Seven Shrines of Abkhazia

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Ruins of the Lashkendar shrine.
Inal-Kuba mountain.

The Seven Shrines of the Abkhaz in Abkhazia[1] are considered holy in the Abkhaz traditional religion and are known and respected by most Abkhaz.

Shrines[edit]

Location District
Dydrypsh mountain near Achandara village Gudauta
Lykhnashta - Lykhny square Lykhny Gudauta
Ldzaa-nykha grove near Ldzaa and Pitsunda Gagra
Inal-kuba mountain near Pskhu village Sukhumi
Adagua mountain shrine near Tsabal village Gulripshi
Lashkendar mountain near Tkvarcheli Tkvarcheli
Elyr-nykha shrine Ilori village Ochamchira

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Abkhazia is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Abkhazia and the Republic of Georgia. The Republic of Abkhazia unilaterally declared independence on 23 July 1992, but Georgia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Abkhazia has received formal recognition as an independent state from 7 out of 193 United Nations member states, 2 of which have subsequently withdrawn their recognition.