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禅etovo - Arabati Baba Bektashi Teke


On a large site on the edge of the city you will find the Arabati Baba Bektahsi Teke (Macedonian: Арабати баба-теќе, Albanian: Teqeja e Baba Harabatit).
A teke is the Sufi or dervish equivalent of a monastery belonging to one of the 12 orders of dervishes (Muslim mystics). Sufism is derived from the Sunni branch of Islam.

The teke was originally built in 1538 around the mausoleum of an Ottoman dervish (Sersem Ali Baba).
What you see today, was built at the end of the 18th century. This teke remained the seat of the Bektashi until 1912 when the Ottomans were driven out of Macedonia.

In Yugoslav times the lands were taken as state property.
In recent years the Bektashi have regained access to the teke.
Today you can see well-kept flowered lawns, old-style inns, wooden pavilions, prayer rooms, meditation platforms and a fountain.
The teke is quite large. Here are three photos taken on different spots.

On arrival there was a family who was just leaving. There were no other visitors.
To my surprise there was a baba (priest) who spoke French.

Information from Wikipedia and from Bradt Travel Guide.

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6785 W: 24 N: 16023] (62802)
  • Genre: 場所
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  • Date Taken: 2018-07-14
  • Exposure: 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-11-27 12:56
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