In fifteen kilometers to the South from Tashkent there is Zangi-Ata complex. It is located in settlement with its name. Minaret, madrasah, mosque, ancient cemetery, big garden and mausoleums, one of them is Zangi-Ata and the second one is his wife Ambar - Bibi.
Legend says that complex was constructed by order of Amir Timur. Governor made decision to construct mausoleum on that place where there was a burial of sheikh Ah-Hodji, whose nickname was Zangi-Ata, in translation means "black".
Sheikh was famous sufiy and fifth myurid of Hodji Ahmad Yassaviy – head of clergy of all Turkic tribes is Central Asian region.
Long road goes from gate of complex and brings to darvazakhana which represents a construction with portals, domes and angular towers. To the South from the road there is a big reservoir – House. In the southwest direction there is a mosque which was constructed in 1870. Festive prayers were carried out in here. Interior of building was originally painted with inscriptions and flowers, but this inscription is not remained until our days.
In 1914-1915 before a mosque there was constructed minaret tower. Yard is built up on perimeter with hudjras. The complex from South side is adjoined by old cemetery, in its territory there is Zangi-Ata’s mausoleum. Green path goes from the southern entrance to the mausoleum of Ambar - Bibi.
Zangi-Ata complex is now operating and uses a wide popularity also honoring among Muslims.
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