Rostam Nameh 13d:Sohrab

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Roj Hormazd Mah Shehrevar, 1384 Yz.

Some months later, Tahmina gave birth to an exceptional boy. In all respects he was like Rostam, but with the added spiritual splendour and radiance of his mother’s superior Athravan characteristics. He was named Sohrab. By the time he was three, Sohrab had graduated to playing with weapons and enjoying all kinds of athletic activities. By the time he was ten, there was none in the kingdom of Samangan who could stand up to his ...

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Rostam Nameh 13c: Rostam and Tahmina

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Roj Rashne Mah Bahman, 1383 Yz.

As the soldiers hunted for Raksh, Rostam was plied with wine and the best of dishes by a bevy of beauties from the King’s court. Having had the fine wine and food and tired by the day’s exertions, Rostam soon drifted off to sleep in his guest quarters.

Now it so happened that the King of Samangan had a most beautiful daughter by the name of Tahmina. Tahmina’s beauty was not just physical but she was ...

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Rostam Nameh 13b: Rostam loses Raksh

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Roj Ava Mah Bahman, 1383 Yz.

Ze Mubed baraangunah bardaasht yaad

Ke Rostam baraaraast az baamdaad

Ghami bud delash saze nakchir kard

Kamar basto tarkash puraz tir kard!

He remembered the saying of an old Mobed:

That one dawn Rostam awoke

He did not feel very good, so decided to go hunting

He tightened his waist and filled the quiver with arrows 

 

With these lines of foreboding, Firdausi begins the episode of Rostam and Sohrab. Readers of Frashogard, there are many times we ...

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Rostam and Sohrab part 1:Rostam Nameh 13a

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Roj Bahman Mah Bahman/Revaji Baj of Ustad Saheb Behramshah N. Shroff

 

Kunum razme Sohrabo Rostam shanavDegarha shanidasti in ham shanav.

Yaki dastanast pur abe chashm

Dele nazuk az Rostam aayad bakhashm

Now listen about the battle of Sohrab and Rostam, you may have heard other accounts, but now listen to this one.This story is most sorrowful and hearing it, your tender heart will bear enmity towards Rostam. 

With these words of warning, Firdausi begins the chapter of the battle between Sohrab and Rostam, ...

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Rostam Nameh 12b: Kai Kaus builds 7 palaces and tries to fly in space

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Roj Ram Mah Adar, 1383 Yz.

Beyaamad sue Pars Kaus-e KaiJahaani bashaadi nav afgand pay! Kai Kaus returned to Pars and laid the foundation of happiness and justice.  

 

The victorious sovereign returned to his capital and began the most illustrious part of his reign. Peace, prosperity and justice ruled. The noble warriors were dispersed to various parts of the empire to ensure peace and stability. The Padshah lavished costly gifts and rare honours upon Rostam for the role he had ...

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Rostam Nameh 12a: Kai Kaus in Hamavaran

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Roj Gosh Mah Adar, 1383 Yz.

 

Kazaan pas chunaan kard Kaus ray; Ke dar Padshahi be-jumbai ze jay! 

Az Iran beshud taa ba-Turaan-o Chin; Guzar kard azaan pas ba Makraan zamin! 

Ze Makran shud aaraastah taa Zareh; Meyaanhaa nadeedand bando gereh!

Paziroft har mehtari baazo saav; Nakard aazmun gaav baa shir taav!

Then Kai Kaus thought that he should tour the regions of his Kingdom.

From Iran he went to Turan and China and from there to Makran (Baluchistan).

From Makran to Zareh he went, in full splendour ...

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Rostam Nameh 11b: The Haft Khan and freedom of Kai Kaus

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Roj Bahman Mah Shehrevar, 1383 Yz.

Now Rostam rode on atop Raksh. Soon they entered an intensely forested area which was so cut off from sunlight that even in broad day light it was pitch dark. Since Rostam could not see a thing he loosened the reigns and let Raksh find the way using his innate sense of smell. After quite some time, they emerged out of the forest. Rostam’s clothes were soaked with sweat. Soon they came across a beautiful ...

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Rostam Nameh 11a: The Haft Khan of Rostam

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Roj Aneran Mah Tir, 1383 Yz.

“Badu goft kay maadare nik-khub;

Na bogzinam in raah bar aarzooy

Chunin aamadam baksh az roozgaar

To jaano tane bazenhaar daar!

Rostam said to his mother: ‘O mother of mine, full of virtues! I have not embarked on this expedition of my own accord. But it is written in my fate that I have to do this deed, so why worry? Entrust my safety in to the hands of the Lord!’

As Rostam made the preparations ...

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Rostam Nameh 10:Kai Kobad. Ascent of Kai Kaus. His ill-fated expedition to Mazandran

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Roj Govad Mah Khordad, 1383 Yz.

“Manadi bar aamad ze dargaahe Shah;

Ke ay pahalvanaan-e Iran sepaah

Kunoon gaahe razmast kin aavarid

Ba-Torkaane sarkash kamin aavarid”

The proclamation rang out in the court of the King – ‘O Pahelwans of Iran! The time of war is on us! Let us rush into battle  and mount an attack on the Turanians!”

As soon as Kia Kobad ascended the throne of Iran, he realized that lasting peace could only be established if the ...

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Rostam Nameh 9C: Rostam finds Kai Kobad

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Roj Dae-pa-Meher Mah Ardibehesht, 1383 Yz.

The final help which the Simorgh offered Rostam was one that would change the history of Iran forever and mark the beginning of a new dynasty which could be called the Golden Period of our civilization. As seen earlier, after the demise of Padshah Keresasp, there was no person in the known world at that time who possessed the Farrah Yazadi of sufficient power to ascend the exalted throne of Iran. This was a dangerous ...

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