of languages are spoken on this earth. In India alone, there
are over 600 different dialects and thus people of different
regions of the earth carry out their daily routine and the
communications in their own languages.
is only one language in which people cannot talk or communicate
with each other and that is our 'Avestan Language' in which
our Holy Prayers are written.
are many people who claim to be Avestan Scholars. Different
Universities of the world have even given Degrees of Ph.D.
in Avesta Language, but the irony of it all is that the different
scholars interpret the translations according to their own
whims and fancies. For Example, our holy prayer of 'Yatha
Ahu Vairyo' has been interpreted by different scholars and
Ph.Ds.' resulting in various different translations.
To these scholars, any Zarathushti can ask a simple question
- "if the translation which you have done are correct, then
naturally the other translations of the other scholars ought
to be wrong, so how will you prove them wrong?'. That is not
all. Any Zarathushti can ask these Ph.Ds and scholars the
you speak in the Avesta language which you claim to know,
understand, and translate?'
'Do you greet each other in Avesta like 'How do you do?
What is your name?' etc.
are the most common words of greetings existing in all the
languages and surely one would think that these scholars must
be exchanging such greetings in Avesta, but the fact is that
they do not and cannot converse in Avesta. No Avesta scholar
can speak in Avesta, and for the very same reason, such Western
scholars have called Avesta as a dead language. Really speaking,
it is beyond the capacity of these scholars to understand
the real essence of Avesta. The question, therefore, arises,
as to the correct means of developing the capability of understanding
the Avesta language.
The explanation for this was given by an elevated soul who
had been given this knowledge by the Magav Delans of Damavand
Koh. and which is as follows:-
the beginning of Frashogard, i.e. at the very beginning when
there was nothing except Dadar Ahura Mazda, neither our earth
, nor the universe, nor any form of life or vegetation , nor
the Yazads, Ameshaspandands and Fareshtas existed, the Almighty
Dadar Ahura Mazda brought out a voice, a sound from within
Himself. From this sound started the beginning of all our
Manthravani, and the conglomeration of all the Manthravani
was, there after called 'Sarosh Yazad'. This Manthravani that
came out of Dadar Ahura Mazda Himself, is very Asho (Holy)
because Ashoi ( Holiness) has also came out from Dadar Ahura
Mazda and merged with Sarosh Yazad, and that is why Sarosh
Yazad is referred to as Sarosh Asho. No other Yazad or Ameshaspand
is known by the title of 'Asho'. Thus such holiest of the
holy is our Avesta Manthravani which has emanated form the
Almighty Himself and which is known as the language of Yazads,
Ameshaspands, and Fareshtas.
when can an ordinary person be able to understand the Avesta
language? If any person could understand Avesta, it could
be a devout Zarathushti and no one else, the reasons for which
are as under.
Almighty Dadar Ahura Mazda grants birth to a human being on
this earth. The supreme duty of that human being is that he
or she should remain faithful to the religion in which he
or she is born and should perform such deeds as to please
the Almighty Creator by virtue of which he or she attains
soul-advancement. In this manner, every Non- Zarathushti does
good deeds in his or her own religion, thus making his or
her soul-advancement. And a time then comes when such a person
becomes fit to be a Zarathushti.
When a Rainidar Saheb descends upon this earth from time to
time as per the Almighty's will, to make the Zarathushti Religion
proper and fit for that particular age, it is this Rainidar
Saheb who converts those Non- Zarathushti's who have become
worthy to come into our great Daena. These Rainidar Sahebs
are spiritually highly advanced Ashavans, and by virtue of
their spiritual powers, are able to know as to which Non-
Zarathushti are worthy of becoming Zarathushtis and so make
such Non-Zarathushti's into Zarathushti's by bestowing unto
them the fire of 'Mino-Karko' and thus performing their Navjote
ceremonies and making them Zarathushti's for the first time.
should be understood that it is the Divine Right of these
Rainidar Sahebs only, to perform Navjote of a Non-Zarathushti
by bestowing that person with 'Mino Karko Atash' and no other
Mobed or Dastur can perform such a Navjote because these Mobeds
and Dasturs are unable to recognize whether a non-Zarathushti
has become worthy to enter the Zarathushti Religion, let alone
bestowing the fire of 'Mino-Karko'.
