Photographer's Note

The village of Chak Chak , also known as Pir-e Sabz, consists of a pir perched beneath a towering cliff face in the desert of central Iran. It is the most sacred of the Zoroastrian mountain shrines. Located near the city of Ardakan in Yazd province, Chak Chak serves as a pilgrimage point for pious Zoroastrians. Each year from June 14-18 many thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other countries flock to the fire temple of Pir-e Sabz. Tradition has it that pilgrims are to stop the moment they see the sight of the temple and continue their journey on foot the rest of the way.Chak Chak ( Drip Drip ) or Pire sabz ( the old green ) is located in mountains Ardakan. The temple at a distance of 46 km from Ardakan. This temple located between mountains and water droplets, are drip drip(as in drips of water). buildings around the temple is built for people . Chak Chak is where Nikbanou, second daughter of the Sassanian Emperor Yazdegerd III of Persia, was cornered by the invading Arab army in 640 CE. Fearing capture Nikbanou prayed to AHURA MAZDA ( ALLAH-GOD-KHODA ) to protect her from her enemies. In response to Nikbanou's pleadings, the mountain miraculously opened up and sheltered her from the invaders.
( يزد - اردكان - چك چك )

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