World’s largest Yezidi Temple Opens in Armenia

The Yezidi temple is the largest in the world
The Yezidi temple is the largest in the world

The Yezidi temple is the largest in the world

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)—World’s largest Yezidi temple named “Quba heft merê dîwanê u Tawûsê Melek” opened in the Armenian village of Aknalich on Sunday.

The temple has been built by Russia-based Yezidi benefactors and the Yezidi community in Armenia and is of great importance to Yezidis living around the world.

A scene from the Yezidi temple opening

A scene from the Yezidi temple opening

Armenia’s Parliament Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan participated in the opening ceremony.

“It is symbolic and logical that the largest Yezidi temple in the world is in Armenia. Armenia is home to the Yezidi people. The children of the Yezidi people have been standing beside their Armenian brothers at many fatal and heroic moments,” Ararat Mirzoyan said.

Unfortunately, he said, in their modern history, Yezidis like Armenians have also fallen victim to genocide.

Authors

Discussion Policy

Comments are welcomed and encouraged. Though you are fully responsible for the content you post, comments that include profanity, personal attacks or other inappropriate material will not be permitted. Asbarez reserves the right to block users who violate any of our posting standards and policies.

*

Top