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Quran, the book of divine words, has had a great value among Iranian Muslims and was their final reference and shelter. Quran has been always Muslim’s companion and they have followed this divine source from small problems to the biggest difficulties. One of the traditions of Quran presence in any house is when people go to a trip or do a great work then they pass under Quran and since they stay under the protection, calm, and safety of Quran and ask health for their relatives and families.
Another more magnificent form of passing under Quran is “Quran Gates” which have been built in all cities of Iran from long time ago for healthy passing of passengers. One of the most exquisite and famous gates which has been placed at the entrance of a city and dispatched its passengers with devotions is Quran Gate of Shiraz. Today we are going to have a short trip with Sarv Gasht Pars (Tour To Iran) to this spectacular gate and stay under its shelter.
Being familiar with Quran Gate of Shiraz
Shiraz, the bride of southern cities of Iran, the memory of pleasant scent of orange flower and reminder of glorious history of Iran, has been located and extended among a vast plain surrounding by mountains. Like the other big cities of Iran in the past, there is a gate which has got sacred by the presence and name of Quran. Quran Gate is looking at the passing of passengers in the middle of Bababkoohi and Chehel maqam mounts and on top of a strait (which is between these two mounts). It is called Quran Gate thanks to a Quran placed on its top. The construction of Quran Gate or as it was known “Quran Arch” in the past, is located in 10 meters of Khajoo Kermani mausoleum.
Leisure time in Quran Gate
Quran Gate has allocated a little opportunity to itself for visiting compared to other tourist attractions of Shiraz, so it has been attempted to create the other places for entertainment around it, and increase the time of visiting and staying there. Bellow we get you acquainted with the other facilities and places which you face while visiting this historic construction:
Khajoo Kermani entertainment garden
Besides and in front of Shiraz gate an entertainment complex has been created and named after Khajo Kermani (Iranian famous poet) because his mausoleum located there.
During changes in city and extending the roads and the city, the eastern valley of Quran Gate has been broken down, its mounts transformed and has been like a promenade. After visiting Quran Gate you can rest and have a pleasure time seeing people in this promenade.
The attractions of this promenade are musical waterscape, Khajoo Kermani mausoleum, and stair- shaped construction of the promenade which makes it possible for you to see some parts of Shiraz from the top of the mountain.
Khajoo Kermani mausoleum
Khajoo Kermani is one of the poets in 14th century whose most of his poems are theosophical and his sonnets, odes, and Mathnavi are very popular. It is said that Hafez got influenced by his poems and his poetic style. Khajoo Kermani had inclination to theosophy and mysticism and has been known as the famous sophist. His mausoleum has been located in the north of Shiraz, in the foothill of Saboy mount, close to Quran Gate. The water of Roknabad spring passes by his mausoleum.
The caves of Khajoo Kermani entertainment garden
Going a little upper than Khajoo Kermani mausoleumyou see three caves, one of which is a place for mystics and ascetics praying God where Khajoo Kermani spent a long time there to cleanse his soul and pray and worship his God. There is another cave with a high entrance near the first one which has inscriptions of Rostam and a lion battle, one of the Haftkhan wars of Rostam in Shahnameh. In addition, there is an incomplete inscription of Fath Ali Shah Qajar and his two sons beside the Rostam and a lion battle inscription.
Another entertainment in Quran Gate
In addition to visiting Khajoo Kermani entertainment garden and its caves, you can enjoy other entertainments like photography, excursion, picnic, and cafeteria around Quran Gate. A few people travel to Shiraz, the city of lovers, and have no photos beside Quran Gate.