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The 19th-Century Mosque: Gorgeous Blend of Islamic, Persian Architecture

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 16:07

Masjed-e Agha Bozorg (Agha Bozorg Mosque) is the 19th-century mosque and one of many top destinations in central Iran that attracts lots of travelers and architecture buffs.

Agha Bozorg mosque is a historical mosque in Kashan, Iran. The mosque was built by master-mi'mar Ustad Haj Sa'ban-ali. Narratives say that the mosque is named after Mulla Muhammad Mahdi Naraqi (1715-1795) who was nicknamed “Agha Bozorg” for being a Shia philosopher and theologian.

The mosque boasts a pleasing symmetry in its traditional design that is embellished by intricate plasterwork, woodwork, mirrorwork and geometric tilework patterns.

The massive structure includes several congregational halls, adjoining arcades, tiled minarets, massive badgirs (wind towers) and an austere dome. The mud-brick walls, arches and ceilings are covered with Quranic inscriptions and mosaics as well.

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