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Gozli Ata

Coordinates: 40°20′03″N 54°29′15″E / 40.33403°N 54.48740°E / 40.33403; 54.48740
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Gozli Ata is one of the remotest shrines of Turkmenistan, devoted to the eponymous saint.[1]



The Gozli Ata mausoleum is a brick building with twin white domes and sparsely ornamented walls.[1] The entrance is designed in the form of pishtak; inside lies Sufi Gözli Ata in a triangular prism coffin of extraordinary length.[1] The premises contains numerous stone-tombs of Turkmen tribes.[1] Adjacent to this mausoleum, also lies the ruins of a madrasa and the mausoleum of Bibi Aysulu, who was the wife of Gözli Ata.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Brummell, Paul (2005). Turkmenistan. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 159. ISBN 978-1-84162-144-9.
  2. ^ DeWeese, Devin (2018-10-01). "A Khwārazmian Saint in the Golden Horde: Közlük Ata (Gözlī Ata) and the Social Vectors of Islamisation". Revue des mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée (143): vol. 143. doi:10.4000/remmm.10254. ISSN 0997-1327. S2CID 192825922.

40°20′03″N 54°29′15″E / 40.33403°N 54.48740°E / 40.33403; 54.48740