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Imamzadeh Ja’far

Imamzadeh Ja’far

Imamzadeh Ja'far

Imamzadeh Ja’far is located in the midst of an ancient graveyard, east of Borujerd. This relic is from the Saljuqi period. The actual grave is on a lower level than its surrounding. The ‘haram’ or Imamzadeh has lost some of its ancient charm. The entrance of this mausoleum faces east, and its two halls are adorned with tile work from the Safavid and Qajar periods. The intricate carvings on the doors and around the fringes are the masterpieces of the craftsmen of the Safavid era. Internally the haram is octagonal with a wooden and silver railing in the center.

Built in the 11th century AD, Imamzadeh Ja’far is one of the few examples of the architecture of the Seljuq and Ilkhanid eras in Iran. A very similar mausoleum is the Tomb of Daniel in Susa, south western Iran. The building is octagonal with a high dome in the center. The height of the conic-shaped dome is 25 meters from the base. The main entrance is in east side and there are two halls decorated with tile work from the Safavid(16th century) and Qajar (19th century) times. The doors and the fringes are decorated by Safavid era intricate decorations. The interior decoration of the building has changed during different times and lastly, it has been covered with millions of small mirrors. The main gate is made of wood, with engraved decorations from Safavid era.

Imamzadeh Ja'far

This relic is from the Saljuqi period. The actual grave is on a lower level than its surrounding. The ‘Haram’ or Imamzadeh has lost some of its ancient charm. The entrance of this mausoleum faces east, and its two halls are adorned with tile work from the Safavid and Qajar periods. The intricate carvings on the doors and around the fringes are the masterpieces of the craftsmen of the Safavid era. Internally the Haram is octagonal with a wooden and silver railing in the center.

This shrine is located in the middle of a historical graveyard with many old graves and trees. 30 meters far from the main building there is another historical tomb, known as Do Khāharan (“The Two Sisters”) which belongs to two saints. The March 2006 Borujerd earthquake caused extensive damage to the tomb. The mud-brick parts of the building were damaged and a hole appeared on the dome.

Imamzadeh Ja'far

This structure was constructed in the year 1203 AH. There is a belief that this is the resting abode of one of the offspring of Imam Mousa Kazem, though the actual name of the person buried is Abdollah-ebn-al-Hossain-al-Ma’quf ebn-al-Hossain.

 

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