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Shrines/Ziaratgah

Ziaratgah” meaning Shrine, is a magnificently impressive monument, attracting a large number of visitors each year.There are flowerbeds, brooks, a pool and a large veranda opening onto the vivid green valley of Abyaneh, making Ziaratgah a place worthwhile seeing.

Other major religious institutions in Iran are shrines. Pilgrim shrines and mausoleums are built on top of the graves of Imams or Imamzadehs (the descendants of Imams), or other Safavid period, saintly persons. There are an uncountable number of shrines that vary from tumbledown sites associated with local saints to imposing mausoleums, such as Imam Reza in Mashhad and his sister Fatima in Qom.

The buildings sometimes take the form of a square structure surmounted by a dome, but usually the base structure is an octagon in which case the dome is pyramidal or conical in shape. In proportion to the importance of the site, it is often provided with auxiliary buildings on all sides. Important pilgrim shrines, beside numerous outbuildings, have multiple courtyards lying in various directions in relation to the main building. Less important shrines are constructed in the form of a solitary, kiosk-like building in the center of an enclosure.

Refrences

- Beheshti, Oksana (2003). Travel guide to Isfahan, Kashan and more. Iran. Tehran. Rozaneh publication.

 

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