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Emamzadeh Saleh

Emamzadeh Saleh, a son of the Twelver Shiite Imam, Musa al-Kadhim, is one of many Imamzadeh mosques in Iran. The mosque is located at Tajrish Square in Tehran's northern Shemiran district. The reputable and holy mausoleum of Imamzadeh Saleh consists of a courtyard, several family tomb chambers, an Ivan, a portico, a mosque, a sepulcher, a tomb and a cupola.
The present mausoleum dates back to the Qajar Period; however an old tree and some remaining tombstones bear evidences that the building existed in the 13th and the 14th century AD. It has gone through many repairmens and alterations until today. .
Above the door of the portico which leads into the Harem (sanctuary), there can be seen some sentences and words in plaster relief and in azure Nastaliq script on a white background giving the names of Fath-Ali Shah and prince Hulaku Khan. .
The interior of the Harem is decorated with beautiful paintings belonging to the Qajar period. This mausoleum possesses two sepulchers; the bigger one, the eastern, northern and western sides of which are covered with silver-lattice tomb-cage and the southern side with a wooden lattice cage, is remarkable as regards to its silver works. The other is wooden and possesses square panels. .
The founder of the silver-plated sculptor is known as the late Mirza Saaid Khan, a foreign minister of the Qajar period. Above the northern portal of the courtyard the following two distiches in praise of the Imamzadeh can be seen which are carved in white Nastaliq script on a background of azure enameled tiles. .
Imamzadeh Saleh is one of many imamzadeh mosques in Iran. The mosque is located at Tajrish Square in Tehran's northern Shemiran district.

Address: Tehran Province, Tehran, Tajrish Square.
Phone: 021 2274 8010.
Municipality: Shemiranat County.
Province: Tehran Province.
Architectural type: Mosque.
Burials: Majid Shahriari


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