Mehrgan (By: Dr. Esmail Nooriala)
Mehrgan is the celebration of the ancient Iranian idea of a God in whose presence light, love, friendship and faithfulness become united in one word, which is Mehr. As our great poet of 12th century, Hafiz, says: "Sun is nothing but a blaze of that fire which burns in my chest." And our contemporary poet, Akhavan Saales laments that: "We have surpassed the orbit of the moon, but we are yet far far from the domain of Mehr" Does he mean the domain of the planet Sun or the realm of Love? I like the obvious and go for Love.

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