Sometimes 'sangsar' is referred to where a soul goes from a human body to that of a mineral. I praise, besides, all that is offered with prayer to promote the growth of life. ), Its other names in Mazdaen scriptures are the Frakhvkard and Varkash. They are written in a metre much like the Vedas. According to the Avesta the world consists of seven continents wherein the one in which Zarathustra lived is Khvaniratha with Mt. —Mahabharata Udyoga Parva Chapter 43:4[76]. Varuna's are Meghavasas in his assembly, and another named Sunabha. The reason why most places in the Avesta are of Afghanistan is because Zarathustra, who was not from the Balkh Kingdom and had migrated there as most scholars agree, had only composed the Gāthās of the Avesta, whereas the rest of it was composed by his converts in Balkh. Kashmir lies on a plateau surrounded by high inaccessible mountains. The purpose of the Mazdaen clad is to prevent pollution through the products of the mouth when handling the sacred fire. Balkh was known to have a Brahmans within the court of its king as well. This land is based around the sources of the Ranhā River which is the Rig Vedic Rasā River. These names reflect devotion and subordination as servants of gods. There are 4 ages according to Zoroastrianism[241], much like Hinduism's 4 yugas, with the first being the most righteous of times in both religions and then as the ages succeed, they become worse than the preceding age. The Brahmana scriptures refer to 'gāthās' and 'abhiyajnagāthās' as the verses of the Vedas. [38] Hence, Kava Uṣan (Shukra Acharya the Bhargava) is venerated and included as one of the holiest sages in Mazdayasna because he was also from Vahiśta (Vasiśṭha.)[39]. In modern Gilgitstan exists the Rakaposh Range where bears the title Rak. There is a praśasti dedicated to Sarasvati inscribed in Madhya Pradesh, which states that Sarasvati lived in heaven together with Bṛhaspati.[119]. It mentions that Brahmā taught the knowledge of Brahman to his eldest son Atharvan. Certainly, cypress tress exist in Kashmir, and the local species is known as Cupressus cashmeriana. In Mazdaen scriptures too, Athravans with black hair are praised. [50] Vedic scholar Mallinatha writes in his commentary of the Kiratarjunya that the Śāstras declare that the mantras of Atharva Rṣi are preserved by Vaśiśṭha. I allow the good spirits who reside on this earth in the good animals to go and roam about free according to their pleasure. In addition to these, the region has been called Kashmar, Kashir, Kashrat, Kasherumana, Khache-yul, Kasperia, and Kipin, Vitastika, and it together with Balawaristan is known as Hari-varṣa, Naishadha-varṣa, Uttara-Patha, and Deva-Kuru. [146] Kashmiri Brahmans are known synonymously as Kashmiri Pandits or simply as 'Pandits' (Scholars) and Anquetil du Perron believes that the Mazdaen scripture the Dhup Nihang mentions Mazdaen Pandits. The name 'Zarathustra' means Golden buffalo, which is because the animals involved in sacrifices to Varuna were usually buffaloes[204]. The Denkard scripture specifically mentions that Zarathustra was a descendant of the law-giving immortals (Amesha Spentas, to which the Vahiśtas belong), as well as of "King Jam"[41] Mazdaen scriptures mention Vahiśta (Vasiśṭha) within the Avesta, wherein he is an Amesha Spenta[42] mentioned as Asha Vahiśta. (That makes sense because the religions of the 2 saints are similar in their concepts dualism, cimeration, and customs such as wearing of white turbans for sages.) We sacrifice unto Mithra, the lord of wide pastures, ....sleepless, and ever awake; Vaisampayana said,--"Then Maya Danava addressed Arjuna, that foremost of successful warriors, saying,--'I now go with thy leave, but shall come back soon. Navjot which means new birth is the initiation of a Mazdaen and they are given a sacred thread to wear similar to that of the Yajnopavita ceremony for many Hindus. Panjistan is mentioned as possessing the Zend River. The Pahlavi word 'Zend' (referring to a city, not the Zhand Avesta) is the translation of local 'Jand' within the Punjab. This is likely the Jamuna River. This river is also popularly called as Chandravati, Arapath or Harshapatha. Brahman is none like that. [1886, THE EPIC OF SHAHNAMEH FERDOWSI: CHAPTER 9-SAIAWOSH (SIAVASH), http://www.hindupedia.com/eng/index.php?title=Zoroastrianism_and_Hinduism&oldid=127549. Arrian [171], Strabo[172], Pliny[173], and Justin had stated that Atropatene in Media was named after its Satrap Atropatos declared independence after Alexander's death. Magadha is the Middle Country of this dZambuling; it is the place Buddhas of the Three Times appear. Avestan literature is not familiar with the Indus. The Vessantara Jātaka gives this description of Brahman ascetics: "looking like a Brahman with his matted hair and garment of animal skin with his hook and sacrificial ladle, sleeping on the ground and reverencing the sacred fire". After that on the 14th of the dark-half of the month, one should take bath, before sun-rise, in the cool water of the Vitasta or the Visoka or the Candravati or the Harsapatha or the Trikoti or the Sindhu or the holy Kanakavahini or any other holy river or the water-reservoirs and the lakes.