Bastam City

Bastaam is a city in and capital of the Bastam District of Shahrud County, Semnan Province, Iran.
Bastam (Bastaam)
Bastaam is a city in and capital of the Bastam District of Shahrud County, Semnan Province, Iran. Bastam was founded in the 6th century in the Greater Khorasan. It is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of Shahrud. The town is known for its Islamic monuments from the Ilkhanid period and its association with the mystic Bayazid Bastami. The Alborz are to the north of the town.

The 19th-century poet, Abbas Foroughi Bastami, lived in Bastam for a time and thence acquired its name as his own. The early Bábí leader and martyr Mullá 'Alíy-i-Bastámí was also raised in Bastam, and was a significant figure in the Shaykhi movement and later became the first person known to have died for their allegiance to Bábism.

A tradition says that the town was founded by Vistahm, uncle of the Sasanian king Khosrau II.
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Bastam (Bastaam)
Bastam (Bastaam)
Kashaneh Tower - Bastam (Bastaam)
Bastam Jame Mosque (Bastaam)
Bastam (Bastaam)
Bastam (Bastaam)
Bayazid Bastami Tomb
Bayazid Bastami Tomb
Bayazid Bastami Tomb
Bayazid Bastami Tomb
Bayazid Bastami Tomb
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Category: Mosques
Bastam Jame Mosque is located at a distance of 200 m. from the tomb of Bayazid to the south of Bastam. The same comprises of two sections. One is the square courtyard ...
Category: Mausoleums
Tomb of Bayazid Bastami is located north of the mausoleum of Imamzadeh Mohammad in Bastam. The tomb of this great Gnostic is extremely simple in architecture. On ...
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