Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh (Astaneh Ashrafieh) is located in the alluvial palins of Gilan province, on the Sefid Rood delta in the east of Rasht. It is one of the religious and pilgrimage sites of Gilan. The mausoleum of Hazrat Seyed Jalaleddin (AS) in this vicinity has added to its importance. In the 4th century AH., Jalaleddin Ashraf, the offspring of Imam Moosa Kazem (PB) moved to this city, which is a spectacular and beautiful vicinity.
Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh is a major peanut, rice, silk, and fragrant medicinal herbs producing city. It lies close to the city of Rasht and the Caspian Sea. The mausoleum of Seyed Jalal od-Din Ashraf, brother of Imam Reza, as well as the tomb of Mohammad Moin, the Iranian lexicographer and compiler of Persian Dictionary, are located here. The great Sepidrud river crosses the city on the northwest side. The main highway connecting the eastern and western parts of the province passes through Astaneh, over a c. 1-kilometre-long bridge.
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