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Mausoleum of Khoja Doniyor

This historical monument is considered a holy place. According to the 18th century, in this complex is the ashes of the prophet Daniyar (Daniel), his remains were brought to Samarkand by the great Amir Temur. As for the complex and the mausoleum, they were erected in the beginning of the 20th century, and over the years the building has undergone reconstruction.

Мавзолей Ходжа Даниер

The architectural monument is located near the other attractions of Samarkand, Afrasiab sites. The name Doniera is also found in the sacred writings of the Jews and Christians. At the very beginning of the 15th century (1400g.), The ashes of the prophet were brought to the capital of the great state Amir Temur and buried in the ground, and a mosque was built on this site. According to the information, his ashes were taken out of the city of Susa (Iran), it was during the next campaign of the great commander. As follows from the legend, on the approach to the ancient city of Samarkand, the horse that was carrying the ashes of the prophet stopped before reaching the city, for this reason, the great ruler decided that his remains would be buried in this place.

Святой источник Ходжа Данияр

According to the legend, a healing spring was formed at the place that the horse struck with its hoof. According to legend, after the mausoleum was erected, the inside of the grave began to increase in length and as a result lengthened by 18 meters. Time passed, the historical building was reconstructed at various periods, and only by the 20th century, a rectangular building was built above the burial site.

Ходжа Даниер Мавзолей

On the territory of the architectural monument there is a place for prayer, as well as a spring, to which many people come to drink the waters in the hope of overcoming their illnesses. There is another curious fact that when Patriarch Alexy 2 arrived in the ancient city in 1996, he decided to consecrate the dried tree, which after a certain period of time began to live again.

It should be noted that this tree was located next to the architectural monument, where the ashes of the prophet lie. The year 2001 is considered special for Samarkand, since it was this year that the ancient city with all its historical monuments was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.