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Agha Bozorg Mosque


The Agha Bozorg Mosque is one of the best historical Islamic complex not only in Kashan but also in Iran. It is located in center of Kashan in Iran.It was built in the late 18th century and is famous for its precise, symmetric architecture and attractive appearance.

Agha Bozorg Mosque was built by ' Ustad Haj Sa'aba-Ali' and was assisted by his pupil named ' Ustad Ali Maryam ', who later on became one of the most famous architects of Persia.

The mosque was constructed for holding prayers & preaching sessions carried out by 'Mullah Mahdi Naraghi ', known as ' Agha Bozorg ' and is affiliated to the ' Shia ', the second largest denomination of Islam.


As a mosque it has totally different style. The main dome which is usually surrounded by three sides wall, this one is three side open, and the yard in the middle of this place still is in use as a Madraseh(school).



Agha Bozorg  and Madraseh are famous for precise , symmetric architectute and the mosque consists of two minarets, four porches a great brick dome and unusual lofty badgirs above the entrance .Two large iwans of the mosque are highly decorated using calligraphy bands and the tile work bearing red, blue or yellow colors against the brick ground.

 One of the iwans is located in front of the mihrab(the decorated niche indicating the direction of Mecca)& the other is near the entrance.



The wooden front door of the mosque is adorned with many jewels and Quranic inscriptions and mosaics stand out against the mus-brick used for much of the studs as there are verses in Quran.