Shrine Pilgrimage in Northeastern Iran

A Study on the Forms, Impacts, and Significants of the Visits

By Mehdi Ebadi

One of the most obvious and striking features of Iran is the presence of numerous shrines. Millions of Iranians come to visit these shrines, which, besides the religious and spiritual significances, have enormous cultural, historical, or architectural importance for the visitors. Among the most important shrines in Northeastern Iran is the shrine of Khaled Nabi, which occupies a special position among Iran's Turkmen minority. This book examines the general approach of the visitors to Khaled Nabi as a religious pilgrimage and/or a secular tourism destination. (Series: Tourism - Contributions to Science and Practice / Tourismus - Beitrage zu Wissenschaft und Praxis - Vol. 8) [Subject: Middle East Studies, Iranian Studies, Religious Studies, Tourism, Architecture, Art History]

Publication Date: 8/29/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643905680