The Gathas Recited by Kersey Antia, Ph.D.


Dr. Kersey Antia is the Zoroastrian High Priest of Chicago, Illinois, a position he has held since 1977. He attended the M.F. Cama Athornan Institute in Bombay for 9 years where he received an award for excellence, and became an ordained priest at the age of 13. He studied Avesta and Pahlavi in secondary school and at the University of Bombay. While in college, he received essay-awards from the K.R. Cama Oriental Institute, and has served the community as a volunteer priest ever since his first job as a Tata officer in 1960.

Dr. Antia obtained a Masters in Psychology from North Carolina State University, and a Doctorate in Psychology from Indiana Northern University. After working as a psychologist at the University of North Carolina, in private industry and for the State of Illinois, his is now engaged in full time private practice. He has lectured and written on the subject of Zoroastrianism, in India and the United States, both live and on radio and on television, and has made video courses on Zoroastrianism. He has studied the Gathas on his own for many years. Utilizing, at first, the translations of Kanga, Mills, and Taraporewala, he now relies primarily on Dr. Insler's translation.

Click on any of the links below to listen to the Gathas recited by Dr. Kersey Antia. It might take a few minutes to start playing. Right click on any of the links below to save the MP3 files on your local device.

Recital of all Gathas (2 hours and 29 minutes)

Audio files by Gatha:

Introduction to Gathas (8 minutes)

Ahunavaiti Gatha (55 minutes)

Ushtavaiti Gatha (42 minutes)

Spentomaiti Gatha (20 minutes)

Vohukshathra Gatha (10 minutes)

Vahishtoisht Gatha (6 minutes)

Three most important Zoroastrian prayers (2 minutes)