There is the Juma mosque above the source. It has big columns and one of the largest dome (diameter is 16 metre). There is a legend about the origin of this holy place. It is said that a meteorite fell here 40 thousand years ago, and therefore the holy spring appeared here. Local people accepted it as a divine “Nur” – “Ray”, hence the name of the settlement Nurata. There is mazar Nur-ata on the south-west side of the source. When visiting this complex, each pilgrim prays in front of his grave. There is a well near the source; its depth is 6 metre. There is also a plant – issyryk. Everybody ties a ribbon hoping that all dreams will come true.
Every year Chashma complex is visited not only by tourists but thousand believers because it is one of the important centres in Nurata and Navoi region.
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