Free Tours of Imam Hossein Ceremonies and spiritual tourism in Yazd
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Of the many special religious festivals all around Iran, specific ceremonies are interesting for tourists from all around the world. You can organize your itinerary in a way to attend these ceremonies. You are welcome to join us to attend the most famous mourning ceremonies of Moharram in the world. Many visitors and bloggers from around the world travel to Iran each year, just to see this big festival. See More…
in Yazd, you can see Nakhl Gardani, which is carrying a big majestic wooden palm on the shoulders of mourners– this is the symbol of Imam Hossain’s coffin. Nakhl Gardani, literary meaning carrying a palm tree, is a Shia religious ritual carried out on the day of Ashura for commemorating the death of Hussain ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, the third Shia Imam. Nakhl is a wooden structure used as a symbolic representation of the Imam’s coffin and Nakhl Gardani is the act of carrying the Nakhl from one place to another, resembling an Imam’s funeral. The structure is called Nakhl since it’s “widely” believed that Hussain ibn Ali’s body was moved to the shade of a palm tree, after his death, or because his body was carried using a coffin made of branches of palm tree, “the only material available in Karbala” at that time. The ritual is carried out in many cities of Iran among them Yazd, Kashan and Shahroud.