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Mihr Niyayesh (*Litany to Mithra)

 

 

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0. (pa nm i azd, hrmezd i hvade i awazn gurz hvarahe awazyt, mihir i frgayt i dwar i rst [b rasat],
ezh ham gunh patit pashmnm, ezh haravistn dushmat duzhxt duzhvaresht men pa gth mint vaem guft vaem kard vaem jast vaem bun bt estet ezh gunhih manishn gaweshn kunishn tan rvn gth mainyun xe awaxsh pashm pa se gaweshn pa patit hm!)
 

 
0. In the name of God. May the majesty and glory of Ohrmazd, the beneficent lord, increase. (Hither) may come Mithra of wide cattle pastures, the true judge. Of all sins ... I repent.
 
1 to 9... nemase-t ahura mazda ... jasa m avanghe mazda,
ashaunm vanguhsh sr spet fravashay azamaide mithrem vouru-gaoyaoitm azamaide.
ashem voh...(3).

 

  1 to 9... Homage to you, O Ahura Mazda ... come to my help, O Mazda. We sacrifice to the good, helpful, holy Fravashis of the righteous. We sacrifice to Mithra of wide cattle pastures.
10. fravarne mazdayasn zarathushtrish vdav ahura-tkash

(Here recite the appropriate Gah dedication.)

mithrahe vouru-gaoyaoitish hazangra-gaoshahe bavare- cashman aoxt-nman azatahe rman hvstrahe xshnaothra asnica vahmica xshnaothrica frasastayaca.
ath ah vairy zaot fr-m mrt,
ath ratush ashtct haca fr ashava vdhv mraot.
 
  10. I proclaim ... of the Ahurian Faith.

(Gah according to the period of the day.)

Propitiation ... glorification to Mithra of wide cattle pastures, who has a thousand ears, who has ten thousand eyes, the Yazad who is invoked by name, (and) to Rama Khvastra. As (he is) the Lord that is to be chosen ... let one who knows it pronounce it to me.

 
11. mithrem vouru-gaoyaoitm azamaide
arsh-vacanghem vyxanem
hazangra-gaoshem hutshtem
bavare-cashmanem berezatem
perethu-vadhayanem srem
ahvafnem jakhurvnghem, mithrem aiwi-dah'ym azamaide, mithrem atare-dah'ym azamaide, mithrem dah'ym azamaide, mithrem upairi-dah'ym azamaide, mithrem adhairi-dah'ym azamaide, mithrem pairi-dah'ym azamaide, mithrem aipi-dah'ym azamaide.
 
  11. We sacrifice to Mithra of wide cattle pastures, whose word is true ... the ever wakeful. We sacrifice to Mithra, who is around the country. We sacrifice to Mithra, who is within the country. We sacrifice to Mithra, who is in the country. We sacrifice to Mithra, who is above the country. We sacrifice to Mithra, who is under the country. We sacrifice to Mithra, who is before the country. We sacrifice to Mithra, who is behind the country.
 
12. mithrem ahura berezata
aithyajangha ashavana azamaide,
strushca mnghemca hvareca
urvar paiti baresmany
mithrem vspanm dah'yunm
dainghu-paitm azamaide.
 
  12. We sacrifice to Mithra and Ahura, the exalted, imperishable, righteous ones, and the Stars, the Moon, and the Sun, by means of trees yielding Barsom. We sacrifice to Mitha, the Lord of all countries.
 
13. ahe raya hvarenanghaca
tem azi surunvata asna mithrem vouru-gaoyaoitm zaothrby, mithrem vouru- gaoyaoitm azamaide rma-shayanem hushayanem airyby dainghuby.
  13. For his splendor and fortune I shall sacrifice to him with audible worship, Mithra of wide cattle pastures with libations. We sacrifice to Mithra of wide cattle pastures, who gives an abode of joy, and a good abode to the Aryan countries.
 
14. ca-n jamyt avanghe
ca-n jamyt ravanghe
ca-n jamyt rafnanghe
ca-n jamyt marzhdiki
ca-n jamyt bashazi
ca-n jamyt verethrakhni
ca-n jamyt havanghi
ca-n jamyt ashavasti
ukhr aiwithr asny
vahmy anaiwidruxt
vspemi anguhe astvaite
mithr vouru-gaoyaoitish.
 
  14. May he come hither to us in order to help (us). May he come hither to us for spaciousness. May he come hither to us to support (us). May he come hither to us to (grant us) mercy. May he come hither to us to cure (us of disease). May he come hither to us so that we are able to defeat our enemies. May he come hither to us to (grant us) a good life. May he come hither to us to grant us possession of Truth. (May) strong, unshakable, undeceivable Mithra of wide pastures, who is worthy of worship and praise, (come hither) for the sake of the whole material world.
 
15. tem amavatem azatem
srem dmhu sevishtem
mithrem azi zaothrby,
tem pairi-jasi vataca nemanghaca
tem azi surunvata asna mithrem vouru-gaoyaoitm zaothrby, mithrem vouru- gaoyaoitm azamaide
haomay gava baresmana
hizv danghangha mthraca
vacaca shyaothnaca zaothrbyasca
arshuxdhaibyasca vkhzhiby.

engh htm at esn pait vangh mazd ahur vath asht hac nghmc tsc tsc azamaide.
  15. This powerful strong god Mithra, strongest in the (world of) creatures, I will worship with libations. I will cultivate him with praise and reverence, worship him with audible prayer, with libations, Mithra of wide cattle pastures.
We worship Mithra of wide cattle pastures with Haoma-containing milk and baresman twigs, with skill of tongue and magic word, with speech and action and libations, and with correctly uttered words.

We worship the male and female Entities in the worship of whom Ahura Mazda knows (there is (or: consists) what is) best (lit. better) according to Asha.
 
16. (Recite silently:)
(hrmezd i hvade i awazn mardum mardum sardag ham sardag ham b asht i vah vaem vahe dn i mzdayasn gh stvn nk rasnt du bt.)


(Recite aloud:)
ath ah vairy...(2).
asnemca vahmemca aojasca zavareca frnmi
mithrahe vouru-gaoyaoitish hazangra-gaoshahe bavare- cashman aoxt-nman azatahe rman hvstrahe.

 

   
17. ashem voh....
ahmi rashca ... hazangrem ... jasa-m ... (kerba mazhd...)
atha jamyt atha frnmi.
ashem voh...!
([rzh nek nm rzh pk nm rzh mubrak] rzh i (name the day of the month), mh i (name the month), gh i (name the Gah), namzh i ddr i gh dm,)

xshnaothra ahurahe mazd, taridti angrahe mainyush, haithyvarshtm hyat vasn ferashtemem. staomi ashem, ashem voh....

(gurz hvarahe awazyt, mihir i frgayt i dwar i rst [b rasat],
amwad przhgar amwad przhgar dt dn i vahe i mzdayasn gh raw vfrgn bt, haft keshwar zam du bt,

>>men n wyat shudan <<(3).)
ashem voh....


(Recite facing south:),
(ddr i gh dn i mzdayasn dt i zarathushtr.)
nemase-t ashum sevishte aredv sre anhite ashaone,
ashem voh....
nem urvaire vanguhi mazdadhte ashaone,
ashem voh....
mithrem vouru-gaoyaoitm azamaide.
ashem voh....
(mihir i frgayt i dwar i rst)
ashem voh...!!
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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