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Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine-Shah Nematolah vali Mausoleum

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Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine-Shah Nematolah vali Mausoleum

Postby Parvaneh » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:24 am

Introduction: The Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine (Persian: آرامگاه شاه نعمت‌ الله‌ ولی‎) is a historical complex, located in Mahan, Iran, which contains the mausoleum of Shah Nematollah Vali, the renowned Iranian mystic and poet. Shah Nematollah Vali died in 1431 aged over 100. In 1436 a shrine was erected in his honor and became a pilgrimage site; with the attention of successive rulers contributing various additions over the centuries.

History and design:he shrine complex comprises four courtyards, a reflecting pool, a mosque and twin minarets covered with turquoise tiles from the bottom up to the cupola. The earliest construction is attributed to the Bahmanid ruler Ahmed I Vali who erected the sanctuary chamber in 1436. Shah Abbas I undertook extensions and renovations in 1601, including reconstruction of the tiled blue dome, described as “one of the most magnificent architectural masterpieces in old Persia”. During the Qajar period the site was particularly popular, necessitating the construction of additional courtyards to accommodate increased numbers of pilgrims. The minarets also date from this period. The small room where Nematollah Vali prayed and meditated contains plasterwork and tile decorations. The complex is also famous for its tilework and seven ancient wooden doors.


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Location: Mahan, Kerman province.

Walking path length: No

Days of trip: 3 Days from Tehran to Tehran

Best time to visit: No Limit, but in Spring is better

Daily time visit: No limit

Difficulty level: Easy

Requirements: Guide or GPS track

Legal permission need: No


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Overall risk: No

Animal risk: No

Lost risk: No

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115 but rescue teams need a long time to find you.

GSM Mobile Antenna: No


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Hotel: Yes, in Mahan City

Shop: Yes, in Mahan City

Gasoline: Yes


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How to get there:
1- Go to South terminal of buses in Tehran
2- Take a bus ticket to Kerman
3- Get off bus in Kerman(10 hours in bus)
4- Take a taxi from Kerman to Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine



Nearest airport: Kerman airport
Nearest train station: Kerman station



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Re: Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine

Postby Parvaneh » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:48 am

Variant Names Nur al-Din Ni'matullah Vali Shrine, Aramgah-i Ni'matullah Vali, Aramgah-i Shah Ni'mat Allah Vali, Shah Nur ad-Din Ni'matullah Vali Shrine, Nureddin Nimat Allah, Nemetollah, Ni'matallah, Shrine of Shaykh Ni'matullah, Shrine of Shaikh Ni'matullah, Mashhad-i Shaykh Ni'matullah Vali, Mashhad-i Shah Ni'matullah Vali, Shrine of Shah Ni'matullah Wali, Shrine of Shah Ni'matullah Vali Kirmani
Location Mahan, Iran
Date 1436/840 AH, Safavid reconstruction 1601/1009-1010 AH, Qajar reconstructions 1848-1896/1264-1313 AH
Style/Period Qajar, Safavid, Timurid
Centuries 15, 17, 19
Building Types funerary, religious
Building Usage tomb, shrine

In 1406 Aleppo-born Sufi shaykh, and later saint, Shah Nur ad-Din Ni'matullah Vali moved to Mahan, a village outside Kirman, where he established an order of dervishes. He died in 1431 aged over 100. In 1436 a shrine was erected in his honor and became a pilgrimage site; with the attention of successive rulers contributing various additions over the centuries.

The shrine complex as it now stands, comprises three courtyards arranged axially communicating with dependent structures. The earliest work is attributed to the Bahmanid ruler Ahmed I Vali who erected the sanctuary chamber in 1436. Shah Abbas I undertook extensions and renovations in 1601, including renovation or reconstruction of the dome. During the Qajar period the site was particularly popular, necessitating the construction of additional courtyards to accommodate increased numbers of pilgrims. The minarets also date from this period.

Sources:

Golombek, Lisa, and Donald Wilber. The Timurid Architecture of Iran and Turan, 394-395. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988.

