Kalki Avatar in Parsi literature(Post No.10,659)


Post No. 10,659

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Kalki Avatar in Parsi literature (Post No.10,659)

Hindus believe that the last Avatar of Lord Vishnu will be Kalki Avatar, that is the incarnation of god. Kalki is expected to come on a white horse with a lightning sword. Many religions believe that their prophets will come back. Zoroastrian/ Parsi religion also believes in a or many future prophets.

A detailed description of the resurrection and the last judgment is contained in the last chapter of Bundashish , which is no doubt founded on original Avesta sources which are now lost. In it an old song is embodied, the purport of which is to show that, though it appears short sighted mortals impossible for the body ( when once dissolved into its elements scattered in every direction) to be restored again, yet nothing is impossible for the hard of the Almighty , who created heaven and earth, endows the trees with sap, gives life to embryos in the womb etc

For awakening the dead bodies, restoring all life destroyed by death, and holding the last judgment, the great prophet Sosyosh( Saoshyas in the Avesta) will appear by order of Ahuramazda. The idea is already to be found in the Avesta texts, only with the difference, that sometimes several, sometimes only one Saoshyas is mentioned.

The later Parsi legends distinguish Three Great Prophets who will appear before the end of the world. These are the men who will perpetuate life ( who will produce frasho-kereti). , men of the same stamp as the ancient prophets and fire priests, and bearing the same name, viz Saoshyanto. They will be commissioned to check the influence of the devil, which increases at the time when this world is verging towards its end, by restoring truth and faith and the good Zoroastrian religion.

Their names are potential and imply a simile; the dark period of wretchedness and sin, in which they appear, being compared to night, and the era of eternal bliss, they are endeavouring, to bring about, being likened to the brilliant day.

The first of these prophets is called

1.Hukhsha thra Mao /Hushedar mah /The moon of happy life

The second is

2.Hukhsshathra Bamya /Hushedar bami /

The Aurora of happy rule

And the third and the greatest is called

3.Saoshyas / Soshyos

He is believed to be a son of Spitama Zarathustra begotten in a supernatural way. This means, that just as Spitama Zarathustra was the greatest prophet and priest in ancient times, so will Soshyosh be the greatest of those to come.

Therefore he alone brings with him anew Nask of the Zend Avesta, which was hither to unknown, and reveals it to mankind.

Source book- The Parsis, Martin Haug,ear 1878


My comments

Hukhssha= Subikksha??

Soshyos = swaya ojhas?? It can be compared with the light emitting sword of Kalki

It can be Sreyash in Sanskrit.


Tags-  Kalki, Avatar, Future Prophet, Parsi Religion, Saoshyas , Soshyos