- Mahan, Iran
— city — Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Iran Province Kerman County Kerman Bakhsh Mahan Population (2006) - Total 16,787 Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30) - Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Mahan (Persian: ماهان, also Romanized as Māhān and Māhūn) is a city in and capital of Mahan District, in Kerman County, Kerman Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 16,787, in 4,138 families.
Mahan is well-known for the tomb of the great Sufi leader Shah Ne'emat Ollah-e-Vali, as well as Shazdeh Garden (Prince Garden).
The tomb of Shah Nur-eddin Nematollah Vali, poet, sage, Sufi and founder of an order of dervishes, has twin minarets covered with turquoise tiles from the bottom up to the cupola. The mausoleum was built by Ahmad Shah Kani; the rest of the building was constructed during the reigns of Shah Abbas I, Mohammad Shah Qajar and Nasser-al-Din Shah. Shah Nematallah Wali spent many years wandering through central Asiaperfecting his spiritual gifts before finally settling at Mahan, twenty miles south-east of Kerman, where he passed the last twenty five years of his life. He died in 1431, having founded a Darvish order which continues to be an active spiritual force today. The central domed burial vault at Mahan, completed in 1437 was erected by Ahmad Shah Bahmani, king of the Deccan, and one of Shah Nematallah's most devoted disciples.
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Kerman Province Capital Counties (A-L)
and CitiesAnar CountyAnar • AminshahrAnbarabad • MardehekBaft CountyBam • BaravatFahraj CountyFahrajFaryab CountyFaryabKahnuj CountyKuhbanan CountyKuhbanan • Kian Shahr
and CitiesQaleh Ganj CountyQaleh GanjRabor CountyRaborRavar • HojedkRigan CountyRudbar Jonubi CountyShahr-e Babak CountyShahr-e Babak • Dehaj • Jowzam • Khatunabad • KhorsandZarand • Khanuk • Reyhan Shahr • Yazdan Shahr
Arg-é Bam · Bardsir citadel · Carpet Museum, Kerman · Dinosaur remnants, Zarand · Dousari waterfall · Ganjali Khan Complex · Hajagha-ali historical complex · Ibrahim Khan's school · Jamé Mosque of Kerman · Kerman's grand Bazzar · Kerman's museum of industry · Khanqah of Sheykh Saeid · Konar Sandal · Maymand · Naderi Milestone, Fahraj · Pid-e Nekooieh · Presidential museum of Rafsanjan · Rayen Castle · Shazdeh Garden · Sirjan's Yakhchals · Torang cave · Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine · Vakil bath, Kerman
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