Also known as: Red Mosque, Masjed-e Sorkh, Maidan Mosque, Meidan Mosque
Sorkh Mosque which is also known as the Maidan Mosque, is located to the north of the old square of Saveh.
It has been named as such because of its adornments and epigraphs. This structure is a remnant of the Saljuqi period, and comprises of a simple brick dome, a minaret, three porticos and a few porches. It has a beautiful and valuable altar adorned with plasterwork and vaulted inscriptions.
This altar has three inscriptions in the 'Kufic' script and 'Tholth' script. One of the 'Kufic' inscriptions, is white and the other is maroon in color.
Its brick minarets date back to the 5th century AH. and the date 453 can be observed here.
The township of Saveh is located to the east of the province. Its climate is moderate to warm. Saveh is the center of this township and is 140 km. from Tehran. Saveh is one of the archaeological cities and ancient regions, i.e., a remnant of the Sassanide period.
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