SACRED SITES OF THE SOUTHERN KYRGYZSTAN: NATURE, MANAS, ISLAM

 

This publication is a result of the participatory research conducted by the Aigine CRC, together with traditional practitioners and experts in Batken, Jalalabad and Osh provinces for the last three years. The first part of the book contains oral hitory of natural and historical sacred sites, as well as, sacred sites related to Manas and Islam. The second part of the book contains life stories on interconnection of people, sacred sites, animals, plants and the stars.

CONTENT

Note from the editor

Akcnowledgements

Introduction

Part I Sacred Sites in the South of Kyrgyzstan
Chapter 1 Natural Sacred Sites

  • Sacred Lakes
  • Sacred Caves
  • Sacred Mountains
  • Sacred Springs
  • Sacred Rocks
  • Sacred Trees

Chapter 2 Traces of Manas at Sacred Sites in the South

Chapter 3 Historical Traces at Sacred Sites in the South

Chapter 4 Islamic Sacred Sites

  • Sacred Sites Related to Prophets
  • Sacred Sites Related to Azireti-Ali
  • Sacred Sites Related to Eshens
  • Sacred Sites Related to Khoja
  • Sacred Sites Related to Ata- Holy Fathers and Righteous Men
  • Sacred Sites Related to Rightneous Women

Part II Contemporary Dimensions of Ancient Kyrgyzchylyk

Chapter 1 People and Sacred Sites

Chapter 2 People, Sacred Sites and Plants

Chapter 3 People, Sacred Sites and Animals

Chapter 4 People, Spirits and Healing Practices

Chapter 5 People, Stars and the Cycle of Time

Chapter 6 Traditional Nutrition

Glossary

References

© Aigine CRC

NOTE: The book is available for purchase at 800 KGS (both Russian and English languages).