Daisy P. Navdar is a teacher by profession and a firm believer in the efficacy of our Manthravani. She is focused on ensuring that the deep significance of our prayers is realized by our youth. She credits her learnings and insights, shared in her articles, to all Zoroastrian priests and scholars whose efforts have contributed towards providing light and wisdom for all Zarthostis.
“Zarathushtra did not see God as an omnipotent Being, for he declared in his hymns that God must grow, through the cumulative power of man’s good thoughts, words and deeds.”
Bahman Ameshaspand is the angel of all Goshpand (cattle) and He is the presiding deity over Good Thoughts (Vohu Mano). Today we are faced with an overwhelming tide of information of how your thoughts create your reality. Expensive seminars are conducted by corporates to teach their staff how to manage their minds and to help them visualize their best dreams so as to manifest them with the power of thought.
But, once again, our faith has given us the wherewithal to harness the wild horses of the mind and keep our focus on the Good. The Bahman Yasht is one of the most powerful prayers that we can recite, but it is not available in its entirety and is too lengthy for daily recital. Hence, we have the option of reciting the Bahman Yasht ni Nirang, which a much smaller prayer and it is ideal for reciting during this holy month of Bahman. A good and pure mind will help us conjure a reality which is bright and cheerful. Let us take it up on ourselves to attempt to recite this short prayer daily after our kusti and see for ourselves the magic that it unfolds.
Bahman Ameshaspand ni Nirang
Kshnaothra Ahurahe Mazdao – Ashem Vohu (2)
Farvarane Mazdayasno Zarathushtrish vidaevo AhuratKaesho (Relevant Gah).*Vanghave mananghahe akhshtoish ham-vaintyao, taradhato anyaish daman, asnahe khratvo mazdadhatahe gaosho-srutahe khratvo mazdadhatahe,*
Khshnaothra yasnaicha vahmaicha, khshnaothraicha, frasastayaecha, yathat ahu vairyo zaota fra me mrute, atha ratush ashat chit hacha fra ashava vidhvao mraotu. Vohu Mano ameshem spentem yazamaide, akhshtim ham- vaitim yazamaide, taradhatem anyaish daman asnem khratum mazdadhatem yazamaide – Yatha Ahu Vairyo (2)
Yasnemcha vahmemcha aojascha zavarecha afrinami *Vanghave mananghahe akhshtoish ham-vaintyao, taradhato anyaish daman, asnahe khratvo mazdadhatahe gaosho-srutahe khratvo mazdadhatahe,* Ashem Vohu (1)
Ahmai Raeshcha – Hazanghrem – Jasa me avanghe mazda – Kerfeh Mozd.
A well-known saying goes, ‘Change your thoughts and you can change your world’. As Zoroastrians we are blessed with the power of our empowering prayers which help us achieve the highest successes in our thoughts, words and deeds!