Photos by Mohammad Akhlaghi, ISNA
مسابقات زورخانهاي طلاب
سراسر كشور در قم
meaning house of strength, is the Iranian national sport also called varzesh-e
pahlavani (sport of heroes) or varzesh-e bastani (sport of ancients) played in
an Iranian traditional gymnasium.
Zourkhaneh is not only a place where physical exercises are
held but also one where chivalry is learned. The Zourkhaneh sportsman is
first expected to be pure, truthful, good-tempered and then physically
strong. Zourkhaneh and varzesh-e pahlavani have their roots in Iranian
culture and date back at least 2000 years ago.
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