Mausoleum of Imam KhomeiniMausoleum of Imam Khomeini , tehran
Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini
Located at the southern edge of Tehran, the Resting-Place (haram-e motahar) of His Holiness Imam Khomeini the late founder and leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, is gradually being developed into one of the greatest Islamic buildings in modern history. An estimated 10 million mourners were reported to attend at the Islamic Republic?s final send-off to its founder and inspirer ? the largest funeral ever held in the world.
The mausoleum on the northwest of Behesht-e Zahra cemetery along the Tehran-Qum highway is assured of its place on the Islamic world, because of the overall political and religious initiatives of the late Imam Khomeini. Not far from Tehran (the town that launched the Islamic Revolution) and its modern International Airport, and easily accessed from Qum (the town where the late Imam underwent his theological training), the mausoleum will attract not only foreign visitors but also Iranians coming here to pray. The interior is a vast hall measuring more than 100 meters long, and with a carpet marble floor, in the middle of which stands the tomb itself surrounded by grills. The structural complex is not yet completed but there are plans to build a new town as well as a Shaahed University Complex around it in the coming twenty years. It can be reached by bus and shared taxi from many squares, particularly the Imam Khomeini Square in central Tehran. During religious holidays a special underground line is made available to those going to visit the mausoleum. Haj Seyed Ahmad-e Khomeini, the deceased son of the late Imam, is also buried next to his father in this mausoleum.
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