President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva became acquainted with the works performed in the framework of reconstruction of Pirsaat Baba Sanctuary in Shamakhy city, May 25.
Assistant to the President Anar Alakbarov gave information to the President and the First Lady about the construction-restoration and reconstruction works, noting that cracks had occurred during the earthquake in the walls of the sanctuary.
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva visited the tomb of Pirsaat Baba.
Pirsaat Baba Sanctuary is one of the sacred places being visited by the country’s population, with hundreds of pilgrims coming here each day from around the country. Vast reconstruction works were launched here, following the initiative of President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva, in order to ensure the comfort of pilgrims.
Constructed during the period from the 9th to 15th centuries, the tomb was re-erected in 1918 by Hajji Jafargulu. The reconstruction works launched by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in 2020 will ensure that the Pirsaat Pir, which is both an historic monument and also a sacred sanctuary, is placed at the disposal of people in a completely new image.