Imam Zadeh Jafar

Imam Zadeh Jafar

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On the western side of Hattif Street, opposite the alley of Imamzadeh Esmaeil, the monument of Imamzadeh Jafar is erected as a rectangular tower. This beautiful small mansion, described by one of the scholars as a splendid trait. It is a perfect example of the tombs built during the Mongol rule in Iran.

It was a pyramid-shaped dome that is now gone. On the exterior of the dome there is a pair of inscriptions. The first inscription is written in white background with ‘Solce’ style, and contains the verse of holy Quran, which completed at the end of the 7th century AH. At the top of this inscription, there is another Kufic inscription on a turquoise background containing verses from the Holy Quran. At above of entrance there is an inscription at with a white mosaic ‘Solceline’ style on the background.

According to the tombstone, the owner of the shrine is Jafar ibn Sayyid Morteza and his ancestors are Hassan son of Hussein son of Muhammad son of Imam Hussein.

Kianpour boutique hotel is located in 3.3km distance from Imamzadeh Jafar. Historical house accommodation in Iran is a great choice. A reason for that is we are in very close area of most of the famous and also unknown monuments of Isfahan. Our luxury house residence is close to bus station and subway station. There aren’t many luxury hotels in Isfahan which have this type of advantages. By staying at kianpour boutique hotel you can choose to take a walk, rent bikes etc. in order to visit wonders of Isfahan. 

These sacred places are a symbol of the religious beliefs of the Iranian people, but apart from that, the architectural features and form of each Imamate are remarkable in their own way. In every land, the sacred buildings of the monument and its monuments in general, are different in relation to the geographical and atmospheric conditions and the historical position.

It is good to know, clay lasts hundreds of years in the arid regions of Iran, on the outskirts of the desert, but the bricks and stones on the northern parts of Iran are not long lived. In this area, one should not look for 500-year-old buildings, because less than solid construction can survive the natural and climatic conditions of this area. In this land, buildings of 200 or 300 years old should be considered old, because in Gilan and Mazandaran, especially west of Mazandaran and east of Gilan, rain and permanent moisture has soften and decay buildings. The soft and decayed building collapses over time and turns into a pile of dirt.

There are plants as short of bushes and even trees on this piles, leaving them to no bumps. Even on the roofs of rural houses, you can sometimes find different forest trees, especially figs. The climate have been very effective in altering the shape of the monuments and materials used in them, to the extent that they are less similar to the monuments of this region and to other parts of Iran. 

From the architectural point of view, the main materials of the mosque and the monumental shrine in these areas are sometimes the only wood whose strength is not high in humid areas. There is less of a tile dome and decorative pots. 

The monuments of this area (north of Iran) are very simple and most of them are square or rectangular. In most parts of northern Iran, the wall of graves is built in the same way as rural houses, with wood and foliage of trees and flowers and sometimes lime. 

Temple roofs have been created similar to these houses. Sometimes they are covered with pottery and Aleppo and in the countryside with woods which called laths. The ceiling inside is also often the so-called local, lumbering. The height, which is, the height of the roofs of the houses; is not much different from the other buildings. 

Some houses are two stores, but the monuments are one store. There is usually one side of the porch in the houses, but in Temple often around the chamber or the burial chamber, the porch is built to allow pilgrims to go around the grave or the building, and generally the grave is in the middle of the room, providing easier visit. Of course, in some cases, the tomb is built around the corner. 

The buried person has a burial ground, or a box, made of a guard with decorations of wood and in some cases metal, made into a rectangular cube, and sometimes the grave has no inscription, or it even is just a simple stone. 

These buildings generally have more than one door. In some cases there are 4 sides of them, but one of them is open on normal days. Sometimes none are open. These 4 doors are due to ease of entry and exit of Tomb. These doors that open to the porch, have about one to two meters wide. The threshold is made smaller than the other doors, so that one has to bend his head as he enters. Perhaps it is because if one forgets the bow at the entrance, he will notice the subject by bending his head forward at the entrance.

Some of trees are older than the age of the monument or the date of its construction. Some of them existed even before the monument was built and are sometimes revered by the locals alone. However, as we mentioned, this monument is no different from the houses of the people of this region, only in terms of decorations and murals, and that it is often the color of them that all of them are mostly green monuments.


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