Private photos of Ayatollah Khomeini

He is generally referred to as Ayatollah Khomeini by others. In homeland, his gold-domed tomb in Tehran’s Behesht-e Zahrāʾ cemetery has become a shrine for his adherents, and he is legally considered “inviolable”, with Iranians regularly punished for insulting him. A cult of personality developed around Khomeini after the Iranian Revolution.