Čihrdād nask is one of the lost nasks of the Avesta and survives only as a summary preserved in Dēnkard 8.13.[1]

In the summary, the text is said to have been a history of mankind from the beginning down to the revelation of Zoroaster,[2] and it was an important source for later works like the Šāhnāmeh of Ferdowsi.


  1. Yarshater, Ehsan (1983). The Cambridge History of Iran. Cambridge University Press. p. 1416. ISBN 978-0-521-24693-4. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
  2. Bashiri, Iraj (1994). Firdowsi's Shahname. Supreme Soviet of Tajikistan. p. xii. Retrieved 2008-09-28.

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