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Takam, herald of Nowruz in Taleshan of Guilan

Journal: Sociosfera (Vol.5, No. 3)

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Page : 31-34

Keywords : Guilan; Taleshan; Takam; Myth and Symbol;

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Takamgardani is one of the celebrations and rituals to welcome Nowruz, which is performed to welcome New Year and renewal in nature. This imported show from Azerbaijan and especially Ardabil area has entered Talesh area and then has been performed palely in other areas. Since goat has an ancient root in Persian mythology and belief, some consider ancient history for it. Takam is male goat which is a musical puppet show in which Takamgardan, based on appropriate time and social situation, sings poetry in which religious roots, especially Shiism, are very tangible. Although in recent decades, the presence of this show group in villages and especially in the towns is little, in recent years it has been noticed by spiritual heritage lovers who have tried to keep and record these celebrations about which many articles have been written. In this paper, along with explaining Takamgardani celebration and exploring the symbolism of the show, the following questions are answered: What the relationship between Takam and the New Year? Can Takam be a symbol of the New Year? It can be said that as Nowruz is the celebration of renewal and fertility, and goat the symbol of rain and fertility, it can be the promise of spring. The present article aims to identify and examine the mythic and symbolic implications of Takamgardani in Talesh region, and using the way of collecting information deeply along with descriptive and analytical studies, by visiting libraries and resource documents and the data analysis are provided. As a result, it can be said that since the goat is the leader of the flock and the symbol of fertility for Iranians, this ritual took place to welcome Nowruz before other shows and promise of new life and fertility of nature

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