Ganj Ali Khan Complex, Kerman

Kerman Jame mosque is one of the best mosques in Iran for who are interested about Iranian architecture, and every year a lot of tourist visit this beautiful mosque and enjoy it, with its unique atmosphere and the wonderful beauty.  made in 14th century, was the main place for Moslems prayer in Kerman, Iran. In Friday days people gathered in place which is called Jame mosque and engage in devotional-political activities. Interesting to know that Kerman Jame mosque is amongst the unique mosque of Iran because has no minarets like Sheikh Lotf-allah Mosque in Isfahan. It is Following the ideal four-iwan plan and you can enter to the Jame moque of Kerman either from Kerman Bazaar or Shohada Sq. Jame mosque, Arg and bazaar where there places that bring in to existence the central core of Kerman city.The Moshtaghieh dome, also known as the Three Domes, is one of the monuments from the Qajar dynasty in Kerman, which was located in the vicinity of the old cemetery and outside of the old city limits. There are three domes in the Moshtaghieh complex, which in fact, each of these domes belongs to a tomb. Two domes with tile decoration, one of them belong to Moshtaq Ali Shah’s tomb and the other belong to the Kosar Ali Shah Hamedani’s tomb and the brick dome in this complex belongs to the Sheikh Ismael Herati. Moshtagh Ali Shah was one of the distinguished Sufis of the thirteenth century AH. Due to the great passion about Persian traditional music, he mastered the Star playing skills from Darvish Taghi and achieve a great success in this regard. It is interesting to know that the fourth wire of Setar (An Iranian musical instrument), which is known as the Moshtagh wire, is the innovation of the Moshtagh Ali Shah.
Moshtagh Ali Shah rose to fame, not only because of his musical skills, but also the main reason was acquainted with the great Sufism in his youth that changed his life. Ganj Ali Khan Complex is a Safavid-era building complex, located in the old center of city of Kerman, Iran. The complex is composed of a school, a square, a caravanserai, a bathhouse, an Ab Anbar (water reservoir), a mint, a mosque and a bazaar.

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