Sacred Places Of Armenia - The Desire Stone “Tsak Kar” (Stone With A Hole)
The pagan shrine “Tsak Kar” is one of the least known sights of Armenia, located not far from Gyumri near the village of Khatsik (Shirak Province of Armenia).
The road to the stone can be found on the navigator, since no signs lead here. The road itself is in very poor condition. A path leads from the car to the “Tsak Kar” stone along the slope going up. It can be seen that people begin to think about desires long before the reaching stone itself: all the branches of the trees here are literally bursting with countless ribbons, rags and handkerchiefs.
From the outside, “Tsak Kar” looks like a hefty more or less round boulder with a small hole. According to a legend, you need to squeeze through the hole one (or three) times and make a wish, then it will certainly come true. At first glance, it seems that it is impossible to do this in principle - the hole seems much smaller than people expect.
From the inside, it is clearly visible that the hole is a tapering funnel. The stone was polished by tourists trying to squeeze through it. Difficulties: firstly, there is nothing to push off with your feet, and secondly, if you nevertheless pass through, then there is a risk of falling down, since there is nothing to catch on from the outside. All hope for the flexibility and strength of the hands. The first difficulty is to squeeze the shoulders and chest. The second difficulty is to squeeze the pelvis.
The fact is that being stuck inside the stone and trying with all your might to imagine yourself as a snake, you completely forget about all sorts of desires there! But if the desire is so strong that in the process of performing all these manipulations with his body, a person stubbornly continues to think about it - this means that he himself will do everything possible to realize his desires.
The stone will leave you with very cool emotions. And most importantly, it will teach you not to stop in your desires, even if you see that it may not work the first time.
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