Since several long passages in the Book of Arda Viraf, on the fate of the soul by the celebrated Parsi traveller Kaiis2, who had come ‘ The Ardai Viraf Nameh. The revelations of Arda Viraz (‘righteous Viraz’), or Viraf, as his name has been The Ardai Viraf Nameh; or, the Revelations of Ardai Viraf. Arda Viraf Nameh: The Original Pahlavi Text [Anonymous] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This work has been selected by scholars as .

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The context of this journey holds particular interest. This account is chiefly taken up with a catalogue of the punishments of the damned in hell and of the rewards of the just naameh heaven.


The list of offenses and punishments occupies some sixty percent of the entire work. It is much more developed and explicit than the enumeration of rewards, in particular in the area of sexual sins.

Namdh drinking mang and thus making an extra-terrestrial journeyhis doubts are resolved. Thus again the theme of doubt is implied in a piece of visionary literature. It assumed its definitive form in the 9thth centuries A.

This book has become comparatively well known to the Iranian public, thanks to its numerous versions in modern Persian often versified and with illustrations. It was early made available in Western languages by M.

Catalog Record: Arda Viraf nameh; the original Pahlavi text; | Hathi Trust Digital Library

A recent edition and translation is by Ph. Some influences, transmitted through Islam, may have been exerted on the latter, but these remain to be fully demonstrated.

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If you enter several tags, separate virxf commas. Topic select a topic Rustamji, ArdaivirafnamuBombay, ; 2d ed. December 15, Last Updated: August 11, This article is available in print. Privacy Policy Add Comment.