and vigour Of Ahura Mazda, bright and glorious, and of the Amesha-Spentas; Of Vohu-Mano; of Peace, whose breath is friendly....Of Asha-Vahishta, the fairest; of the much-desired Airyaman....Of Khshathra-Vairya, of the metals....Of the good Spenta-Armaiti and of the good Rata....Of Haurvatat, the master....Of Ameretat, the master....(At the Gah Hawan): Of Mithra....(At the Gah Rapithwin): Of Asha-Vahishta....(At the Gah Uzerin): Of the high lord Apam Napat....(At the Gah Aiwisruthrem): Of the Fravashis of the faithful....(At the Gah Ushahin): Of the holy, devout, fiend-smiting Sraosha, who makes the world grow; of Rashnu-Razishta and of Arshtat, who makes the world grow, who makes the world increase.Ashem Vohu: Holiness is the best of all good....Give unto that man brightness and glory, give him health of body, give him sturdiness of body, give him victorious strength of body, give him full welfare of wealth, give him a virtuous offspring,give him long, long life, give him the bright, all-happy,blissful abode of the holy Ones.

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