Bonpo priests used solid colored cloth flags, perhaps with their magical symbols, to balance the elements both internally and externally.
In fact, the Iranian Jewish community is the second largest in the Middle East just after Israel.
I have been to many Muslim countries, and I have noticed that people in Iran take their religion more seriously.
By the way, I want to correct your comment about Imam Reza, first of all he is Imam (means lealer) not Iman (it means blief), secondly he did not die during journy, he died in Merv city , the capital of Abbasid (in moden Turkamanistan), Shia believes he was poisoned by Ma’mun, his body transfered to Sanabad villige (that nowaday is one part of Mashhad) and burried there near Haroon Arrashid (Ma’mun’s father).
Mashhad (compelet name is Mashad Al-Reza) means the place that Imam Reza was killed there.
Buddhists added their own texts to increase the power of the flags.
There are ancient symbols, prayers and mantras for generating compassion, health, wish fulfillment, and for overcoming diseases, natural disasters and other obstacles.
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They draw an accurate picture of Iranian culture and lifestyle, which are strongly linked to the religion of Islam, particularly to its Shi’ite branch, to the Christian and the Zoroastrian beliefs.
Expat in Morocco – North Africa since 2007, polyglot and proud Lonely Planet Pathfinders blogger. I always admire your photos and comments, and I really surprised, watching your photos of interior of IMAM Reza Haram and his shrine, it is off-limitted for none muslims.