Lockhart, Laurence. Persian Cities. London: Luzac and Co. Ltd., 1960.

Pope, Arthur Upham. "Timurid Architecture: b. Typical Monuments." In A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present, edited by Pope, Arthur Upham and Phyllis Ackerman (assistant editor), Vol. 3 Architecture, Its Ornament, City Plans, Gardens, 3rd ed., 1158-1159. Tehran: Soroush Press, 1977.


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Re: Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine

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Re: Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine

Postby Parvaneh » Mon May 26, 2014 7:25 am

Another attraction of Kerman is the tomb of Iranian mystic and literary figure and poet of 8th century AH, Shah Nematollah Vali.
Constructed in 1436 CE, it dates back to seven centuries.
Several thousand Zoroastrians and a Jewish minority live peacefully alongside Muslims in Kerman. Religious minorities hold their religious ceremonies and festivities in complete freedom.
Sadeh, which is one of the major festivities of Zoroastrians, is held in Kerman every year.
Given the presence of Zoroastrians, there are a number of Zoroastrian temples in this city.
The only Anthropology Museum of Zoroastrians in the world is situated in Kerman’s Zoroastrian Temple. This museum was officially inaugurated in 2005.
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Shah Nematollah-e-Vali-Shah Nur od-Din Nematollah Vali-tomb of Shah Nur-eddin Nematollah Vali-Shahnematollah

Postby Parvaneh » Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:29 am

The tomb of Shah Nur-eddin Nematollah Vali, poet, sage, Sufi and founder of an order of dervishes, has twin minarets covered with turquoise tiles from the bottom up to the cupola. The mausoleum was built by Ahmad Shah Kani; the rest of the building was constructed during the reigns of Shah Abbas I, Mohammad Shah Qajar and Nasser-al-Din Shah. Shah Nematallah Vali spent many years wandering through central Asia perfecting his spiritual gifts before finally settling at Mahan, twenty miles south-east of Kerman, where he passed the last twenty five years of his life. He died in 1431, having founded a Darvish order which continues to be an active spiritual force today. The central domed burial vault at Mahan, completed in 1437 was erected by Ahmad Shah Bahmani, king of the Deccan, and one of Shah Nematallah’s most devoted disciples.

shahnematolahAmong the splendour, beautiful and most spectacular works we can pointed to Shah Nematollah Vali dome. This beautiful sites in the center of Mahan town. the Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine is a historical complex, which contains the mausoleum of Shah Nematollah Vali, the renowned Iranian mystic and poet. Shah Nematollah Vali died in 1431 aged over 100.

The Vakil-ol-Molk court-yard is opposite this mausoleum, and was constructed in the Qajar era. The structure displays a Mongol type of architecture (of the Eilkhani and pre-Safavid periods) and its porch pertains to the Esfahani mode of architecture, and is one of the wonderful pieces of art works in desert area of Iran.

The building and its gardener opened from both sides to street and public road. On the shahnematolahpublic road which in the past passed through the center of city thee is a wide and circle frontage at a 3m high from the road level. It is probably because of securing the frontage from the danger of river. In the middle of this frontage there is a pool and an old plane-tree that have saved from the danger of flood in 1932. In both sides of road, where the wall of mausoleums sites. There are two arches (taqnama), they that have been close because of huge tree that the flood in 1932 brought with itself there.

The upper part of a large door which opened to tomb’s yard has been decorated with beautiful painting which have been drawn on plaster, but unfortunately some parts of them are destroying, Passing through this door, one would reach to a large court yard which is called Shah Abassi court yard and it is founded by the order of great Shah Abass. Recently while it was restoring, it became clear that inside part of most of pillars has been made of mud brick.

visitors who like to stay at night close to Shahnematollah vali , can reserve a room in “Motevalli bashi traditional hotel”, to experience living in a place with Iranian Architecture, and with a view to beautiful marinates of Shahnematolloh vali mausoleum. the Motevalli bashi complex include accommodation and restaurant.

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