Saturday, September 28, 2019

The labyrinth of 200,000 mysterious crosses on the chilling hill

Kryziu Kalna in Siauliai, Lithuania (a country of Northern Europe)
Kryziu Kalna in Siauliai, Lithuania (a country of Northern Europe), is famous for more than 200,000 wooden crosses placed on a small hill.

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Kryziu Kalna in Siauliai, Lithuania (a country of Northern Europe)
Kryziu Kalna is one of the most spectacular Baltic sights (the area that includes the eastern Baltic Sea states that gained independence from Russia during World War I), giving visitors an experience of a rare unique scene. Photo: Turisto Pasaulis.
Kryziu Kalna in Siauliai, Lithuania (a country of Northern Europe)
The cross appeared for the first time after the uprising against Russian ruling in 1831. Without the body to be buried, the family of whom lost held ceremony and erected crosses on the hill to worship. Later, the pilgrims also came here to express their sincerity and place more on the hill of the cross. Photo: 15min EN.
Kryziu Kalna in Siauliai, Lithuania (a country of Northern Europe)
The hill was flattened twice during the Russian occupation when Christianity banned its territory activities. However, Lithuanian people continue to sneak up the hill and replant the cross. In 1991, when regained its independence, the hill became a historical and religious heritage for Lithuanian people. Today, Kryziu Kalna is not only a famous pilgrimage place but also a tourist attraction. Photo: Turisto Pasaulis.
Kryziu Kalna in Siauliai, Lithuania (a country of Northern Europe)
Legend has it that the daughter of a Lithuanian farmer was seriously ill. One night, he dreamed of a woman dressed in white, instructed to make a wooden cross and set it on a hill near the house to prevent her from getting sick. After that, the others placed the cross on that hill in the hope that the same miracle would be given to them. Photo: 15min EN.
Kryziu Kalna in Siauliai, Lithuania (a country of Northern Europe)
One of the most famous crosses at this site is a statue of Jesus sitting under the roof. The statue is said to symbolize the period of worship of Jesus in the secret of the Lithuanians. In 1993, Pope John Paul II visited and declared it a place for hope, peace, love and sacrifice. Photo: Delfi.
Kryziu Kalna in Siauliai, Lithuania (a country of Northern Europe)
The small paths through the maze of hundreds of thousands of crosses that do not follow any orderly arrangement. A cold wind blew by, followed by a bell that rang throughout the area. Up to now, the number of crosses has increased significantly and continues to appear more. Photo: TurizmoGidas.lt.
Kryziu Kalna in Siauliai, Lithuania (a country of Northern Europe)
Visitors who to the hill try to leave a cross or rosary. However, if you do not bring it, you can make it right on the hill, from pebbles, twigs and grass. The important thing does not come from a cross or a rosary but by faith and kindness. In addition, visitors also come here to admire the exotic beauty of this world famous Christian pilgrimage site. Photo: Sputnik Lietuva.

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