Pir Bakran

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Pir Bakran
پیربکران
city
Pir Bakran is located in Iran
Pir Bakran
Pir Bakran
Coordinates: 32°28′08″N 51°33′28″E / 32.46889°N 51.55778°E / 32.46889; 51.55778Coordinates: 32°28′08″N 51°33′28″E / 32.46889°N 51.55778°E / 32.46889; 51.55778
Country  Iran
Province Isfahan
County Falavarjan
Bakhsh Pir Bakran
Population (2006)
 • Total 10,851
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Pir Bakran (Persian: پیربکران‎‎, also Romanized as Pīr Bakrān; also known as Pīr Bāqerān; formerly known as Linjan لنجان)[1] is a city in and the capital of Pir Bakran District, in Falavarjan County, Isfahan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 10,851, in 2,934 families.[2] It is located southwest by road from Isfahan.

Sights

It contains the mausoleum of Muhammad ibn Bakran, a Sufi saint who taught theology outside the existing structure at the site.[citation needed] The iwan was constructed to serve as his classroom, but was not yet completed at the time of his death in 1303. The structure was later modified to function as his mausoleum.

The ancient cemetery of the Jews of Esfahan is situated close to this complex. It contains tombs inscribed from the 2nd century AD. The major mausoleum contains the tomb attributed to the biblical person Serah bat Asher. For Jews this is a place of pilgrimage.

For its public transit system, The city is served by Falavarjan County Municipalities Mass Transit Organization bus network route 3.

Images of Serah bar Asher cemetery

See also

References

  1. ^ Pir Bakran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "6013138" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11. 

External links

  • Square Kufic decoration at the Muhammad ibn Bakran shrine
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