Khajeh mount is a trapezius formed lava about 609 meters high above the sea surface, located in the middle of Hamoun Lake near Zabol city of Sistan va Baluchistan province. Sistan (known as the land of sunrise) has been a thriving region in Iran during Ashkanid (247 BC-224 AD) and Sasanid era (224-651 AD) and many monuments like fire temples and castles with glorious corridors and porches were built on this mountain which used to be an island in the middle of Hamoun Lake when it was full of water. Hamoun Lake has been a holy place for Zoroaster people and they believed that Saoshyant (the promised savior) will rebirth out of this lake.
Although the mural arts of Khajeh mount are a little pale and the figures and margins may be unrecognizable without the guidance of a leader, but these are the most precious remains of this complex, showing different rituals and legends. One of them shows three men standing and halos are shining on their head. The Parthian kings and queens and the victory goddess riding a horse are portrayed in another mural. The other painting shows a goddess with a trifurcated cone. Some archeologists relate this painting to Shiva, goddess of India. The most interesting mural shows a scene of a ceremony where some people are playing musical instruments and a rope dancer is dancing upside down!
Visiting Khajeh mount, which is an unexplored heritage for many of the tourists and history lovers, would give you lots of information about the art, beliefs and the legends of Iranian people during Ashkanid and Sasanid Empire. Uppersia travel can make it easier for you to reach this unknown and adventurous attraction.
|A portrait mural in Khaje Mount's citadel.|