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Haji Mahmud Afandi's tomb

This tomb is in the old cemetery of Aslanbeyli village on the right bank of the Inja river. The tomb is surrounded with wide stone fence. The tomb is relatively high quadratic building. It has a salient arched vaunt. It is written on the vault that tomb is built in 1893. The building and the fence are covered with finely ground stone. On each corner of the tomb there are sharp heads that are empty in the middle. The heads and some elements of the building are painted  with blue. Therefore, the tomb is sometimes called Goy (blue) tomb among the folk.

The tomb was built by known for his enlightenment and charity Haji Mahmud Afandi Garani (1835-1896) for his close friend and companion Seyid Yasin. Three years later in 1896, upon his death Haji was also buried there in accordance with his will. Since that time the tomb has been considered sacred and even despite all the prohibitions of the Soviet government, the tomb has been visited by people from near and far regions.