Iran - Empire of the Sun (ایران سرزمین مهر)










وَٱلشَّمۡسِ وَضُحَىٰهَا
By the sun and its brightness!
- The Holy Quran Surah Al-Shams (91:1)



سوره الشمس - تلاوت و قرائت زیبای قرآن قاری عبد الباسط عبد الصمد



خورشید نیاییش - موبد موبدان مهربان فیروزگری



احمد کسروی (خدا با ماست)

در ایران باستان ادیان بسیاری وجود داشتند که همه از یک ریشه واحد بودند. این ادیان مبتنی بر نوعی طبیعت‌گرایی بوه و بر پایه احترام عمیق اجداد ما به عناصر طبیعت شکل گرفته بودند

یکی از این ادیان مهر پرستی نام داست (ادیان دیگر شامل ادیان زرتشتی و زروانی و… بودند). دین مهرپرستی پیروان بسیاری داشت. به‌گونه‌ای که حتی پس از آن‌که دین زرتشتی بر دیگر ادیان ایرانی چیره شد و ایران زرتشتی گردید، عناصر مهرپرستی به درون این دین رسوخ کرد و ایزد مهر در جایگاه ایزدی والا اما یک درجه پایین‌تر از اهورامزدا قرار گرفت. به‌طوری که در اوستای زرتشت بخشی به نام «مهر یشت» در ستایش ایزد مهر وجود دارد

این آیین تا قرن‌ها در ایران و سپس در چین و روم پیروانی داشت. در روم با نام کیش میتراییسم معروف گردید و پیروانی سخت متعصب داشت. پیروان ایندین پس از اعلام حکومت مبنی بر رسمیت یافتن دین مسیحیت در تمام امپراطوری روم به عنوان دین رسمی، دست از تلاش نکشیده و آیین‌های میترایی را در دل مسیحیت حفظ کردند. برای نمونه شب چله را با اندکی تغییر با عنوان کریسمس در آیین مسیحیت حفظ نمودند

Iran is considered the Empire of the Sun! In the Ancient Pre-Zoroastrian Religion of Iran, the Sun is considered an Angel, it's light is so bright you cannot even directly look at it, it gives Life to all beings on Earth, like Trees, Animals, Humans, etc. out of it's Love, in Farsi it is called "Mitra" or "Mehr" which means "Kindness". This is why Iran is also the Land of Love!

In Iran we have the following:



The Sun Throne (Persian: تخت خورشید‎: Takht-e Khurshīd)

The throne is the imperial throne of Iran, is named after a radiant sun disk on the headboard. The throne's platform is similar to the Marble Throne in Golestan Palace.



The Sun Palace (Shams-ol-Emareh or Edifice of the Sun)



The Sun Crown (Pahlavi Crown)

On the crown is a 60-carat (12 g) yellow brilliant diamond
which is centrally placed in a sunburst of white diamonds.



Qasr-e Khorshid (literally 'the Sun Palace')

The Palace is an 18th-century iconic monument in northeast Iran
and was once a royal resident for Nader Shah Afshar of Persia.



Mitra is the bestower of health, wealth and food. "Mehrparasti" or Worship of Mehr or Mitra (Literally "Kindness") is an ancient religion of Iran. Mehr\Mitra also mean the Angel of the Sun which is prerelevant amongst Mithraism, Zoroastrianism, Hellenistic Culture, Aztec Culture, Judaism, Celtic Culture, Christianity, Hinduism and other religions of the world.



In Egypt The astrological glyph for the Sun, and the alchemical symbol for it is Gold. The Color of Gold was associated with the Brilliance & Rays of the Sun since Ancient Times. This symbol originated in ancient Egypt as a symbol for the Sun God RA. In this tradition The Sun represents the Pinnacle of Spiritual Development and Human Achievement.



It appears that the Sun was also worshipped as a personified, life-giving deity in Persian, Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, Macedonian, Roman, and other Major Civilizations of History as well and as such was depicted with a Human like Face.



This sun which is using in many heraldic traditions is often refered to as "Sun in Splendour" or in his glory, which consists of a round disc with the features of a human face surrounded by rays that are often said to represent the light and heat of the sun respectively. It is also known as a major Symbol of Sexuality & Fertility giving Life to everything on Earth.



In Modern times, the Sun is also used by many Masonic traditions. In the Masonic traditions it is used in ritual paintings, clothing and illustrated symbols that have been central to most major spiritual systems of history. Since the Sun god usually reigned over a pantheon of lesser gods, it's symbol played a vital part in Pagan Worship and in the Rituals of Occult Secret Societies around the world.



