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The night of Tabriz Vadi Rahmat Graveyard

Sajed Haqshenas | Iran

A photo, for the most part, is the mere reminiscence of this mortal body to remain in this world and in some instances, it could embellish the gravestones of the dead; the images which are deftly carved on these stones. Yet in the not very far past, portraits which were taken and then put by the sacred shrines were utilised for this purpose.
Embedding these photos near the graves demonstrates the beliefs of the contemporary people

Death is an undeniable reality that sooner or later will visit every being. According to theological doctrines, after death, the soul of the deceased will keep on eternal living in the hereafter. In another words, eternity cannot be comprehended in this mortal world and it is through death only that man will join immortality. However, everyone desires to keep the remembrance of their deceased in the hearts.

Death is an undeniable reality that sooner or later will visit every being. According to theological doctrines, after death, the soul of the deceased will keep on eternal living in the hereafter. In another words, eternity cannot be comprehended in this mortal world and it is through death only that man will join immortality. However, everyone desires to keep the remembrance of their deceased in the hearts.

A photo, for the most part, is the mere reminiscence of this mortal body to remain in this world and in some instances, it could embellish the gravestones of the dead; the images which are deftly carved on these stones. Yet in the not very far past, portraits which were taken and then put by the sacred shrines were utilised for this purpose.

Embedding these photos near the graves demonstrates the beliefs of the contemporary people. Probably they have intended (and still do so) to keep the names and remembrance of their dearest.

At nightfall, in Tabriz graveyard, the pictures of the deceased could be seen on the graves as if they have sat together for a night talk.

The nights of the graveyard possesses its own tales; one has to sit and give an ear to them. Pines and other trees deliver a strange feeling. The pictures stare at one and begin to speak.

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