Mausoleo Seyed Sadr Al-Din

Mausoleo Seyed Sadr Al-Din

The Seyed Sadr Al-Din mausoleum is located near the city of Chāldarān (western Azerbāijān region) and dates back to the Safavid era. The building of this mausoleum was initially simple, it was a circular construction of stone and mud with a beamed ceiling; then in the year 1378 of the solar Hegira, preserving the mausoleum plan, starting from the original foundations was built a commemorative structure in brick with dome, whose plant was inspired by the initial project of the building.

The beautiful and elevated Iwan it is located in the southern part and in it were used decorations such as muqarnas, brick and cornice work and internal skylights provide light to a part of the mausoleum.

The beautiful dome has been designed with double coverage and the height of the building including the latter reaches 25 meters. At the entrance to the external area of ​​the mausoleum we can see the tall standing statue 5,3 meters of the Shah Ismail I, founder of the Shia Safavid duodian kingdom.

This building, which is located on a wide plain, was built as a symbol of courage and patriotism to commemorate over 27 thousand martyrs of the Chāldarān war and the mausoleum of Seyed Sadr Al-Din has always been revered by the locals and the area surrounding.

The Chāldarān war began the 31 of the month of mordad of the year 893 of the solar Hijra on the plain of the same name between the Ottoman Empire and the Safavid army led by Shah Ismail I with the invasion of the Ottoman government and Seyed Ali Sharif Al-Din Ali Sadr (Ghāzi Asgar), Ismail's prime minister, known as Seyed Sadr Al-Din Safavide Khazari, was assassinated in this war.

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