Koshti Pahlevanee also Pahlevani and zoorkhaneh rituals is the name inscribed by UNESCO for varzesh-e pahlavani (Persian: آیین
پهلوانی و زورخانهای, "heroic sport") or varzesh-e bastany
(ورزش باستانی; varzeš-e bāstānī, "ancient sport"), a traditional Iranian system of athletics
originally used to train warriors. It combines martial arts, calisthenics, strength training and music. Recognized by UNESCO as among the world's longest-running forms of such training,
it fuses elements of pre-Islamic Persian culture (particularly Zoroastrianism, Mithraism and Gnosticism) with the spirituality of Shia Islam and Sufism.