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   an ethno-cultural and archaeological review:the retrieval of origin of banyan (pipal)in iran and india  
   
نویسنده tavassoli mohammad mehdi ,najafi barzegar karim
منبع international journal of the society of iranian archaeologists - 2016 - دوره : 2 - شماره : 4 - صفحه:82 -87
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چکیده    a tree is interpreted as the sign of friendship, peace, knowledge, and prosperity in cultures and myths of the world nations. since early time, the tree has maintained its importance status in the ritual, religious, and national beliefs of iranian people. of such respectful trees in iran are cedar, pine, grape, and sycamore tree. a tree is grown in offshore of the persian gulf and the oman sea which is named “korek” in local language, and it is similar to a tree which is popular in indian subcontinent as “sycamore of temples” or “pipal”. this tree has a long life and more often is planted in vicinity of shrines. in indian subcontinent, according to buddha, this tree is the holiest plant and according to hindu, is the symbol of “vish'nu”. the followers of buddha believe that buddha is reached to truth and light under the shadow of this tree. in iran also this tree has religious worth and people bring in their alms and vows in order to fulfill their promises in return. with using of the printed sources available and observations in indian culture, the main goal of this article for drawing such question is the comparison between ritual similarities of this holy tree in iran and indian subcontinent. the necessity of comprehending of such issue help to perceive and unraveling the cultural roots in both regions.
کلیدواژه archaeo-ethnology ,cultural anthropology ,iran ,indian subcontinent ,buddhi gaya
آدرس university of sistan and baluchestan, faculty of humanities, department of archaeology, iran, university of payam-e noor, department of history, iran
پست الکترونیکی karimnajafi32@pnu.ac.ir
 
 

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