The main types of Avestan manuscripts are following:
- Yasna: it contains the text recited in the ritual of the same name. The Yasna is transmitted with Pahlavi translation (Pahlavi-Yasna) and without (Yasna Sāde) and also with Sankrit translation (Sanskrit Yasna). Among the mansucripts of Pahlavi-Yasna we distinuish two different transmission's lines: the Indian Pahlavi-Yasna and the Iranian Pahlavi-Yasna
- Videvdad: it is the only complete Nask of the Avesta as described in the Dēnkard that has come to us. Videvdad is transmitted in two different forms: Pahlavi-Videvdad, it contains the complete text of Videvdad in Avestan and Pahlavi and Videvdad-Sāde. The latter contains the text of Yasna and intermigled in it also Visperad and Videvdad (the complete text of an Videvdad-Sāde manuscript can be seen here). Among the Sāde manuscripts we distinguish clearly between an Iranian and an Indian transmission's line.
- Visperad: The Visperad is also transmitted in two different transmission's lines: 1. the Pahlavi-Visperad and the Visperad-Sāde