new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Bare Desert Mountains near the village of Chak Chak (Drip Drip) | by farflungistan
Back to photostream

Bare Desert Mountains near the village of Chak Chak (Drip Drip)

"In Zoroastrian belief, Chak Chak is where Nikbanou, second daughter of the last pre-Islamic Persian ruler, Yazdegerd III of the Sassanid Empire, was cornered by the invading Arab army in 640 CE. Fearing capture Nikbanou prayed to Ahura Mazda to protect her from her enemies. In response to Nikbanou's pleadings, the mountain miraculously opened up and sheltered her from the invaders." wikipedia The Drip Drip refers to her tears and it's been told that Nikbanou arrived to this site after a long trek through the desert. She struck her walking stick into the mountain causing a stream to flow out from the hole she created. There are countless stories and all are equally enjoyable.

  

IMG_4707

388 views
1 fave
0 comments
Taken on September 16, 2011