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Stairs Of Hazrat Daud Cave

One of the famous holy places in Uzbekistan is found 40 km to the south-west from Samarkand, in the Aksay village territory. It is the Cave of Hazrat Daud (St. David), worshipped in three world’s religions. The cave is wrapped in a shroud of many legends, year in, year out, told over by the locals to pilgrims who come there to ask the saint for healing or accomplishment of their heart’s desire.

The cave of Hazrat Daud is believed to fulfill any, even most incredible desire. To get to it you need to mount 1303 steps, plunging up to the mountain peak. There, at the top, you can pray at the ancient mosque. Then you need to go down 200 steps to the cave of Hazrat Daud. The cave, from 0.5 to 4-m wide, up to 15-m high and up to 60-m long, is a dark tunnel where you can see Daud’s handprints and footprints at its end. To make a wish you should touch them.
Not every pilgrim is able to climb up about 2,000 steps. The locals offer a donkey or horse to climb the mountain. Along the whole length of the stairs there are shopping stalls trading water, officinal mountain herbs, skins of wild animals and different souvenirs.

photo: Zeiss Loxia 21mm
original size 28000x14000

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Copyright: Flaviopsv
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Taken: 03/08/2019
Uploaded: 10/09/2019
Updated: 11/09/2019


Tags: muslim; religion; people; travel; unesco; site; archeology; nature; mountain; stairs; sony; zeiss
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