Shiraz Tomb of Hafez

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Tomb of Hafez
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Tomb of Hafez

The Tomb of Hafez and its related dedication corridor, the Hāfezieh, are two commemoration structures raised on the northern edge of Shiraz, Iran, in memory of the observed Persian artist Hafez. The open structure structures are arranged in the Musalla Gardens on the north bank of a regular waterway and house the marble tomb of Hafez. The present structures, worked in 1935 and composed by the French planner and classicist André Godard, are at the site of past structures, the most surely understood of which was worked in 1773. The tomb, its patio nurseries, and the encompassing commemorations to other extraordinary figures are a concentration of tourism in Shiraz.


Hafez was conceived in Shiraz in 1315 and kicked the bucket there in 1390. An adored figure of the Iranian individuals, who take in his verses by heart, Hafez was unmistakable in the place where he grew up and held a position as the court writer. In his memory, a little, arch-like structure was raised in Shiraz close to his grave at Golgast-e Mosalla in 1452 at the request of Babur Ibn-Baysunkur, a Timurid senator. The Golgast-e Mosalla were patio nurseries (now known as Musalla Gardens) that included in Hafiz's verse. With a surface of more than 19,000 square meters, the patio nurseries were additionally home to one of Shiraz's burial grounds, and Babur had a pool worked here in the meantime as the dedication. Trusting they were requested by signs in Hafez's verse, Abbas I of Persia and Nader Shah both completed separate reclamation extends in the accompanying 300 years.

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A significantly more considerable commemoration was developed in the greenhouses in 1773 amid the rule of Karim Khan Zand. Arranged on the north bank of the occasional Rudkhaneye Khoshk waterway in the Musalla Gardens, the Hāfezieh comprised of four focal segments, with two rooms worked at the east and west end and with the north and south sides staying open. The building split the greenery enclosures into two districts, with the orange woods in the front and the burial ground in the back. The genuine tomb was outside of the structure, amidst the burial ground, with a marble chunk set over the grave. The marble was engraved by a calligrapher with selections from Hafez's verse.

The tomb was reestablished in 1857 by a legislative head of Fars, and a wooden walled in the area was worked around the tomb in 1878, by another legislative head of Fars. Taking after this, the site turned into a subject of discussion, when, in 1899, Ardeshir, a Parsi from India started to manufacture a sanctum around Hafez's grave. Despite the fact that the altruist Parsi had gotten consent from an ulema of Shiraz to manufacture the iron and wood place of worship, a specialist of religious law with some expert in Shiraz, ʿAli-Akbar Fāl-Asiri, protested a Zoroastrian working over the grave of a Muslim. With his devotees, he pulverized the half-manufactured development. The general population of Shiraz challenged the decimation and the administration requested the reconstructing of the landmark, however, Fāl-Asiri contradicted them and articulated that he would annihilate any building raised there, regardless of the possibility that it was raised by the Lord himself.

Tomb of Hafez

The site stayed in remnants for a long time, until 1901 when Prince Malek Mansur Mirza Shao es-Saltaneh set an enlivening iron trans Enna around Hafez's tomb. It was recorded with verse and the names of the benefactors of the trans Enna.

Present structure

Exercises to reestablish and extend the commemoration to Hafez started in 1931 when the orange forest was repaired and the Hāfezieh was changed by a legislative leader of Fars and Isfahan, Faraj-Allāh Bahrāmi Dabir-e Aʿẓam. Extra upgrades were deferred until the Ministry of Education sorted out for another working to be worked, in 1935. André Godard, a French paleologist, and planner, was the specialized chief of the Department of Antiquities at the time and was dispatched to outline the new structures.



Modifications to Hafez's tomb included lifting it one meter over the ground level and encompassing it with five stages. Eight sections, every ten meters tall, bolster a copper vault in the state of a dervish's cap. The underside of the vault is an arabesque and vivid mosaic.

The first, four-sectioned remembrance lobby worked in 1773 by Karim Khan Zand was widely extended. Sixteen columns were added to the four unique, making a long verandah, and on a few façades are engraved ghazals and different selections from Hafez's verse.

Greenhouses and tourism

Tomb of Hafez

A few rectangular pools have been included among the patio nurseries, and very much kept up orange trees, ways, streams, and blossom beds make a charming situation for the tourism center of Hafez's tomb and remembrance corridor. A tea house on the grounds gives refreshments in a customary setting. The vault over Hafez's grave is sufficiently bright during the evening, giving an appealing point of convergence. The previous Tomb of Qāsem Khan Wāli is presently a library containing 10,000 volumes devoted to Hafez grant.

How Iranians Visit The Mausoleum of Hafez

For Iranians, going by the Hafez tomb resembles heading off to a relative's tomb. The emotions, obviously, are more with deference than grievance. Some convey rosewater to wash the gravestone and put a few blooms on the grave. At that point, they touch the gravestone with few fingers imploring by recounting a section of Koran to request a gift of his spirit. Some continue to ask for Hafez to converse with them through his lyrics and enlighten them regarding the condition of their lives or give them some shrewd exhortation through the words in his sonnets. At that point, they open their eyes and open the book on any page it arbitrarily opens and keeps on reading it eagerly.

The ideas and subjects specified in Divan-e-Hafez, his entire works, are so life-related and overwhelmingly alluring that one associates with them effortlessly as though the artist is inhabiting this time and offers us his insightful words in an agreeable way to improve our lives. That is the reason many cherish him and continue perusing his sonnets once a day.

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0 #1 Peter C 2014-10-29 05:19
Johannesburg, South Africa
“Tranquil setting”

Tomb surrounded by the peace and tranquillity of the gardens...
tomb is very simple, one of the most famous Iranian poets ...
historical site, worth a visit
Visited September 2014

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