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Pakhlavan Mahmud Mausoleum

Pakhlavan Mahmud Mausoleum


The patron saint of Khiva the wrestler, poet and furrier, Pakhlavan Mahmoud, is buried here. (His father is buried near the shrine of Najm ed-Din al-Kubra in Konye-Urgench.) His exploits have become the stuff of legend and his shrine is still visited by newly-weds and others seeking blessings and prayers.