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The mausoleum of Shah Nur od-Din Nematollah(Mahan-Kerman)

The mausoleum is the burial place of Shah Nur od-Din Nematollah Vali. He was the founder of the Nematollah order of dervishes. Dervishes are a special kind of Muslim, very religious and very peaceful.
To become a Dervish you should go through a ritual of fasting. Aspirant dervishes lock themselves up in a very small room. For 40 days they keep themselves to one date and one drop of water a day. With such a ritual, we don't think there are many fat dervishes

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