a person at last becomes a Zarathushti by undergoing the cycle
of life and death innumerable times on this earth, and after
becoming a Zarathushti for the first time, goes to the first
'Padh' (region) of the first Aasman (Heaven). Even after that,
the person undergoes the cycle of life and death innumerable
times as a Zarathushti, for their Rawaan -Bokhtagi (Soul-
advancement), which would also be done by the same person's
Rawaan in Hasti (Heavens). When this Rawaan, after ages, reaches
the second 'Padh' of the fifth Aasman, it becomes worthy of
obtaining the Ilam (knowledge) of 'Minostihgar', And the Almighty
Dadar Ahura Mazda bestows upon this Rawaan the Ilam of 'Minostihgar'.
What is this Ilam of Minostihgar? It is a kind of power.
The Almighty Creator has bestowed upon us human beings many
powers. For example, our mind and brain through which we obtain
the power of reasoning and thinking; Our eyes, which gives
us the power of vision. Many such powers have been bestowed
upon us; and in the same manner, the Ilam of Minostihgar is
a power by which all the secrets of Avesta are laid open before
a Rawaan having this Ilam. That means that such a Rawaan is
able to understand the Avesta a hundred percent.
this, we can see that the worthiness of understanding Avesta
can only be achieved by a Zarathushti and that also by highly
advanced fifth Aasman Rawaans of Zarathushti's. Therefore,
how can a Non-Zarathushti ever be able to really understand
Zarathushtis who take birth in this world are mostly from
the first three Aasmans who live their lives of joys and sorrows
and thereby cut their 'Bud-Kerdar' (bad deeds) which had accumulated
from their previous births. One of the paths given to us to
cut the Bud-Kerdar is through Avesta Manthravani, which is
given to us by the Rainidar Sahebs, who alone have the divine
right to make changes in Avesta manthravani to make it more
suitable to the needs of the time. These Rainidar Sahebs are
the representatives of the Almighty and are highly advanced
Rawaans of the Sixth Aasman, who know Avesta thoroughly and
who possess the power of making Miracles as and when they
wish. It becomes our holy duty that the Avesta manthravani
given by such worthy Sahebs should be recited by us.
we have seen before, Sarosh Yazad is made of Manthravani,
and it is Sarosh Yazad who becomes the protector of a Zarathushti
Rawaan after death till 'Chahrumni Bandad' (the dawn of the
fourth day). When Avesta Manthravani is recited for that Rawaan,
Sarosh Yazad becomes glad and the Rawaan also is joyous and
on the fourth day goes happily to its destination in the 'Hasti'.
is the only language in which the ceremonies and prayers which
are performed reach a place in Hasti known as 'Ganje-Manthra'
or 'Ganje- Dadar' and the benefits derived from these prayers
which accumulate in this Ganj (Treasury) are bestowed upon
every Zarathushti Rawaan - such is the great justice of the
The vibrations of no other language reach Hasti because Avesta
is the language of Hasti and we, Zarathushtis are the inhabitants
is therefore concluded from the above that we, ordinary Zarathushtis,
who are from the first three Aasmans of Hasti, can make our
Rawaan-Bokhtagi by reciting the Avesta given to us by the
Rainidar sahebs who are of Garothman, i.e. the sixth Aasman.
The Rawaans of the fourth Aasman and above generally do not
come to earth as they have no Bud-Kerdar. They do come occasionally
on some special missions of the Almighty. Thus, if we ordinary
Zarathushtrians want to make progress of our Rawaan in the
Hasti, then we have to recite our prayers in a language which
goes directly to the Hasti, i.e. the Avesta language.
For the above reasons, every Zarathushti should recite their
prayers and perform their ceremonies in Avesta language which
at first came out from God Himself and which is the language
of the Yazads, Ameshaspands, and Fareshtas. Even if we don't
understand Avesta, the prayers are to be recited with full
faith and the greater the faith the better would be the fruit-
such is the law of nature.