The Mausoleum of Ruhollah Khomeini is seen from the metro station of Haram-e Motahar in Tehran

The Mausoleum of Ruhollah Khomeini is seen from the metro station of Haram-e Motahar in Tehran

The shrine of this famous Iranian leader is located inside the Behesht-e Zahra cemetery in the southern part of Tehran

The shrine of this famous Iranian leader is located inside the Behesht-e Zahra cemetery in the southern part of Tehran

Some members of the family of Ruhollah Khomeini and few political leaders are also buried in this complex

Some members of the family of Ruhollah Khomeini and few political leaders are also buried in this complex

Construction on this complex started in 1989 and it is still on going

Construction on this complex started in 1989 and it is still on going

When completed will be the centerpiece in a complex spread over 5,000 acres (20 km2)

When completed will be the centerpiece in a complex spread over 5,000 acres (20 km2)

This is the car parking area of the shrine - Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini was born on 24 September 1902 in Khomeyn and he passed away on 4 June 1989

This is the car parking area of the shrine - Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini was born on 24 September 1902 in Khomeyn and he passed away on 4 June 1989

He was the major force behind the 1979 Revolution of Iran which got rid of corrupt Shah of Iran (Reza Pahlavi)

He was the major force behind the 1979 Revolution of Iran which got rid of corrupt Shah of Iran (Reza Pahlavi)

The complex which houses the tomb of this leader is still under construction and it might take good few years to complete

The complex which houses the tomb of this leader is still under construction and it might take good few years to complete

The area round the shrine is vast and it is a wonderful place with many cafes, restaurants, tourist centre and a university for Islamic studies

The area round the shrine is vast and it is a wonderful place with many cafes, restaurants, tourist centre and a university for Islamic studies

This portrait of Khomeini was beside the underground driveway (pilgrims only)

This portrait of Khomeini was beside the underground driveway (pilgrims only)

After passing this beautiful hall built underground, I came across security which told me that I wasn't allowed to bring camera with me and I had to walk back a long way to deposit my camera

After passing this beautiful hall built underground, I came across security which told me that I wasn't allowed to bring camera with me and I had to walk back a long way to deposit my camera

One of the gates on the ground floor - the shrine has a square plaza which offers many services to it's visitors

One of the gates on the ground floor - the shrine has a square plaza which offers many services to it's visitors

The building has a dome which is eight meters tall and there are four minarets on the four corners of the building

The building has a dome which is eight meters tall and there are four minarets on the four corners of the building

There was a central courtyard which was accessible through many doors

There was a central courtyard which was accessible through many doors

My visit was cut short by a security who told me not to photograph and I was told to leave

My visit was cut short by a security who told me not to photograph and I was told to leave

A breathtaking view of the shrine and a pool in front of it

A breathtaking view of the shrine and a pool in front of it