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Reviews about the holy spring Tashla in the Samara region

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May Day - four days off, on Victory Day - three more. If you do not have time (or simply are not able) to escape from Samara for two weeks somewhere far away, where the winds sing and feather grass blooms, it's time to think about your own entertainment plans. Perhaps not all is lost, and it makes sense to get out of the house into nature not so far, but no less epic. Perhaps even within the Samara region.

To make your choice easier, today we offer you 10 places that everyone can visit during the May holidays. 10 places, each of which can be called (and is called) a natural monument. Well, almost every one.

We will start our review with the only attraction that is not at all a natural monument, but despite this, we did not dare to throw it out of our top.

For there is no better way to show the power of nature than to demonstrate how it was tamed. All the more so if this is the only hydroelectric structure of the era of "electrification of the whole country", successfully operating to this day.

When in 1920 in Moscow the electrification plan of the country was approved, the Syzran hydroelectric power station was not in these plans. They say that the intervention of local walkers helped, who came to their fellow countryman and GOELRO boss Gleb Krzhizhanovsky and asked him to take care of Syzran. Gleb was imbued with the requests of the workers and entered the Syzran dam in a separate line in the documents

From 1929 to 1947, the Syzran hydroelectric power station supplied electricity to the entire region (primarily, the evacuated factories). After the introduction of its own CHPP, the importance of the dam has noticeably decreased. And it suffered especially seriously in 1969 after, due to the fault of the Saratov reservoir, the water pressure in the river dropped by more than a third.

For the last thirty years, the hydroelectric power station has been trying to stop using it as a source of electricity, having transferred it to the local heavy machinery, but, despite this, it continues to function safely. Including as a monument of history and architecture, an attraction for tourists, as well as a refuge for birds during the autumn flight season.

The most popular route for those who are used to spending their weekends somewhere far away from the Country Park and the city embankment. The special beauty of this route is that you do not need to look for a friend "on wheels" or dig into road maps.

Every day at 7:40 am you come to the River Station, get on a boat and two and a half hours later you leave at the pier in Shiryaevo. And here you immediately find yourself in the very center of all local attractions.

Mountains (Monastyrskaya, Camel, Popova Gora), adits, Stone Bowl (natural monument with a spring and a chapel), Wine Spring (a spring with calcium water and an eerie reputation),

Temple of the Icon of the Mother of God “Deliverer from troubles”, stTashla, Samara region - review

There are many holy sources in the Samara region, but perhaps the most famous is the Holy Spring of the miraculous icon of the Mother of God “Deliverer from Troubles”, where not only pilgrims and believers from Russia, but also from other countries come.

There are many stories of people about miraculous healings from various ailments taking place at this source. I will not argue on this topic, I know for sure that VERA can really work miracles.

The spring of holy water is located at the place where the miraculous icon of the Mother of God "Deliverer from troubles" was found.

The story of the apparition of the icon of the Mother of God

The Icon of the Mother of God "Deliverer from Troubles" is the greatest shrine of the Samara region and the entire middle Volga region.

Currently, the icon of the Mother of God “Deliverer from Troubles” is located in the northern part of the village of Tashla in the Holy Trinity Church.

The village of Tashla is located in the Stavropol district of the Samara region, at a distance of about 120 km from Samara.

If you go from Samara to Tashla, then turning left you can get to the Holy Trinity Church, and to the right - to the holy spring.

October 21 is the day of the appearance of the miraculous icon of the Mother of God "Redeemer from troubles" and on this day, the believers make a procession from the church to the source, a distance of about 1.5 km. A service is held at the source, and then in a procession they return back to the temple.

Holy spring in honor of the icon of the Mother of God "Deliverer from troubles"

On the territory of the Samara region there is an amazing place where large flows of pilgrims constantly flow. Many Orthodox believers aim to visit the village of Tashla, located near the city of Togliatti. It was there that many people found peace of mind and satisfaction of their needs, getting rid of mental and physical ailments. Over the years, this place has become very prayerful, because every person who comes here brings with him a great faith in healing.

Some people believe that a huge charge of positive energy, concentrated there thanks to the great faith of all parishioners, helps to heal in those parts. Others firmly believe that the icon of the Mother of God, once located there, is the cause of miraculous healings, which the most desperate believers are still trying to find.


Tashla is a village located in the Stavropol region of the Samara province. The name of the village goes back to the Turkic languages ​​and means "stone" or "black stone". Obviously, the first was the name of the small river Tashla (a little later Tashelka), flowing near the village. The village begins its history around the end of the 18th century. The first inhabitants were peasants, farmers under the jurisdiction of the state. The undeveloped territory attracted more and more settlers. Now Tashla is a small village with a fairly developed infrastructure. Its population is about 3 thousand people.

