Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Uzbekistan | Bukhara | Naqshbandi’s Tomb

Baha-ud-Din Naqband  Bukhari, right
Today, the 10th of December according to the increasing irrelevant Gregorian calendar, is the 14th day of the month of Muharram, according to the Islamic Lunar Calendar. (It is also the day of the Full Moon, an auspicious day according to the Mongolian Lunar Calendar.) As most of you probably know, this is the birthday of Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari (1318–1389), the founder of what would become the Naqshbandi sect of Sufis. During a recent sojourn in Uzbekistan I wandered by his tomb, located in the village Kasri Arifon eight or so miles from Bukhara
Entrance to the Mausoleum of Baqshbandi
Tomb of Baqshbandi
Tomb of Baqshbandi
Tomb of Baqshbandi
Monument in the Mausoleum Complex
Uzbekistan Roses in all their resplendent glory just outside the Mausoleum Complex