Untold secrets of Karakhan ata

Untold secrets of Karakhan ata

04.01.2019 Off 51

OQSYZ.Karakhan ata mausoleum is located on the eastern side of the ancient archeological city Sauran at a distance of 200-300 meters. The lower part of the mausoleum of the saint is located in ceramics. Today the mausoleum turned into a mound. The remains of the destroyed burial grounds, burnt ceramics are preserved here. The fences of the cemetery were built with a clay system (pahsa), occupying a rectangular area with a total area of ​​40-60×40 meters. At present, the burial mounds of the pahsa, only fenced embankments remained. Locals say that Karakhan ata is buried in the largest cemetery. Unfortunately, there is very little information about Karakhan ata. There is a legend about the wonders of Karakhan, preserved in the mouths of local residents. If sick animals are brought to the mazar of Karakhan saint, the sick animals will be healed of the disease. In addition, in ancient times, the cattle of the Sauran people fell ill by the Karakan (“emphysematous carbuncle”). One of the shepherds arranged his cattle for the night near Karahan ata burial ground and survived the disease. In the Soviet period, shepherds returned to the grave of Karakhan ata to save sick cattle. Subsequently, this place was considered holy and became the place of Ziarat.

Karahan ata real name or a pseudonym is unknown. The mausoleum of Karakhan saint is found on the territory of Kazakhstan. It can be said that the period of life of Sauran Karakhan coincides with the epoch of existence of the city Sauran. As is known, Sauran’s fortress became a city with a developed civilization of the XIII-XIV centuries. Residents who lived near the town of Sauran are buried on the grave of Karakhan ata. Locals call this cemetery “Karakan ata”, “Karakan saint”. Currently, the monument “Karakhan ata” is in the list of monuments in the structure of the reserve-museum “Azret Sultan”. The total security zone of the territory is 2.0 ha.