• The first voloume of the series Avestan Manuscripts in Iran has already appeared: The Liturgical Widewdad manuscript ms. 4161 (Wandidad-e Jahanbaxshi), Girona-Tehran, 2015. More info here
  • The book A. Cantera, Vers une édition de la liturgie longue zoroastrienne. Pensées et travaux préliminaires (Cahiers de Studia iranica , 51) has been published.
  • Bahram Boroumand helds a seminary on Avestan Paleography at the University of Salamanca between July 7 and 10, 2014
  • The Exhition The Everlasting Flame (11th october-14th december 2013, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London) shows a nice sample of Avestan manuscripts usually hosted in the British Library
  • The text of the Yasna ī Rapihwin ceremony is already available in ADA, vid. complete ceremonies"
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Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute


Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, 812, Shivajinagar, Law College Road, Pune, 411004, INDIA

It is the third most important library with Avestan manuscripts in India. It was founded in 1917 in honour of Prof. Dr. Sir Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar. The Manuscript Collection of the Government of Bombay (with 17877 manuscripts) was transferred to this library, which increased it with 11633 manuscripts more during several years. Microfilming of the manuscripts in the Institute’s collection was undertaken in 1989. Of this great collection only the following 8 manuscripts, which are described by C. Cereti (1996), "Zoroastrian Manuscripts Belonging to the Bhandarkar Institute Collection, Pune", East and West 46, 441-451, include Avestan texts: