ABOUT US

WELCOME TO NAR TRAVEL

"Nar" is the Turkish word for Pommegranate that has been held sacred by many of the world's major religions. In almost every religion the pomegranate has been used as a symbol of humanity's most fundamental beliefs and desires, life and death, birth and eternal life, fertility and marriage, abundance and prosperity. Most aspect of the pomegranate come to symbolize something for its shape, color, seeds and juice. To the Jews, the pomegranate represents righteousness, to the Christians, it means life and hope of eternal life and to the Chinese, wealth and many sons

 

The Pomegranate is a beautiful fruit with a hard outer skin and a rich juicy jewelled interior. Most of the World's religions believe this to be a sacred fruit, even saying that it could be the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden.  It is the official logo of many cities in Turkey; a symbol of luxury and wonder, and as such is a fitting logo for my Travel Agency. 

The purple background is the colour of royalty, mystery and spirituality.  It conveys a feeling of imagination and creativity; integral parts of Nar Travel.

NAR (POMEGRANATE) SYMBOLISM;

Greek Myth; In the Greek myth of Persephone's abduction by Hades, lord of the underworld, the pomegranate represents life, regeneration, and marriage.

Judaism; Pomegranate seeds are said to number 613—one for each of the Bible's 613 commandments. The pomegranate was revered for the beauty of its shrub, flowers, and fruit—symbolising sanctity, fertility, and abundance. 

 

Buddhism;Along with the citrus and the peach, the pomegranate is one of the three blessed fruits. In Buddhist art the fruit represents the essence of favourable influences. In Buddhist legend the demoness Hariti, who devoured children, was cured of her evil habit by the Buddha, who gave her a pomegranate to eat. She is depicted in Buddhist art holding a child. In Japan she is known as Kishimojin and is invoked by infertile women.

China; In China the pomegranate is widely represented in ceramic art symbolising fertility, abundance, posterity, numerous and virtuous offspring, and a blessed future. A picture of a ripe open pomegranate is a popular wedding present.

 

Christianity; A symbol of resurrection and life everlasting in Christian art, the pomegranate is often found in devotional statues and paintings of the Virgin and Child.

In medieval representations the pomegranate tree, a fertility symbol, is associated with the end of a unicorn hunt. The captured unicorn appears to be bleeding from wounds inflicted on him by the hunters. The “wounds” are actually pomegranate seeds dripping their blood red juices on his milk white body. Wild and uncontrollable by nature, unicorns can be tamed only by virgins. Once tamed, the unicorn was held in an enclosed garden and chained to a pomegranate tree, symbolising the impending incarnation of Christ.

Islam; The heavenly paradise of the Koran describes four gardens with shade, springs, and fruits—including the pomegranate. Legend holds that each pomegranate contains one seed that has come down from paradise. Pomegranates have had a special role as a fertility symbol in weddings among the Bedouins of the Middle East. A fine specimen is secured and split open by the groom as he and his bride open the flap of their tent or enter the door of their house. Abundant seeds ensure that the couple who eat it will have many children.

 

WHO ARE WE & WHAT WE DO;

We are an Incoming, Shore Excursions, MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Congress and Exhibitions) Travel Agency and Tour Operator based in Istanbul Turkey, supported by highly skilled and knowledgeable staff with over 30 years experience in the travel industry. 

As an independent Travel Agency we are able to propose a wide range of travel products by offering our customers a fully independent service; including private, escorted, cultural, tailor made and customized tours and holidays.