Derafsh-e Kaviani

by Faravahar

In an effort to inspire Iranians around the world to unite and rise up against Iran's repressive Islamic regime and for the second time since October 15, 2007 in New York, Iran's ancient Banner of Kings “Derafsh-e Kaviani” was flown over the Southern California Parks during Iranian Sizdeh-bedar celebration on March 30, 2008. Derafsh-e Kaviani was flown not only in celebration of the Iranian New Year, but in memory of Manochehr Farhangi, peaceful scholar and soldier of true Iranian culture who was assassinated in Madrid, Spain by the enemies of Iran.

Derafsh-e Kaviani was first raised, according to legend, against the Satanic, dragon evil demon Zahak Tazi. In Iran’s national epic, Shahnameh Ferdowsi, the demon has become an oppressive Arab ruler. Kaveh Ahangar, the blacksmith rallied the people against him, using his spear and leather apron to remake the ancient flag and lead the people to victory.

The flag of the Kings, Derafsh-e Kaviani remains an important motif in Iranian art and culture, although its meaning has been repressed by the current regime. The rise of Derafsh Kaviani now is a call on Iranians to renew their pride in their ancient culture and to rise once more, as their ancestors rose against legendary demons and conquerors, to establish an Iranian nation that is truly free.

To see pictures of Derafsh-e Kaviani over California Parks, click below.


Payandeh Iran




by Kamangir on

Thanks very much for your post, Farahvar.

Dearfshe Kaviani, was torn apart by the arabs who once brutalized Iran and Iranians. The descendants of those arabs are trying to eradicate our Persian essence.

I very much appreciate that Mr. Farhangi is remmbered as the true Iranian as he was. May God bless his soul.

Ba sepase Faravan