Exterior of the building of Imamzadeh Mahruq - this photo was taken from the mausoleum of Omar Khayyam side

Exterior of the building of Imamzadeh Mahruq - this photo was taken from the mausoleum of Omar Khayyam side

A beautiful structure designed like a sebil, close to the shrine

A beautiful structure designed like a sebil, close to the shrine

Artistic details of the sebil - this structure is used for ablution

Artistic details of the sebil - this structure is used for ablution

One of the many taps of the sebil which were surrounded by the marble

One of the many taps of the sebil which were surrounded by the marble

White signs created on the floor, on the way to the shrine of Imamzadeh Mahruq

White signs created on the floor, on the way to the shrine of Imamzadeh Mahruq

The building itself is typical in Persian architectural style - two domes above the building belongs to Imamzadeh Ibrahim and Mahruq

The building itself is typical in Persian architectural style - two domes above the building belongs to Imamzadeh Ibrahim and Mahruq

Interior of the shrine of Imamzadeh Ibrahim - this shrine is located at southeast of Nishapur

Interior of the shrine of Imamzadeh Ibrahim - this shrine is located at southeast of Nishapur

This smaller dome wasn't highly decorated but zarih of imamzadeh had typical golden colour

This smaller dome wasn't highly decorated but zarih of imamzadeh had typical golden colour

View of the zarih of Imamzadeh Ibrahim, who is buried close to Imamzadeh Mahruq

View of the zarih of Imamzadeh Ibrahim, who is buried close to Imamzadeh Mahruq

Bars around the zarih of Imamzadeh Ibrahim

Bars around the zarih of Imamzadeh Ibrahim

Many pilgrims leave money inside the tomb so it could be used for the upkeep of the building

Many pilgrims leave money inside the tomb so it could be used for the upkeep of the building

This sign points to the direction of the shrine of Imamzadeh Mahruq (A.S.)

This sign points to the direction of the shrine of Imamzadeh Mahruq (A.S.)

View of the zarih of Imamzadeh Mahruq -  the imamzadeh buried here is the son of the 4th Shia Imam Sajjad

View of the zarih of Imamzadeh Mahruq - the imamzadeh buried here is the son of the 4th Shia Imam Sajjad

The mahruq name itself means

The mahruq name itself means " the Burnt One", it refers to the death of this imamzadeh, who was burnt by the Abbasids of Baghdad

This place is famous among the Shias who come here to pray at the grave of this holy man

This place is famous among the Shias who come here to pray at the grave of this holy man

A close view of the grave inside the protective bars

A close view of the grave inside the protective bars

Like the grave of Imamzadeh Ibrahim, people had also left money inside the tomb

Like the grave of Imamzadeh Ibrahim, people had also left money inside the tomb

This is the footprint of 8th Imam Raza (A.S.) - my shadow is reflected in the glass

This is the footprint of 8th Imam Raza (A.S.) - my shadow is reflected in the glass

I changed the angle to take the better photo but it made very little difference

I changed the angle to take the better photo but it made very little difference

A simple room with high ceiling is part of the shrine

A simple room with high ceiling is part of the shrine

This building is also a mosque at the same time - like many other religious buildings in Iran

This building is also a mosque at the same time - like many other religious buildings in Iran

The building itself is a masterpiece of haft rangi tiles

The building itself is a masterpiece of haft rangi tiles

It was built by the Safavid in the 16th century

It was built by the Safavid in the 16th century

The entrance veranda ( Iused the side door though) is covered with glorious tiles & decorated with mirrors

The entrance veranda ( Iused the side door though) is covered with glorious tiles & decorated with mirrors

The colours of these glazed tiles are strong and they are one of the best on the show

The colours of these glazed tiles are strong and they are one of the best on the show

This entrance is used by the women pilgrims

This entrance is used by the women pilgrims

Exterior of the building is adorned with the kufic inscriptions

Exterior of the building is adorned with the kufic inscriptions

A close up view of the inscriptions of the exterior of the shrine

A close up view of the inscriptions of the exterior of the shrine

It is a masterpiece of Islamic art and calligraphy combined together in one building

It is a masterpiece of Islamic art and calligraphy combined together in one building

Boundary wall of the shrine of Imamzadeh Mahruq in Nishapur

Boundary wall of the shrine of Imamzadeh Mahruq in Nishapur