Chack Chack in Yazd is the most important Zoroastrian site for the Zoroastrians all over the world. I'm standing at "Chak Chak", the holiest Zoroastrian site which is located about 100 km from Yazd, Iran.
It's believed by the Zoroastrians that the daughter of the last king of the Sassanid dynasty named Nikbanoo ran for her life as the Arab army was after her. Nikbanoo had to run away far enough to protect her life when she got to the mountain of Chak Chak and prayed to Ahouramazda, God's name in Zoroastrianism, and the mountain miraculously opened and let her in.
Why do Zoroastrians burn candles?
Zoroastrians burn three candles symbolizing good thought, good speech and good action where they believe Nikbanoo got disappeared. They burn candles at Chak Chak, the most important Zoroastrian site and pray to Ahouramazda.
Meaning of Chak chak
Zoroastrians believe that when Nikbanoo was praying to Ahouramazda to save her life, she burst into tears. Since then, tiny drops of water started dripping in the rocks making a sound of water dropping, the translation of which in Persian is Chak Chak. So the meaning of Chak Chak is literally drop drop.
How to go to Chak Chak?
If you’re wondering how to go to Chak Chak, you need to take a chartered taxi or a driver guide to get to Chak Chak. Starting from Yazd, take Tehran road and head towards Ardakan town and then continue driving to Chak Chak. It takes about one hour drive and you can ask your driver to make a stop en route to take photos of the beautiful mountains with the desert background. Looking for a driver guide for Chack Chak? Then, send us an email to https://touringpersia.com/contact
Important Notes for visiting Chak Chak
Please bear the following in mind when you’re visiting Chak Chak
Bring along refreshments with you as there are no supermarkets out there
Put on suitable shoes to climb the stairs
Elderly people will find it challenging to climb the stairs
Bring with you tissue paper to use when using the toilet
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