Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Imamzadeh Hossein in Qazvin

The Imamzadeh Hossein (امانزده حسین) in Qazvin (قزویب) is the grave mosque of the two-year-old son of the 8th Imam, who died on a journey to Khorazan in 821. He was buried here, but only centuries later in the 16th century under rule of the safavids the mosque became a center for pilgrimage.

The central building is covered with blue tiles on the out, but already the entrance for men shows mirror mosaics; much more to be seen in the inside. Entrance is only allowed without shoes. For women it is obligatory to wear a chador on the whole complex.
The interior lies in a very nice green light.

The dress may make you think of the middle ages,
but this mullah sure is a contemporary

The shrine is dipped in green light

Miror mosaics and chandeliers all over 

Back side of the octagonal mosque

Outer entrance of the compound, 
swarmed by tourists (our group), the women donned the chador inside the entrance building



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