Ahura Mazda


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chief deity of Zoroastrianism

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The material world, creation of which was ascribed to Ahura Mazda, came to be regarded by Zoroastrians as pure due to its presumed divine origin.
Zoroastrianism was the first religion to conceive of a single divine being, Ahura Mazda, who was wholly good, all-wise, and uncreated.
Here, after a pair of riddling rhetorical questions in traditional Indo-Iranian style, (21) Zarathustra himself makes direct appeal to Ahura Mazda "to protect your drigu ...
Royal inscriptions prove the investiture of Artaxerxes II by Anahita, alongside Ahura Mazda and Mithra.
His equivalence with Ahura Mazda and the unique lordship of this latter god both point to the idea that the concept of a single lord of the gods also existed as well in the underlying Indo-Iranian religion.
The mounted god Ahura Mazda tramples on the evil spirit Ahriman, incarnations of Vishnu leap and shove, only the Buddha meditates in serene symmetry.
This sovereign owned his victory to Ahura Mazda and thus offered a religious effect to the epigraph to a great extent.
Religious system: obedience of Ahura Mazda and trilogy gods and kings [2]
When he left home to seek Ahura Mazda, Lord of Light and Wisdom, all Zarathustra wanted from his priestly father, Porushaspa, as his share of property, was the sacred cord his father wore as a girdle.
In Samarkand, they built temples to the Iranian god Ahura Mazda and others, and they portrayed Zoroastrian ceremonies on the walls of their houses.
These songs are in syllabic form and contain mostly Zartosht's questions or prayers to Ahura Mazda. The songs in the Gatha have a monotheistic theme and show a distinct difference in their forms as well as their meanings from the rest of the Avesta owing to the fact that the faith and its followers went through different political, social, religious, and cultural stages over fourteen centuries.
The titles are a measure of the rarity that is going to be on display -- Martial Music of the Indian Army, Homage Unto Ahura Mazda ( Parsi prayer records), Dulal Roy's santoor recital, Lata Mangeshkar's first concert abroad ( 1974), as also all- time favourite Bollywood numbers from an era when the Hindi film industry didn't have a fancy nomenclature.
Key topics are the attribution of royal power to the favor of the "Wise Lord" Ahura Mazda and the significance of the creation narratives that open twenty-three of the inscriptions, similar in tone and vocabulary to Avestan accounts of the world's formation.