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Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • Omonhona cave shrine
  • There are a lot of holy places in Baisun, but the most important one is believed to be Omonkhona that has also curative properties.

    The unique properties of water flowing from the source here according to the local belief have curative nature and the mineral water is able to cure many diseases of the liver, stomach including hepatitis and cirrhosis. Many legends are associated with this place.

    According to one of them a plague started in the mountain village located in the spurs of the Gissar range. People and cattle perished from an unprecedented illness and then one of the Sufis prayed to God for help. According to legend, it was just before dawn that he got a vision that he needed to climb up the gorge where he would see a shining stone, that he needs to approach and hit it three times with a staff and еру water would run from that place that would heal his people from suffering.

    According to another legend, Alexander the Great with his army was passing here and stopped at this place after a long march. Many of his warriors were wounded, an epidemic of black disease began to spread in his army. In order not to burden themselves with the sick, Alexander of Macedon left those doomed to death near the source. Three years after  the great commander returns back to the same places and sees people who were supposed to die being alive. Asked by the astonished Alexander how they survived, they responded that they had been saved by water from a spring that runs from the caves. Since then, the spring was nicknamed "Omonkhona", i.e. place, "where they get health."

    In addition to medicinal properties, the local people used grottoes and caves of Omonkhona as a natural refrigerator. In the middle of spring, butter obtained by whipping milk was stuffed into cow's stomachs using them as bags. Whole villages kept them in the caves until late autumn. And according to one of the legends, the one who decides to steal a bag of butter will remain in the cave forever.

    To date, in accordance with the state program for the development of the resort "Omonkhona", they constructed a large modern sanatorium here.

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