Gahambar Ardvisura Anahita (10/07)

Gahambar Ardvisura Anahita, celebrated on July 10, when the Sun goes through the 19th degree of Cancer — a special holiday, one of the seven Great Holidays — Gahambarov. It marks the merging of man with nature and immersion in harmony.

A holiday was dedicated to the goddess Ardvisure Anahite, which is the embodiment of femininity, love and beauty. In Iranian mythology, it acts as the goddess of fertility and heavenly waters, which nourish all sources, give rise to rivers, make the earth blooming and fertile.

It is believed that Ardvisura Anahita assists those who pray for the sending of strength, but satisfies the requests of only those who are pure in heart and soul, refusing their protection to the servants of evil. Not only people, but also Zoroastrian deities — Eyes — bow to the splendor of the beautiful Archives of Anahita.

Ardvisura gives people the ability to sing, is associated with art, music and artistry. She also acts as a patroness and protector of children.

This day is also called the Consecration. Water from natural sources acquires the properties of cleansing from sins, therefore, on this holiday it is necessary to swim in open bodies of water.

After the rituals, bathing is put on new clothes, woven, crap on lilies, show off the threshold of the home with — flowers for happiness and wealth.