The holy source of the miraculous icon of the Mother of God "The Deliverer from Troubles" is a well-known place of pilgrimage both in Russia and even abroad. The spring water is believed to have healing powers. For health and grace, not only Orthodox, but also people of other religions come to Tashla. Before bathing, read the prayer "Deliverer from troubles" or "Virgin Mary". The one who bathed is greeted with the words "From the shrine!"

According to numerous eyewitness accounts, the amazing story that gave rise to the glory of these places took place in October 1917, on the eve of the revolution and the civil war that followed. Ekaterina Chugunova, who lived in those years in the neighboring village of Musorki, began to dream of the Mother of God. The Mother of God punished Catherine in a ravine near the Holy Trinity Church in the village of Tashly to dig her icon out of the ground. Then the woman in reality saw two angels with an image above the place shown to her in a dream, and the villagers said that they sometimes hear church singing here. Catherine persuaded two friends to go with her to look for the icon. Local residents joined the women. Many did not believe and laughed, but at a depth of about 70 cm, the icon was really discovered, and a spring was gushing under the icon.

They immediately sent for the priest and, to the ringing of the bells, brought the icon to the Holy Trinity Church in the village of Tashla. Thanksgiving services were served. The rumor about the appearance of the icon instantly flew around the surrounding villages, the suffering ones reached the church and, they say, many of them were healed. A chapel and a well were erected at the source.

In 1925, the Holy Trinity Church was closed, and a stockyard was built near the source. Fortunately, the icon was saved: the people of Tashli secretly passed it from house to house. During the Second World War, the temple was opened and the icon was returned. Since then, the "Deliverer from Troubles" has not left the Holy Trinity Church. Thousands of pilgrims come to her, as well as ordinary believers, praying for the health of their loved ones.

Icons of Tashly

Several valuable ancient icons are kept in the Tashli monastery. The main image is considered to be the image of the Mother of God, from which many pilgrims were healed. Local residents bring sick children to the temple more often than send them to the hospital for examination. Those in need of healing are smeared with oil that flows down the wood.

There are three famous shrines in the church:

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There was a separate article on our website dedicated to the anomalous and mystical places of the Samara bow. This summer we visited there when we went to the Zhigulevskaya round-the-world trip. Note that the places are very beautiful! True, we did not manage to see the anomalous phenomena ourselves, but we heard a lot about such facts from local residents. These edges are really mysterious and attractive! There is everything here: from caves to holy springs, from epic mountains to mysterious mirages that appear on ancient settlements! I would like to summarize all these interesting places and phenomena in this article!

Zhigulevsky quarry

Many sights of Syzran show how in this small town on the Volga, in the Samara region, the merchant-philistine spirit still reigns. It has preserved many pre-revolutionary buildings that even the fire that shook the city in 1906 could not destroy.Today there are more than 100 objects of architectural and historical heritage, which are very proud of the townspeople, who, by the way, consider themselves descendants of the Rurik dynasty.

Syzran: what to see

Each city has its own spirit, its own atmosphere. Syzran is no exception. Everyone who comes to this amazing town, which in ancient times was a large shopping center, should definitely visit interesting places in which history is concentrated - even if you are planning to stay for 1 day.

Syzran Kremlin

  • Address: Boat lane.

The building that laid the foundation for the city has practically not survived today. From the Kremlin, built by Grigory Kozlovsky in the interfluve of Syzranka and Krymza, there is only one Spasskaya tower, which was previously the gate tower. It is believed that it survived only because it was made of stone, unlike the others.

The construction of the Kremlin in Syzran happened at a time when Russia needed most of all to protect trade routes. It was then that fortified cities began to appear throughout the country. Syzran was built by order of Emperor Peter Alekseevich in 1683. The foundation of the Kremlin was laid on the most elevated place. The building had 4 wooden towers (although different sources indicate that 7) and one stone, it was surrounded by a moat and an embankment. According to its direct purpose, to repel enemy attacks, the building was used only once - during the Pugachev uprising.

The tower, which bears the name of Spasskaya, is recognized as an architectural and historical monument of federal significance in the city. At one time it housed the Church in the name of the Savior Not Made by Hands, for which it was slightly altered. Today, the Spasskaya Tower houses a branch of the Syzran Kremlin Museum.

Kazan Cathedral

  • Address: per. Dostoevsky, 17.

The cathedral is one of the buildings that survived the fire of 1906. It was built on the site of an ancient, from 1742, stone church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God. The decision to build was made because the parish on the territory of the Kremlin could no longer accommodate all the parishioners, and the degree of wear and tear was quite high.

The laying and consecration of the first stone took place in 1866. The money for the new church was donated by merchants Kolpachenkov and Lednev. The church was built in the Russian-Byzantine style, according to one of the projects of K. Ton, under the guidance of the architect A. Tamarinsky. The thrones in both side-altars were consecrated in 1872 with a difference of several months, but work on finishing the temple continued until 1900

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