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Riḍván
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Pronunciation: rezz-von
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[Ar] Paradise. Name given by Bahá'u'lláh to the Najíbíyyih Garden at Bag̲h̲dád, the Garden of Na'mayn near 'Akká, and the twelve-day festival commemorating Bahá'u'lláh's Declaration of His Mission to His companions in 1863.
[BD 196]
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1. Name given by Bahá'ís to the Najíbíyyih Garden at Bag̲h̲dád.
2. The Garden of Na'mayn.
3. The "holiest and most significant of all Bahá'í festivals" commemorating Bahá'u'lláh's Declaration of His Mission to His companions, 1863. A twelve-day period beginning on April 21st and celebrated annually.
[BG 42]
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The custodian of Paradise. Used to denote Paradise itself.
[GWB 350]
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