Karun River

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  • Mandaeans practicing baptism in Karun River 2020-07-11 11:22

    Mandaeans practicing baptism in Karun River

    Followers of Mandaeism are performing baptism in Karun River, southwestern Khuzestan province. According to Encyclopedia Iranica, the Mandaeans must have arrived into Iran from the west (i.e., Jordan, Palestine) as early as the 1st and 2nd centuries CE.

  • Water transfer system to Shadegan wetland inaugurated 2019-07-03 20:59

    Water transfer system to Shadegan wetland inaugurated

    TEHRAN – A water transfer system has been established to transfer water from Karun river to Shadegan wetland in order to revive the international wetland, Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • Mandaeans practicing baptism in Karun River
2018-07-18 12:27

    Mandaeans practicing baptism in Karun River

    Followers of Mandaeism are seen as performing baptism in Karun River, Khuzestan province. The Mandaean community reveres John the Baptist, who they call Yehyea Yahana. Baptism, or masbuta, is the key ritual of this gnostic faith. Unlike Christians, Mandaeans may be baptised hundreds, even thousands of times over the course their life. Tehran Times / Mehdi Pedramkhoo