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There is a saying in Uzbekistan that life revolved around the 'mazar' (tomb) and the bazaar, as Uzbeks would visit both with eagerness, hoping to leave with a bargain brought or a favour sought. Also, in Muslim world mausoleums became a special place for women. They are not supposed to have any part in religion, and never go to the Mosque for prayer. So mausoleums is where women would swear solemn oaths or pray for prosperity, children, guidance or a marriage partner.
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Maria Sahai (c)
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Along Uzbekistan's Silk Road
There is a saying in Uzbekistan that life revolved around the 'mazar' (tomb) and the bazaar, as Uzbeks would visit both with eagerness, hoping to leave with a bargain brought or a favour sought. Also, in Muslim world mausoleums became a special place for women. They are not supposed to have any part in religion, and never go to the Mosque for prayer. So mausoleums is where women would swear solemn oaths or pray for prosperity, children, guidance or a marriage partner.