Mardaviz Zeyari - True Iranian National Hero
Source: Dr. Nushiravan Kaihanizadeh
In the year 931 Mardaviz-e-Zeyari, a great Iranian patriot, a revolutionary leader and a Persian renaissance man entered the central city of Esfahan after he drove out the Abbasid’s army from the central part of Iran; Kashan, Hamadan and Esfahan.
On his arrival into Esfahan, Mardaviz asked the Iranian people to help revive the Persian Empire with all its traditions and culture, greatness, splendor, brightness and glories.
“My final destination is to see a new Persian Empire where it’s people live with freedom, happiness and will speak Persian again”, he said in front of his armed men and Esfahanis citizens.
“I defeated the caliphate army on the Azar-Ruz (9th day of 9th month of the Iranian year which is November 29), the birth of light and warmth (fire), a lucky day for Iranians”, he added. “Nobody will be punished except the traitors to the motherland here in after”, he said, ”We will observe the Persian national festivals as our fathers did for centuries”. “We celebrate Jashn-e-Sadeh in mid winter this year with grandeur and magnificence as a mark of remembrance of good thoughts, good words and good deeds”, he said.
Mardaviz from Daylaman (Northern Iran) named Esfahan his capital city as did Shah Abbas, seven centuries later on November 12, 1598 AD.
Mardaviz was murdered four years later, in 935 AD in Esfahan by his non-Iranian servants, then his followers, the Buyids, completed his patriotic mission.
Mardaviz was the founder of the Zeyarid dynasty that ruled mostly Mazandaran and Gorgan, from 927 to 1090 AD. Keikavoos, the last ruler of this dynasty was also a prose writer, the author of the famous Qabus-Nameh. The Zeyarids were distinguished patrons of the arts. Abu Rayham Biruni, the famous Persian scholar and scientist lived for several years at the court of Qabus, the son of Voshmguir, one of the Zeyarids rulers who built himself a tomb, the Gonbad-e-Qabus which remains one of Iran’s finest monuments located in the north of Iran near the Caspian sea.
The ninth century witnessed the emergence of more pure Iranian ruling dynasties and the revival of the Persian language and literature. Three Persian dynasties were ruling Iran simultaneously, the Samanids in the northeast; the Saffarids in the southeast and south and the Zeyarids in the north, west and central part of Iran. Historians called them “Iranian intermezzo (short movements)” and finally in the end, family quarrels weakened them.
Dorood to Mardaviz Zeyari, true Iranian national hero!
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