Seyed Ruh Allah Mostafavi, born on 1902, and known as Sayyid Ruh Allah Mousavi Khomeini, Ayatollah Khomeini and Imam Khomeini, is the great leader of the Islamic revolution of Iran. He is the first supreme leader of the new regime of Islamic Republic and a Marja or High Priest of Islam. He led the oppositions both when he was in Iran and when he was sent to exile. After overthrowing of the Pahlavi King, a referendum was held putting an Islamic Republic Government into vote. With the majority of votes, Islamic Republic was chosen and an Islamic Government was established. His significant position in the history of Iran and his popularity among Iranian as the leader of the Revolution has made people to treat him like Imams who are the descendants of the Prophet of Islam.
The Shrine that was made for him has recently been restored and many new sections were added to the complex that represents the ingenuity of Iranian Architecture. The shrine of Imam Khomeini is located in the Behesht Zahra cemetery in Tehran. Lately another extensive collections, including universities, museums and Sun City was built along it.
On general, the complex includes other sections such as Hotel, Mall, Theme Park, Museum, Health City and Sun City. The holly shrine of Imam Khomeini includes 600 thousand square meters, covering an area of one kilometer in length and a width of more than half a kilometer.
The shrine of Imam Khomeini is located in the Behesht Zahra cemetery in Tehran. Lately another extensive collections, including universities, museums and Sun City was built along it.
The massive structure follows the traditional architecture of Iran with the same decoration. There are five main entrance on the eastern and western sides of the place. The main structure is predicted to withstand an earthquake of about 10 Richter in magnitude.
Around the sacred shrine, there are four gilded minarets built as tall as 91 meters. The tombs main hall also has five tiled domes with the main dome being gilded in 2007.