chak chak yazd
Yazd province with historic cities is full of diverse and valuable attractions, which has a good place in the tourism industry of Iran. What we are going to discuss in this article is the Yazd Chak Chak Temple, one of the holy places of followers of the Zoroastrian religion and the most important destination of their religious tourism in this city which has notable attention, sainthood, importance and value and they go to these places in special days in a year to worship, prayer, and fulfillment of religion rites.
It’s interesting to know that there are many stories about how to create this sacred place. But according to historical narratives, it seems that during the rule of Yazdegerd III, the last Sassanid king, the Arabs invaded the Madaen palace, which led the king to find solution to save his family. Nikbanoo,the last daughter of Yazdgerd, along with Gohar banoo, her maid,(Morvarid and Herishth are other names for Gohar banoo), hided in the Ardakan mountains. The Nikbanoo on the hillside near Ardakan, noticed the Arabs and rose to a high and dry mountain to hide from them. When this righteous lady sees herself in a siege, sighs and says:
“Take me like a kind mother in your arms and save from my enemies.”
At this moment, created a gap in mountain and take her. After a while, drops of water from mountain dripped into the ground. From then on, the Zoroastrian cherished this place and, by creating a temple, they will memorialize that righteous lady. They believe that tear drops of “Nikbanoo”, which are still alive but hidden from the eyes drops and damp the earth. Therefore this place has become known as “Chak chak”. The temple is located right where the drops are ejected. The Zoroastrians gather them and use them as blessing.