5 GAHS OF THE DAY
Fly-overs to Salvation
by Ervad Marzban Hathiram
The division of a day into a certain number of distinct periods is a common feature in many religions, and the Zoroastrian faith is no exception.
The Avesta divides the day into 5 distinct periods called gahs. The changeover from each period to the next is marked by the recitation of specific prayers. The question arises: What is the rationale for such a division?
While a cursory study may show merely a functional division of the day, a closer look at the prayers signifying the different gahs reveals a singular of salvation at work.