Shahroud Semnan

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  • Chavoshi reciting; a long-lasting tradition in Shahroud 2020-12-16 21:10

    By Seyed Hossein Hosseiniseddiq

    Chavoshi reciting; a long-lasting tradition in Shahroud

    Chavoshi is a Shiite religious song for departing and welcoming pilgrims to places of pilgrimage. The ritual of Chavoshi reading for pilgrims to the cities of Karbala, Mashhad, Najaf, Mecca, and Medina has been common since the Safavid and Qajar periods and has received much attention in the recent century. In addition to Semnan province and particularly Shahroud county, Chavoshi reading is also common in other provinces such as Khuzestan, Hormozgan, Bushehr, and the northern provinces of Iran.

  • Bastam builds bicycle path to expand tourism 2020-11-28 20:00

    Bastam builds bicycle path to expand tourism

    TEHRAN – Construction of a bicycle path has been commenced in Bastam in a bid to expand the tourism charms of the ancient tiny town, which is situated in north-central Iran.

  • 50 Iranian properties on tentative list of UNESCO 2020-08-19 18:57

    50 Iranian properties on tentative list of UNESCO

    TEHRAN – A total of 50 Iranian properties have already been placed on the tentative list for [possible] inclusion on UNESCO’s World Heritage list in the years to come.

  • Bastam historical complex 2020-05-11 21:00

    Bastam historical complex to be restored

    TEHRAN – Bastam historical complex in the small city of Bastam, near Shahroud in north-central province of Semnan, will be restored in the near future, CHTN quoted provincial tourism chief Mehdi Jamal as saying on Monday. 

  • Mausoleum of Shaikh Kharaqani to undergo restoration, landscaping 2020-05-10 20:44

    Mausoleum of Shaikh Kharaqani to undergo restoration, landscaping

    TEHRAN – A new round of restoration and landscaping projects will begin on the mausoleum of Shaikh Abu al-Hassan al-Kharaqani (963-1033), a renowned Sufi master whose students include the likes of Khwaja Abdullah Ansari (1006–1088).