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Gathas

(gā`täz): see ZoroastrianismZoroastrianism
, religion founded by Zoroaster, but with many later accretions. Scriptures

Zoroastrianism's scriptures are the Avesta or the Zend Avesta [Pahlavi avesta=law, zend=commentary].
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Veer Gatha is an effort to not only pay our respects to our bravest of the brave but also take their story to the next generation of Indians,'' Irani told Mail Today on the sidelines of the book series launch.
Kerouac also addresses this imaginary city in a brief gatha in "Various Little Pomes," saying, "My dream of a / horrible city is / individual discrimination /--the actual / city is universal mind" (Pomes All Sizes 48).
Chang, meaning to sing, is broadly assigned to textual forms such as tan (verses of irregular prosody) and ji (Sanskrit gatha, verses of four to eight lines of equal length), which are precomposed metered melodies, while the elements nian (to recite) and song (to intone) imply the less musical (or monotone) deliver)' of sutras, dharanis, and prayers.
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.
A GATHA Christie dramas are renowned for their high body counts, twists and turns.
At the end of his training, which takes several years, Luang Phi Thongkham gives a sermon to Jet telling him that saiyasat (protective magic) and mun gatha (foundational and powerful magical verses) help people develop compassion towards others and that they should never be used for violence.
After this, it traverses through Bhaderwah City, Gatha, Dradu, Dranga, Seeri, Bhalla, Pranoo and ultimately flows into river Chenab at Pul Doda.
Kumar Shahani, Kumar to his friends, colleagues, and students, filmmaker, maverick, visionary, director of films like Tarang, Khayal Gatha, Kasha, and Bhavantarana, sits down to an early morning cup of hot, sweet tea along with workers between shifts from the nearby docklands.
Strausberg describes the oldest texts such as the first Gatha, the lives of the most influential of Zarathustra's disciples, the relations between Zoroastrianism and paganism, basic religious concepts and practices, the role of the religion in war, the beings worthy of worship, the roles of guides and advisers, ethics, the relation between purity and gender, the act of visiting heaven and hell, ritual infrastructures including sacred fires and shrines, ceremonials and liturgies, festivals, weddings, death ceremonies, and the annual return of the ancestors.
We are grateful to have food to eat, and with this gatha [Buddhist hymn], we can vow to find ways to help those who are hungry.
This time they went prepared with the Gatha to help subside storm and wind.
There were also two musical workshops, displays of Bollywood dancing and Gatha, Indian martial arts.