Arash Torki Sharifabad The Coincidence of Azar day in Azar month known as Azargan Celebration , one of the Zoroastrian Monthly Festivals , was held in the 3rd day of Azar.
Based on the philosophy of respecting the Fire , 1 out of 4 Vital Basic Elements , in Zoroastrian Religion ; the 9th Zoroastrian Monthly Celebration has been held by Zoroastrians & Iranians since the ancient times. As always , Azargan Feast was held in some Zoroastrian-Settled Cities & Quarters.
The Mobedan Society of Tehran was the host of plenty of the Zoroastrian Coreligionists gathered in Tehran Adorian West Hall to attend the other Monthly Ceremony. As Usual Reciting Atash-niayesh ( Fire Veneration ) was the first program of the Festival. Deliverig Speech & Reciting of Shahnameh ( created by Ferdowsi , The Greatest Persian Poet ) by the Zoroastrian Teenagers were the other parts of the program. Besides , the Zoroastrian Artists were thanked too. There was also the Gahanbar Ceremony in Adorian-bagh in the morning.
But in Yazd , the Surprising Point , there were only 2 Quarters among about 15 Zoroastrian-settled Quarters which held Azargan Celebration ( including Gahanbar Ceremony ) and those were Kasnavieh & Ahrestan Quarters.
Azargan Festival was also held in the Zorostrian House of Isfahan. Showing the film at the beginning & the Various Happy Programs in continue all happened on Azar 3rd in the Zoroastrian House. Azargan is one of ancient Iranian Festivities celebrated in the month of Azar, the 9th month of Persian Solar Year.Azargan is usually celebrated on 9th of Zoroastrian Azar calendar (November, 24th) which is Azar 3d according to Iranian Solar Calendar.Azar is the deity protecting fire in ancient Iranian mythology. The sacred Eternal Fire symbolizes life and purity. Fire creates warmth in life and its light is the sign of Ahouramazda. Therefore Azargan can be named as one of feasts of fire just like Sadeh, and Charshanbeh Souri. In Zoroastrian ceremonies, fire as the seventh creation of Ahouramazda is mostly present.On the day of Azargan, Iranians used to make a huge camp fire in yards or rooftops. After prayers Well-dressed worshippers used to take a burning flame from the Firealtar to houses and kept that fire alive through the winter. Rhymes and poets and verses from Avesta were sung. Flame flower called Azaryoon or Azargoon (Gol-e Hamisheh Bahar or Calendula persica) that looks similar to sunflowers are used to decorate tables. Tags:Ahouramazda, Avesta, Azar, Azarakhsh, Azargan, Azargoon, Charshanbeh Souri, Eternal Fire, Firealtar, Iranian, Iranian Festivities, Persian, Sadeh, Zoroastrian ------ ...