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A Yazidi temple was built in #Armenia, which will serve as a cultural center, religious school, conference hall, seminary & museum.

The official opening of the temple will be on 29/9/2019, where 100s of #Yazidis are expected to attend the opening ceremony
The world’s largest Yazidi temple is located in the village of Aknalich, west of Yerevan, #Armenia.

#Yazidis are one of Armenia’s largest ethnic minority groups, practicing an ancient, monotheistic faith. Numbering around 35,000, according to Armenia’s 2011 census.
Official opening is just a few hours away.
#YazidiTemple
The Yazid temple is stand 25.3 meters high and contain a prayer hall of 200 square meters. Surround by seven domes, a large central dome representing Tawisi Melek, the most revered of the Yazidi angels. It crowned with a gold-plated sun, a symbol of the Yazidis’ faith.
Financing for the temple comes from 69-year-old Mirza Sloian, a successful Moscow-based Yazidi businessman, who also paid for Ziyarat. Sloian is a native of Armenia's Armavir region.
#Armenia #Ezidi #YazidiTemple
Yazidis in Armenia are dressed in traditional clothes to celebrate the opening of the new #Yazidi Temple in the village of #Aknalich, #Yerevan.
Let’s celebrate

#Yazidi #Aknalich
For a ppl striving to rebound after a 2014 genocide by ISIS terorrists in Iraq, the temple is a symbol of resilience
It is important for Yazidi people bc the community is facing extinction.
The community is displaced around the world & this temple will keep our culture & identity
The village of #Aknalich also contains the former Soviet Union’s first Yazidi temple, ZIYARAT, erected in 2012. The symbolism and style of ZIYARAt and Aknalich’s new temple, Quba Mere Diwane, are inspired by the temple at #Lalish, the holiest #Yazidi temples in northern Iraq.
Armenia to House World’s Largest Yazidi Temple

▪️For a people striving to rebound after a 2014 massacre by Islamic State militants in Iraq, the structure is a symbol of resilience.

#YazidiTemple eurasianet.org/armenia-to-hou…
World's largest #Yazidi temple under construction in #Armenia

▪️The new complex will also feature a museum and seminary, designed as a symbol of resilience for persecuted worshippers.

#YazidiReligion #YazidiCulture #Ezidi theguardian.com/world/2016/jul…
World’s largest Yezidi temple opens in Armenia

▪️It is symbolic and logical that the largest Yezidi temple in the world is in Armenia. Armenia is home to the Yezidi people.

en.armradio.am/2019/09/29/wor…
We are most grateful to all our people and friends in Armenia.
Thank you for making it happen.
صباح هذا اليوم الأحد، 29/09/2019، تم افتتاح اكبر مزار #ايزيدي في مدينة ايريڤان/دولة ارمينيا. حيث شارك في مراسيم الافتتاح المئات من الايزيديين المتواجدين في العديد من دول العالم.
الفلكلور و التراث الايزيدي

مجموعة نساء أيزيديات من ارمينيا بزيهم الفلكلوري تتوسطهم سيدة ايزيدية من العراق بزيها الفلكلوري، اثناء حضورهن مراسيم افتتاح مزار #ايزيدي في ارمينيا والذي يعتبره ايزيدي ارمينيا والعالم رمزاً للحفاظ على تراثهم وهويتهم الدينية.

#التراث_الايزيدي
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