Hawzah News Agency (Bushehr, Iran) – Abdul Reza Motaf, at the evening of Thursday, in the ceremony of unveiling two darihs (Metal burial chamber) of Imam Hussain (a.s.) and Hazrat Qasim (a.s.) said: "The construction of the two darihs of Imam Hussain (a.s.) and Hazrat Qasim (a.s.) lasted about two and a half years, and a total of 11 professional craftsmen worked in the making, gilding and silverware of these Darihs."
The head of the reconstruction team of the holy shrines of the Bushehr province, expressing that these two items were made with people participations, stated: “All the constructions costs came from people donations and their contributions, and the government did not pay for these projects."
He appreciated the contributions of the people in this regard and said: "Of five darihs, three were assigned to the Bushehr province and a one was constructed in Kermanshah and another in Shiraz. The construction of two Darihes of Imam Hussain (a.s.) and Hazrat Qasim (a.s.) in Bushehr and Borazjan are among the honors of this province and it was a golden leaf in the history of this province."
The head of the reconstruction team of the holy shrines of the Bushehr province announced the transfer of these two darihs to Karbala and said: "After showing off the darihs around the cities of province, they would transfer to Karbala with the escort of people."
What is Darih?
Darih is a metal structure similar to a grille made of gold, silver, copper, wood, etc. placed on the grave of an Imam, children of Imam or religious leaders. There is no exact information about the history of the emergence of Darih, and its development to the current form; but "Darih" meaning "a small room or box" has been commonly used since the first/seventh century. Apparently, the history of Darih with its current form (grille-shaped and made of silver or copper) dates back to Safavid period.