Dom Babura

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Dom Babura information

Location
Osh , Kyrgyzstan
Address
Suleiman Too
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The one-room Dom Babura is a 1989 reconstruction of an historic prayer-room whose tradition dates back to 1497. In that year the 14-year-old Zahiruddin Babur of Fergana built himself a little prayer-retreat here. Later famed as projenitor of the Mogul Dynasty, Babur's place of private worship became highly revered but various incarnations have been destroyed notably by earthquake (1853) and, in the 1960s, by mysterious explosion. Most local people are convinced that the latter was a Soviet attempt to halt ‘superstition’, ie Islamic pilgrimage.