The Nasir-Al-Mulk Mosque In Iran Looks Like A Kaleidoscope!

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by Madhusree Chatragadda
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The Nasir-Al-Mulk Mosque in Iran is a heavenly abode of bright colours, glass and aesthetic architecture!

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What Is It?

Also known as the ‘Pink Mosque‘, ‘ Mosque of Colours‘, ‘Rainbow Mosque‘ and ‘Kaleidoscope Mosque‘, Nasir-Al-Mosque is situated in Shiraz, Iran and was established in the year 1888.  It took a total of  12 years to complete this Mosque!

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It was built under the Qajar dynasty and has the most breathtaking interiors. The tiles are of a rose hue resulting in a pink shade to the overall look.

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What’s In It?

The Mosque was designed by architects Muhammad Hasan-e-Memar and Muhammad Reza Kashi Paz-e-Shirazi , who used stained glass extensively in order to achieve a kaleidoscope/rainbow colour effect throughout the inside of the Mosque. This is brought to life as sunlight hits the tinted glass and an explosion of colours take place!

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Other traditional materials like the panj kāseh-i (five concaves) has also been used to create a three-dimensional look.

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How mesmerising!

Deets:
Address:
Nasir al Mulk Mosque, Fars Province, Shiraz, Lotf Ali Khan Zand Street, Iran
Contact: +98 71 3224 1661

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