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    * Kay Khosrau *

    K-Khosro,Keikhosro

    کی خسرو ، کیخسرو پسر سیاوش


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    Kay Khosrau was a legendary Kiani king, son of Siavash and Farangis and grandson of Kay Kavoos and Afrasiab. He was one of the most renowned kings of Iran according to Shahnameh epic of kings written by Ferdowsi. Kay Khosrau means the king with good fame. Shahnameh depicts Kay Khosrau as a just and brave king. He takes revenge from his maternal grandfather Afrasiab after he killed his father Siavash. Kay Khosrau was born in Tooran after the death of his father.Kay Khosrau was trained by Piran, the wise Vezir of Afrasiab. Kay Kavoos, the legendary Shah of Iran chose him as his heir when he returned to Iran with his mother.After a battle between Iran and Tooran to avenge Siavash, Afrasiab was killed by Rostam. Kay Khosrau became king and reigned righteously for about 60 years.Shahnameh also mentions Kay Khosrau in a similar way that Cyrus the Great was described, such as his respect for other religions and peoples, his civility, righteousness and dedication to the restoration of temples.Chalice of Kay Khosrau, or Jamejam was a magical cup in Persian mythology using which one could see what was happening elsewhere in the world. Jamejam was long possessed by the rulers of ancient Persia. Jamejam was used just once and by Kay Khosrau to find out about whereabouts of his son Bijan, who had fallen in love with Manijeh, the daughter of the hostile king Afrasiab when he went to the Tooran border as an ambassador. Manijeh brought him to her bedroom secretly, and when Afrasiab found out, he threw Bijan into a well and expelled Manijeh from the palace. Everyone in Iran thought that Bijan was dead except for Kay Khosrau who saw him alive in Jamejam. Kay Khosrau then dispatched Rostam Dastan to rescue Bijan.Jamejam is currently the name of the Iranian television network.Kay Khosrau renounced his kingship and gave his treasures away to the widows, orphans, the blind and poor among his subjects. He chose Lohrasb as his heir and then went away, never to return. Today people of Shazand in the Markazi province of Iran believe that Kay Khosrau came to Shazand, went to the mountains to pray and he is still alive. This ancient town derives its name from Shah (king) and zende (Khosrau was a legendary Kiani king, son of Siavash and Farangis and grandson of Kay Kavoos and Afrasiab. He was one of the most renowned kings of Iran according to Shahnameh epic of kings written by Ferdowsi. Kay Khosrau means the king with good fame. Shahnameh depicts Kay Khosrau as a just and brave king. He takes revenge from his maternal grandfather Afrasiab after he killed his father Siavash. Kay Khosrau was born in Tooran after the death of his father.Kay Khosrau was trained by Piran, the wise Vezir of Afrasiab. Kay Kavoos, the legendary Shah of Iran chose him as his heir when he returned to Iran with his mother.After a battle between Iran and Tooran to avenge Siavash, Afrasiab was killed by Rostam. Kay Khosrau became king and reigned righteously for about 60 years.Shahnameh also mentions Kay Khosrau in a similar way that Cyrus the Great was described, such as his respect for other religions and peoples, his civility, righteousness and dedication to the restoration of temples.Chalice of Kay Khosrau, or Jamejam was a magical cup in Persian mythology using which one could see what was happening elsewhere in the world. Jamejam was long possessed by the rulers of ancient Persia. Jamejam was used just once and by Kay Khosrau to find out about whereabouts of his son Bijan, who had fallen in love with Manijeh, the daughter of the hostile king Afrasiab when he went to the Tooran border as an ambassador. Manijeh brought him to her bedroom secretly, and when Afrasiab found out, he threw Bijan into a well and expelled Manijeh from the palace. Everyone in Iran thought that Bijan was dead except for Kay Khosrau who saw him alive in Jamejam. Kay Khosrau then dispatched Rostam Dastan to rescue Bijan.Jamejam is currently the name of the Iranian television network.Kay Khosrau renounced his kingship and gave his treasures away to the widows, orphans, the blind and poor among his subjects. He chose Lohrasb as his heir and then went away, never to return. Today people of Shazand in the Markazi province of Iran believe that Kay Khosrau came to Shazand, went to the mountains to pray and he is still alive. This ancient town derives its name from Shah (king) and zende (alive).

    Tags:Afrasiab, Cyrus, Cyrus the Great, Ferdowsi, Iran, Iranian, Kavoos, Kay Khosrau, Khosrau, Kiani, Persia, Persian, Shah, Shah of Iran, Shahnameh, Siavash, Vezir


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