Uraman or in Kurdish dialect Heuraman is a vast mountainous region in southern part of Kurdistan. Uraman or Uramen is a kind of singing & narration in Pehlevi language & also the name of a village where this kind of singing had been common. One of Zoroastrians’ hymns, Ureten, has been recognized as the origin of this word. The remains of Sassanian fire temples, inscriptions of Zeinaneh Mountain, a cuneiform engraving with an antiquity of about 2nd millenium BC are eloquent of the old social life in this place.
The old culture of Uraman has remained intact because of difficult climatic situation & not being easy to access. In the Master of Shaliar’s book of wisdom from the language of the Simiar Zana or the mystery-teller wise man we may recite about the rule of live in a symbolic way. Joy, nobleness & deep & mystic features in Kurdish music & dance, these two inseparable elements of celebrations & ceremonies, stem from Kurdish historical, tribal & religious beliefs. Daf, Shamshal, Ney, Dohol & etc. are the musical instruments being played in Kurdish music.
Tens of villages having architectural stair style & the particular method of Khoshkeh-chini or shekeh-chini are lying on green slopes of Uraman. The roofs of houses are covered with beams & interior parts are splashed with mud composed of white soil. Amongst the attractions of this district are the ancient ceremony of Master of Shaliar, the Flat Uraman & the roaring stream of the Bel Spring near Hajij village.