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The Sixteen Sanskrit Slokas Of Aka Adhyaru

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This appendix presents a list consisting of sixteen sanskrit slokas of Aka Adhyaru. The Sixteen Slokas are famous in Parsi oral tradition as a supposed missing link to supplement part which is concerned with the explication of the Zoroastrian religion to the Hindu rajahJadi Rana. About the origin of the Slokas Schmidt can only offer conjectures, namely that at some stage a Hindu priest, Aka Adhyaru, might have been employed to bring a vague oral tradition of the Parsis, but his last word on the subject is somewhat negative: 'On the whole the suspicion cannot be suppressed that the Sixteen Slokas are a spurious product and cannot be considered as authentic'.

Keywords:AKA ADHYARU; Hindu rajahJadi Rana; Parsi; Schmidt; Sixteen Sanskrit Slokas; Zoroastrian

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