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Niasar Cave-Ghare raiis-Rais Cave-Ghar e Rais-Raiis Cave

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Niasar Cave-Ghare raiis-Rais Cave-Ghar e Rais-Raiis Cave

Postby Parvaneh » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:34 am

Introduction: Niasar cave (Persain: غار نیاسر) is man made (except for one or two natural chambers near the entrance). There is no doubt that the cave was a place of worship.
Its first cut possibly dates back to the Partian era. Most Mitra temples like the Niasar cave have been built in full darkness.
The cave also has other entrances, some of which open in a rocky area that separates the upper parts of Niasar from the lower neighborhoods.

These entrances, which face the north along with the Niasar Waterfall, have created a beauti-ful scenery. Signs of water erosion on the rocks bear testimony to the fact that the cave had been a scenic area since times imme-morial.

At the base of the waterfall, there are two millstones while similar millstones can also be seen inside the cave. The existence of these stones inside a dark cave had not been for milling wheat, but had been used for turning wheels during ceremonies related to Mithraism rites. According to Sheikhli, who has visited many caves of Iran, these stones were used to close the entrances to the small chambers of the cave.
Air circulates well throughout the cave.

Source: Iran Daily


Location: Niasar City,Isfahan Province.

Days of trip: (Without air plane) 2 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need About 3 hr driving from Tehran to Niasar-240 Km )
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: No limit

Daily time visit: No

Difficulty level: Easy

Requirements: -

Legal permission need: No


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Overall risk: -

Animal risk: No

Lost risk: No

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115

GSM Mobile Antenna: Yes


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Hotel: Yes

Shop: Yes

Gasoline: Yes

Village: Located in Niasar city


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How to get there:
1- Go to Baihaghi terminal of buses in Tehran (more info), Also you can use train.
2- Take a bus ticket to Kashan and then Niasar.
3- Take a taxi to Niasar Cave .

Nearest airport: kashan Airport (commissioning)

Nearest train station: Kashan station( 24 Km away from Niasar)


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Re: Niasar Cave (Ghare raiis)

Postby Parvaneh » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:33 pm

The Niasar cave is thoroughly man-made (except for one or two natural chambers near the entrance openings). No doubt that the cave had been a Mitra temple. Its first cut possibly dates back to the Parthian era. Most Mitra temples like the Niasar cave have been built in full darkness. This cave has other entrance openings, some of which are located inside a rock which separates the upper parts of Niasar from the lower neighborhoods. These openings which face the north along with the Niasar water fall make a beautiful scene visible from the village.
The sign of water erosion on the rocks bears testimony to the fact that the cave had been a scenic area in the times immemorial. The Niasar water fall is another proof that the cave had been a temple belonging to the followers of Mithraism. Down the water fall, there are two millstones and surprisingly one or two similar millstones can be seen deep inside the cave.
The cave had a big entrance opening which was destroyed in the 1980 earthquake. Parts of the cave were also collapsed onto the gardens located below it in the quake. Most earthenware objects inside the cave date back to the Sassanid era and some belong to the Parthian period. However, some Islamic era pottery works can be seen around the openings of the cave.

Source:Tehrantimes


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Re: Niasar Cave (Ghare raiis)

Postby Parvaneh » Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:59 am

This cave dates back to approximately 2000 years ago and nestles in the limestone hills overlooking the Niyasar Village of Kashan. This cave has been dug out with the help of primitive implements and resembles a meandering stony tunnel in the breast of the Karkas Mountains. The same comprises of long and narrow passages, several chambers and wells. It is well worth mentioning that appropriate gear is required to gain access to this vicinity.
The Niyasar Cave is in three floors, and has a number of wells. Its passages and chambers cover approximately 500 square meters. The underground tunnels or passages are less than one square meter in area, and in some locations measure 100 x 70 sq. cm. Vertically 45 wells are connected to each other at an average depth of 118 m. This cave has four entrances and is of two separate sections. The central sector comprises of seven chambers in variable heights and very skillfully carved out.
The same is connected to the floor beneath by the wells and halls. The other portion is a lengthy passage with a gradual incline and is connected to other wells, this ends in a beautiful hall. At the extreme end of this sector there is a large area with several dug out chambers. The Niyasar Cave has 20 chambers, the largest of all being 28.6 sq. m. and the smallest 1.8 sq. m

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Re: Niasar Cave (Ghare raiis)

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Re: Niasar Cave (Ghare raiis)

Postby swera » Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:12 pm

I found them, thanks! This is great work, and will save me a lot of effort. :)
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