عنوان مقاله [English]
One of the valuable manuscripts that is kept in Harandi Kerman Library affiliated to Astan Qods Razavi Library is the Khorde Avestā, number 36, with 102 leaves, which was written by Mullā Marzbān, son of Zohrāb, son of Mullā Goštāsb, son of Bahman, son of Farāmarz, son of Esfandiār, son of Rostam, son of Ardešīr, son of Karīm- dād e Sīstānī, in 1227 Yazdgirdī / 1273 AH. written in Persian alphabet and there is not translation into Persian. In the final pages of the book, there is a colophon in Persian script from the author. Writer is a well-known man in Kerman and from the family of famous astronomers of the Qajar period.
Khorde Avestā is a collection of short prayers and supplications that religious believers recite every day at special times. This book includes texts such as Ordī - Behešt Yašt, Varharām Yašt, Ātaš Niāyeš, Āfarīngān Gahanbār, and Patet. The importance of this version is that it is perhaps one of the oldest Avesta texts written in Persian script, and the scribe, by introducing eight generations of his ancestors, clarifies that he was a generation of Zoroastrians from Sistan who later migrated to Kerman. This article aims to introduce and identify this version and the author's family.