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Zoorkhaneh Rituals
Zoorkhaneh Rituals
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Half Day Afternoon Tour


This half day excursion is a different experience in Tehran and make you satisfied with its folk tale and fulfill your Iran journey with unforgettable and breathtaking experience.  



Included in the half day Tehran tour is an excursion to Zurkhaneh Building, Zurkhaneh Ritual.





Zurkhaneh literally means "House of Strength" in Persian and were for many centuries center for traditional system of athletics originally use to train warriors in Iran and neighboring states. Traditional Iranian wrestling (koshti) dates back to ancient Persia and Parthia and was alleged to have been practiced by Rostam (mythological hero of the Shahnameh epic). When the Arabs invaded Persia, the zourkhanehs served as a private meeting place where knights would take aim and keep alive a feeling of solidarity and nationalism. Invaders repeatedly targeted the houses of strengths to discourage rebels, but young ones would always be devised in a different position. Tracing the spread of Shia Islam, and especially after the growth of Sufism in the 8th century, varzesh-e pahlavani absorbed philosophical and spiritual components from it. Religious hymns were incorporated into training, and the first Shi'ite Imam Ali was adopted as the zourkhaneh patron.

2018-08-12 | by HiPersia Content production
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