Baba Tahir or Baba Tahir Oryan is an Iranian mystic and Do-bayti (Persian quatrain) poet who lived from late 4th century to mid-5th century AH (Century 11 AD) in the time of Seljuk Toghrul-Beg. Baba Tahir’s poetry has been written in either Hamadani or Luri dialect. “Baba” (Father) as a sobriquet given to devoted disciples, and he was called “Oryan” (Naked) because he had dismissed worldly concerns. In Lorstan, “Baba” is used for spiritual guides of Ahl-e Haqq (People of Truth). There is not enough information about Baba Tahir’s family and life. According to Najmoddin Rawandi in Rahat al-sodur, Baba Tahir visited Seljuk Toghrul in 447 AH and was respected by him.
The Tomb of Baba Tahir goes back to Seljuk period. It was occasionally refurbished and finally, it was constructed in the way that we can see today.
This historical monument was registered in Iran’s National Heritage on April 10, 1997 under the registration number of 1780.