Underground mosque "Shopan Ata"
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Underground mosque "Shopan Ata"

The underground mosque Shopan-ata and the necropolis of the same name are the sacred property of the Mangystau region
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Mangystau region

Underground mosque "Shopan Ata"

The underground mosque Shopan-ata and the necropolis of the same name are the sacred property of the Mangystau region

Underground mosque "Shopan-ata" is associated with the name of the revered sage, who once became a mentor for Becket-ata. Batyr revered his spiritual teacher, so today there is an unspoken rule for pilgrims that they should visit the mosques of both religious figures of the Kazakh steppes. Muslim temple is carved in the mountain range and consists of 12 rooms with different functionality: one room for religious rituals, while others are designed for educational activities, and the third for the readings, etc. In addition, there is a burial chamber Shopan-Ata and special halls for pilgrims.

The underground mosque Shopan-ata and the necropolis of the same name are the sacred property of the Mangystau region, which allows to be closer to the historical and cultural heritage of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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