According to Military Intelligence Insignias: "The Sun, composed of four straight and four wavy alternating rays, is the symbol of Helios who, as God of the Sun, could See and Hear everything. The four straight rays of the Sun symbol also allude to the four points of the compass and the worldwide mission of the Military Intelligence Branch"



In the Islamic traditions the Sun gives life and tirelessly serves humanity, animals, plants and Allah (swt). Everyday by the orders and commands of Allah (swt) the Sun rises bringing us out of darkness and symbolizes victory of good over evil and darkness.

"O People! Cruelty and Ignorance bring blindness. Do you prefer to live in darkness? The way of Heavens is built on love, which is our safety." -Mawlana Shaykh Nazim ❤️❤️❤️





The Sun also symbolizes Royalty, Vitality and Splendor. The Sun is the symbol of Enlightenment and is the Symbol of Power and the Highest symbol of Good Luck!

The Winter Solstice – Nature’s promise of better things to come

All of the below structures are all constructed, in part, to align with and mark the winter solstice with magnificent precision and spectacular celestial beauty.




The Ardakan observatory in Iran during solstice.



Stonehenge in England

At Stonehenge, the central altar and “slaughter stone” are aligned precisely with the rays of the sunset on the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year.



Chichén Itzá in Mexico - Snake of the Sun

At Chichen Itza, during the spring and fall equinoxes — this pyramid dedicated to Kukulcán (or Quetzalcoatl) serves as a visual symbol of the day and night. On every equinox, the sun of the late afternoon creates the illusion of a snake creeping slowly down the northern staircase. Symbolically, the feathered serpent joins the heavens, earth and the underworld, day and night.



Temple of Karnak, Luxor, Egypt during Solstice

The temple of Karnak was known as Ipet-isu—or “most select of places”—by the ancient Egyptians. It is a city of temples built over 2,000 years and dedicated to the Theban triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. This derelict place is still capable of overshadowing many wonders of the modern world and in its day must have been awe-inspiring.



Solar Observatory of Machu Picchu Temple of the Sun, Peru

A trapezoid window of the Temple of the Sun was positioned along its curved wall to capture sunlight during the winter solstice on June 21st.



Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple of Thiruvananthapuram in South India

Considered to be world's richest temples, among the many dazzling architectural features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is the ornate gopuram or the tower at the temple's main entrance is something of unique construction. It has seven floors with a pair of window like openings at the center of each floor on its opposite sides.



WATCH: On the exact two days of the Equinox ( close to March 21st & September 23rd) one gets to see the Setting Sun aligned and passing exactly through each of the windows in roughly 5-minute intervals.





In China on the winter solstice in which on the seventh day of the winter month, Sun light and shadows gracefully and slowly ascend to the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. During the shortest day within the Forbidden city halls on the Zhongzheng high platform, the Sun Light enters the hall and reflects onto the purple wall and gold bricks, recreating bright and colourful ambues for the interiors of the forbidden city Palace halls amberically warming them up with sunshine glows.





There’s one Palace Hall in which lights up iconically with the Sun light on the shortest of the year, the plaque furnishings of the Qianqing Palace ("Palace of Heavenly Purity") usher in the most glamorous moment of the year.

At that moment the Qing Dynasty was considered “upright and bright” as it was lit by the golden light at 12 noon. Every year at 12 noon during the winter solstice, the sunlight would reflect on the throne and onto the tablet with a right-to-left script reading zhèng dà guāng míng (正大光明), penned by the Shunzhi Emperor. This tablet has been translated several ways but the loose transliteral meaning is:
"Let the Righteous Shine".



Sol Invictus (or Literally the "Unconquered Sun" & "Always Victorious Sun") was the official Sun god of the later Roman Empire and a patron of Soldiers. Sol means Sun.



The Statue of Liberty of the United States is also similiar to a Mithraic structure and symbolizes freedom and liberty! The golden flame of the torch is the sacred fire of the Zoroastrians.



In traditional folklore, the Sun is the symbol of the Vampires because vampires cannot withstand sunlight, this is a myth however and is not true and is largely symbolic as vampires are considered dark and creatures of the night which are held back by sun light and kindness.



The World was once ruled by a single goverment which used the Symbol of the Sun as it's global emblem, today many of these countries fight amongst each other like little children over various insignificant matters and do not live in Peace and Harmony together on this globe. We should understand that we need to be kind towards each other, live peacefully amongst the nations, on this globe and in the universe.