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Sayyed Roknaddin Mausoleum ( Bogheh-ye Sayyed Roknaddin )

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City : Yazd
Address : Vaght al-Saat Alley, Masjed Jame St, Imam Khomeini St, Yazd
Type of attractions : Historical, Religious
Visiting Hours : 8:00 - 20:00
Visiting days : Every day except Friday Afternoons
Ticket Fee ( Non Iranian ) : رایگان
Best Time To Visit : On Wednesdays, only women can visit the sight.

Let's visit Sayyed Roknadin Mausoleum ( Bogheh-ye Sayyed Roknaddin in lonely planet ) which we may have seen in the pictures of Jame Mosque of Yazd.

Who was Sayyed Roknaddin ?

This monument was built in 725 SH (1324 AD) by the order of Sayyed Roknaddin Mohammad Qazi who was a mystic and scientist in 8th century SH with the name of Rokniye School in which he was later buried since it was customary to bury the founder of the school in the school.  


Wishing to know a little about Sayyed Roknadin, we must keep in mind that he was one of the descendants of Imamzade Jafar whose respectable shrine is located in Yazd. Sayyed Roknadin was a learned benevolent wise man whose father, Sayyed Nezam al- Din, was a mathematics scientist. Sayyed Roknadin who was famous through his life for ordering to build several qanats, mansions, mosques, mausoleums, and drug stores, some of which such as his mausoleum and Jame Mosque have remained up to now.
Unfortunately, from Rokniye School and its highly scientific degree, it has remained only Sayyed Roknadin Mausoleum and a square in the opposite of the mausoleum which is called Vaght al-Saat . 

Architecture of Bogheh-ye Sayyed Roknaddin

Let's enter the mausoleum which is lower than the street surface. The mausoleum includes three spaces: Myansra (courtyard), iwan, and the area below its beautiful dome. Passing through myansra which is built simply, we go toward iwan where we will be astonished by hexagon tiles and moldings bearing arabesques lines all around.


This magnificent monument had not been so silent. Once there have been an observatory, a library, a mosque, a drug store, a hospital and a monastery. There have been hundreds of students, scholars and scientists going to this used-to-be school to solve their scientific problems. Alas, what has remained from that busy school is only a single part that is Sayyed Roknaddin Mausoleum . 


Various patterns such as different kinds of molding, stuccos, drawing inscriptions, decorative drawings, gildings, tile works were used to decorate this monument.
Having visited the gorgeous iwan, we walk toward the space under the dome with a square plan. Skilful architects of the building has converted the dome from an octagon into a sixteen-sided shape by adding corners.


The dome is two - layered and shamrock shaped and decorated with white, azure, and turquoise mosaic tiles. The space under the dome is tetrahedral.

Bogheh-ye Sayyed Roknaddin was registered in Iran National Monuments on December 7, 1935 with registration No. 246.
For more information about Sayyed Roknadin Mausoleum, please contact Raadina Support.

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