Astaneh Shrine

February 28, 2021

Shekoufeh Ahmadi
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Hussein Ibn Musa, also known as Alaeddin Hussein, is one of the sons of Imam Musa Kazem and the brother of Imam Reza and Shahcheragh. He was martyred in 817, in Shiraz by the order of the ruler of the time to prevent him from joining Imam Reza. Qatlagh Khan, who was the governor of Fars, ordered the construction of a dome and a tomb in the late 9th century. Khalil Sultan Zolghadr, who was the governor of Fars during Safavid period, reconstructed the shrine and founded the current building. Astaneh has been damaged and renewed many times during different periods. The beautiful and unique tiled dome of this shrine with two beautiful towers stands out from a distance. The interior of the shrine is decorated with eye-catching mirrors, and in recent decades a small shrine has been installed on the tomb of Astaneh, which is located in the southern royal residence. There are two entries to shrine, one is a wooden inlaid door. Another is golden, with an ode by the contemporary Shirazi poet Jamal Jamali enameled on the sides.

In a Nutshell

Astaneh Tomb belongs to Shahcheragh's brother who died in the 9th century. The current building is located in Astana Square. The place has been subject to damage over the years, but what you’ll see today is a beautiful building decorated with contemporary poems that have been engraved on the entrance door, in addition to inlays, mirror rooms, and beautiful tailing. 

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Admission: Free Location:

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08:00 - 21:00
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