Hafezieh in Shiraz
Come along with Chiyakotravel to invite you to drink a sip of tranquility in Hafezieh of Shiraz. Let’s visit Hafez tomb together and enjoy its beautiful and attractive atmosphere. We are immersed in the beauty of Hafezieh architecture and we have an overview of the history of this building to see how it has become in its present form.
With today article, indulge in the atmosphere of Iran culture and literature, and go to the tomb of Hafez to host you with a happy fortune … Of course, the tomb of Hafez is just one of the dozens of attractions that you can visit in the city of orange blossoms.
- Hafezieh is the burial place of one of the great poets of Iran.
- The pleasant atmosphere of this tomb can bring you peace and create happy hours for you.
- In addition to Hafez, famous mystics and poets are buried in this place each of whom has a special place in the eyes of Iranian people.
Introduction to Hafezieh | The eternal home of Hazrat-e Hafez
There is a tomb in north of Shiraz, the name of which is familiar to all the inhabitants of this ancient land. Everyone who walks to Shiraz goes to the tomb of Hafez and spends happy hours there. This collection is known as Hafezieh and as its name suggests, the burial place of Hazrat-e Hafez, one of the poets of Iran. Many believe that in one of his poems he predicted that his tomb would become a shrine after him and said:
Flower arrangement from the world garden is enough for us, From this grass, the shadow of that cypress is enough for us
On our torbat, if you are crossing , make a wish which would be the pilgrim for the world lovers
Get to know Hafez better
The full name of this poet is Khawaja Shams al-Din Muhammad ibn Baha’uddin Hafez Shirazi who is called Hafez for short and has other titles such as Language of the Unseen (Lesan-ol-Gheib), Translator of Mysteries, Language of Mystics and Nazem-Al-Oliya. He was born in 727 AH and died in 792 AH. During his lifetime, Hafez became one of the world’s famous orators and the great poet of the eighth century Iran (equivalent to the fourteenth century AD) and left valuable lyric poems. By translating his poems into European languages in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, his name also found its way to the literary circles of Western world and became more and more famous, to the point that today his name is tied to Iranian culture and literature. Every year, a celebration will be held for him in Mehr 20th (October).
The ups and downs of Hafez’s tomb
The tomb which is in front of us today has undergone many changes throughout history, which we will discuss below:
* Who built the tomb for Hafez for the first time?
After the death of this great poet, there was no building on his tomb for 65 years. Since 856 AH, which coincides with 1452 AD, a person called Mohammad Yaghmaei, the minister of Mirza Abolghasem Gurkani (ruler of Persia) decided to commemorate to build a shrine for him for the first time. He built a dome-shaped mansion on top of Hafez’s tomb and built a large pond in front of it to pour water from Roknabad which was the source of water in Shiraz.
In the early 11th century AH, at the same time as the reign of Shah Abbas Safavid, restorations were made in the building. Then 350 years after Hafez’s death, Nader Shah Afshar ordered the restoration of his tomb.
* Construction of a magnificent tomb during Zandieh era
In 1187 AH, Karim Khan Zand added to the glory of the tomb and built a courtyard in the style of his favorite buildings in front of Hafez’s tomb. This court was a hall with four integrated and tall stone columns, the entrance of which was located in the north and south, and two rooms were built on both sides of it.
He also built a garden in front of this building and placed a marble stone on the tomb, which still exists today.
Hafezieh makes you feel good …
For some, Hafezieh may be the only beautiful tomb that holds a great poet in its heart; But when you are in its space, you find a different atmosphere and do at least one of the following:
You are immersed in the world of poetry
Stepping into the Hafeziyeh collection, even if you do not know a bit about poetry and literature, thanks to the great poet of Iran, Hafez, whose name is famous from east to west and from north to south of the world, You will give your heart to every word of the verse that is engraved on the door and wall, as if it takes you to another land.
You hear the rhymes
Here is a the best place for poets, mystics and artists, and in every corner you can see a group of them tying their hearts together to Hafez’s poetry and the word of love is flowing in their language. Each one recites a verse and the other, in the form of a poem, reveals another part of Hafez’s sonnets to express his love and respect for this poet. Can you stay by the tomb of Hafez and not fall in love at all?! …
You are referring to Hafez’s Divan (his book)
At the tomb, when you send a lament for the soul of this great poet, you will involuntarily check the poems of Hafez in his book which is called Divan-e Hafez and recite it; Maybe not to know your future, but only to immerse yourself in the world full of spirituality and mysticism of the sonnets and make yourself feel good right now. This is a good gift from Hafez to someone who devotes his heart to his poems and reads them with all his heart and soul.
Enjoy cultural and artistic programs
Sometimes you come across programs hosted by Hafezieh; Programs such as concerts and shows each of which is somehow connected to the culture of this land and draws art lovers here. So what better way to host it in this beautiful place and give it a different atmosphere …
You become attached to Hafiz
Every step you take in the yard, you will find new life by seeing flowers and trees. Here, everything collaborate, so that when you leave this place, you leave Hafezieh with a heart full of peace and your soul captured by the atmosphere. The feature of Hafezieh is to make you attached to it and its poetic atmosphere …
In addition to Hafez, famous mystics and poets are buried in this place, each of whom has a special place in the eyes of the people. Many people go to this tomb with special customs. Some enter this space with ablution, others take off their shoes next to the tomb and …
Divan-e Hafez is a book that can be found in the house of every Iranian and is recited on Nowruz or Yalda night. These signs and observance of customs indicate the respect and sanctity of the place among Iranians and its importance in Iranian culture.