Konyr-Aulie cave in East Kazakhstan region. Place of pilgrimage.
Excursion to the Konyr-Aulie cave.
The Konyr-Aulie cave is located in the East Kazakhstan region and is a sacred place among the Kazakhs. The cave is an underground grotto 120 meters long, quite extensive and large.
Konyr-Aulie cave-how to get there.
The cave is located in Mount Aktas, from the cave to the nearest settlement, the village of Aktas, 20 kilometers, the cave is located in the Abay region, eastern Kazakhstan.
The entrance to the cave is located in a rock massif, the height of the entrance is 2 meters, the depth of the cave is 120 meters, and the width is 15-40 meters. There is a fresh lake at the end of the cave. The size of the lake is 15 meters.
Konyr-Aulie cave, sacral meaning.
The water in the lake is sacred and healing. Here you can meet pilgrims who often visit this place. Legend has it that the ancestors were recovering in this cave from diseases and injuries between battles. At the entrance to the cave there is a stone statue depicting a woman. Another legend says that when there was a Flood on earth, the Almighty saved the Life of three brothers who took care of other people during the flood. When the 3 brothers Konyr happened later, Kyran and Kulan did not take places in the Noah's Ark to give way to other people, and tied three logs to the ark on which they settled down, but the raging stream of water tore the logs off. When the water came down, the Konyr log caught on the mountain where the cave is located. From this moment, the place and the cave are sacred.