• Silk Voyage
  • 19.05.2019
  • 0 Comments

Uzbekistan: Land of a thousand shrines

Uzbekistan: Land of a thousand shrines

Uzbekistan: Land of a thousand shrines

Central Asia’s most populous country boasts a wealth of well-preserved mosques and shrines in famous silk road cities like Samarkand and Bukhara. For millions of Uzbeks these are sacred places. Believing in magic or the healing powers of the saints or sacred places is a deep-rooted tradition in Uzbekistan – and pilgrimages to shrines go back thousands of years to Shaman, Buddhist or Zoroastrian times. Even over 1,200 years of Islamic presence have not erased these ancient traditions as people simply mixed their old beliefs with the Muslim faith.

Source: BBC 

 

Leave a Reply

Lost your password?