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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