The First Zarih; Safavid Wooden Zarih
Wednesday , 08/08/2012 - 23:09
ضریح امام رضا
The first Zarih was made of gold and silver-coated wood. It was constructed and installed on the sacred case (Sandouq) over the holy grave of Imam Reza (A.S.) during the Safavid period in 957 A.H. The Hal-Ata Chapter [Surah] was inscribed in "Thulth" script, around the mentioned Zarih. The inscription over the entrance of this burial chamber, written on a golden tablet, shows the history and the real date of its installation as follows:
«This sacred Zarih was installed in this place in the period of Shah Tahmasb-ibn Esmaeil Safavi, the monarch of the Safavid dynasty, in the year 957».