Tomb of Baba Taher is the place where famous persian poet Baba Taher is buried at. Baba Tahir or Baba Taher Oryan Hamadani was an old Persian poet who lived in the cty of Hamadan, Iran.
He was born and lived in Hamadan Province in Iran. He was known by the name of Baba Taher-e Oryan (The Naked), which suggests that he probably was a wandering dervish.
Little is known about the life of Baba Taher. The dates of his birth and death are unknown. One source indicates that he died in 1019. It is said that Baba Tahir lived for seventy-five years. According to L. P. Elwell-Sutton: “He could be described as the first great poet of Sufi love in Persian literature. In the last two decades his do-baytis have often been put to music”. His poetry is written in the Hamadani dialect of the Persian language.
Tomb of Baba Taher designed by Mohsen Foroughi, is located near the northern entrance of the city of Hamadan in Western Iran, in a park, surrounded by flowers and winding paths. The structure consists of twelve external pillars surrounding a central tower. It was constructed in 1970.
Baba Taher Tomb is based on an Octagonal form. The dimension of the tomb is 10 x 10 Meters and it is surrounded with prism forms. It has 8 columns around the main building. The material of the columns, stairs, grave stone, and surface of the tomb is Granite stone. It has beautiful Turquoise dome-shaped prism. Inside of the Mausoleum, there are 24 Couplet poems carvings on 24 Marmori stone plates and has magnificent motifs tile decoration under the ceiling.
The tomb has been registered as one of Iranian National Monuments in May 11, 1997 by Registration No. 1870.