Sheikh Zahed Gilani's Shrine - Lahijan (Gilan Province)
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Near the city of Lahijan in northern Iran, and on the slopes of the mountains and among the green tea fields, there is a spectacular monument belonging to a Sufi named Sheikh Tadj’ad-Dīn Ebraheem, who is known as Sheikh Zahed Gilani. Originally dating from the Safavid era, the shrine has been rebuilt several times. You can see it from the Ramsar motorway, 2.5km from Lahijan's Golestan Sq.
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Sheikh Zahed Gilani's Shrine

in Lahijan city | Gilan province
Tourist Attraction

Sheikh Zahed Gilani's Shrine

Related to Lahijan city (located in Gilan province)
Near the city of Lahijan in northern Iran, and on the slopes of the mountains and among the green tea fields, there is a spectacular monument belonging to a Sufi named Sheikh Tadj’ad-Dīn Ebraheem, who is known as Sheikh Zahed Gilani. Originally dating from the Safavid era, the shrine has been rebuilt several times. You can see it from the Ramsar motorway, 2.5km from Lahijan's Golestan Sq.
Sheikh Zahed Gilani's Shrine - Lahijan (Gilan Province)
Half close your eyes and you could almost imagine this beautiful shrine as a Buddhist temple in the Nepali foothills. Dedicated to a Sufi mystic, Sheikh Zahed Gilani (1236–1301), the mausoleum with its distinctive blue, pyramidal roof, is an important pilgrimage site.

There is a spectacular monument belonging to a Sufi named Sheikh Tajeddin Ebrahim, who is known as Sheikh Zahed Gilani, near the city of Lahijan in northern province of Gilan and on the slopes of the mountains and among the green tea fields.

The Sheikhanvar or Historical structure of Sheikh Zahed Gilani's Shrine is situated in the Sheikhanvar village near Lahijan. This Shrine covered with earthenware tiles is of a pyramid shape, with a pointed dome and ceiling of plaster work. The only inscription on the wooden chest on the tomb reveals the date of 832 AH. The architectural style of the structure displays the effects of the 8th or 9th century AH.

The walls of the porch are 115 cm high, which were later ornamented with seven-colour tiles of the Qajar era, and in different parts of the porch there are niche windows with curved vaults. The pyramid and octagonal dome, which is the most beautiful feature of the building, has a steep slope that allows rapid rain waters to pass. Its surface is covered with yellow-blue, and white-black tiles, with traditional, flower-like designs, which double its beauty. The rest is covered with ceramic.

Tadj’ad-Din Ebrahim Kurdi Sanjani known as Sheikh Zahed-e Gilani was one of the great Sufis of Iran who descended from the city of Sanjan in eastern Khorasan province. His family was one of the most famous ones in Gilan who was engaged in agriculture.
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Sheikh Zahed Gilani's Shrine - Lahijan (Gilan Province)
Sheikh Zahed Gilani's Shrine - Lahijan (Gilan Province)
Sheikh Zahed Gilani's Shrine - Lahijan (Gilan Province)
Sheikh Zahed Gilani's Shrine - Lahijan (Gilan Province)
Sheikh Zahed Gilani's Shrine - Lahijan (Gilan Province)
Sheikh Zahed Gilani's Shrine - Lahijan (Gilan Province)
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Sheikh Zahed Gilani's Shrine - Lahijan (Gilan Province)
Sheikh Zahed Gilani's Shrine - Lahijan (Gilan Province)
Sheikh Zahed Gilani's Shrine - Lahijan (Gilan Province)
Sheikh Zahed Gilani's Shrine - Lahijan (Gilan Province)
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