Uraman Takht

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  • Pomegranate festival marks harvest season in Uraman 2018-10-22 19:51

    Pomegranate festival marks harvest season in Uraman

    Local children and young adults, clad in colorful traditional clothes, carry baskets of pomegranates during a local festival in Uraman, western Kordestan province, October 20, 2018.

  • Legendary Pir-e Shaliar warmly remembered in western Iran 2018-02-03 20:03

    Legendary Pir-e Shaliar warmly remembered in western Iran

    TEHRAN – Like every year, Pir-e Shaliar, a legendary figure for Iranian Kurds, was warmly remembered during a vast ceremony held in Uraman Takht rural district.

  • Iran eyes World Heritage tag for Uraman 2017-08-08 08:43

    Iran eyes World Heritage tag for Uraman

    TEHRAN – The Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization is following up on possible inscription of the Uraman cultural landscape on the UNESCO World Heritage list by 2018, ISNA reported on Monday.

  • ‘Pirshalyar’ ancient ritual celebrated in western Iran   2017-02-05 11:36

    ‘Pirshalyar’ ancient ritual celebrated in western Iran  

    Pirshalyar, an ancient ritual named after a legendary figure, was celebrated last week in Uraman Takht rural district, western province of Kordestan. Pirshalyar who possessed spiritual gifts such as healing power is believed to magically heal ‘Shah-Bahar Khatoun’ the beloved daughter of king of Bukhara and married her. Shah-Bahar Khatoun was both hearing and speech impaired and no one seemed to be able to help her in her hometown. Therefore the king, Shah-Bahar Khatoun, and members of the court set for Uraman Takht to visit Pirshalyar whose reputation precedes him in Bukhara. Once they got close to the village where Pirshalyar used to live Shah-Bahar Khatoun suddenly started to hear and as soon as they were within only a short distance away from his house the girl abruptly started to talk. The king who had pledged to marry Shah-Bahar Khatoun to the person who would be able to cure her honored his promise and every year people of Uraman Takht celebrate the wedding anniversary of Pirshalyar and Shah-Bahar Khatoun twice in mid-winter and mid-spring. The celebration which usually starts on Wednesday lasts for three days. People sacrifice livestock on the first day of the festivities in front of Pirshalyar house and distribute it among the citizens. They also make a porridge which dates back to more than 900 years ago and is said to be served at Pirshalyar’s wedding ceremony. Playing daf - a large Persian frame drum - performing spiritual dances, and singing songs about prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and God are of the different parts of this joyous local occasion.Tehran Times / Amir Ali Razzaqi.