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Nakhl

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Nakhl is a tall wooden object and because of its resemblance to the date palm tree, is known  Nakhl among Iranians.

Nakhl

Nakhl is a tall wooden object and because of its resemblance to the date palm tree, is known  Nakhl among Iranians. Now that you have learned the name of our bizarre object, you may be wondering what this Nakhl is good for?

As Peter Chelkowski explains, Nakhl is described as a wooden bridal pavilion, decorated with mirrors, lanterns, precious pieces of cloth and silk shawls. Sometimes, flowers and green branches are also added to Nakhl for decoration. Furthermore, it is also described as a bier to which swords, daggers, mirrors and valuable fabrics are attached.

Mostly, Nakhls are used in a ritual ceremony called Nakhl-Gardani (carrying Nakhls) in the procession of Ashura, the 10th day of the Arabic month of Muharram when Imam Hussain was killed in Karbala by the troops of Yazid, the second Caliph of the Omayyid Caliphate. Actually, the nakhl is a symbol of Imam Hussein’s coffin, carried around during his mourning ceremonies.

If you pay careful attention, Nakhl also bears a resemblance to the cypress tree, the symbol of beauty in Iran, and thus representing the beauty of Imam Hussein. The daggers and swords attached to the nakh represent the objects by which Imam Hussein was wounded and killed. In addition, mirror decorations attached to the nakhl reflect light, turning it into a glittering object, signifying the shining aura of Imam Hussein’s corpse. Mirrors reflecting the mourners also gratify their wish of identification with their wronged Imam.

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Iranian Visa Policy

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Passengers arriving from or who have transited through Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.

The Latest Iranian Visa Policy

1. Passengers arriving from or who have transited through Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Iran.
2. Passengers entering or transiting through Iran, must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English or approved by an Iranian consulate.
– This does not apply to passengers 12 years and younger.
3. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English, showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
-This does not apply to:
– nationals of Iran;
– passengers 12 years and younger.
4. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival when arriving from Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Burundi, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Rep., Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Korea (Dem. People’s Rep.), Kosovo, Latvia, Liberia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldovia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, North Macedonia (Rep.), Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines , Romania, Russian Fed., Serbia, Seychelles, Slovenia, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, USA, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam or Yemen.
– This does not apply to passengers 12 years and younger.
5. Passengers could be subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine at their own expense.
6. Nationals and residents of Iran arriving from or who have transited through Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days at a hotel in the airport.
7. Passengers must complete a “Self-declaration Form” before arrival at https://tinyurl.com/2amxzs3u
8. E-visas can be obtained before departure at http://e_visa.mfa.ir/en/ . Passengers must have an e-visa confirmation.

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