Creative Competition "Tashtar-Ata as a place for the Third Millennium”
The name of the Sacred Mountain “Tashtar-Ata” first appeared in the early 2000s. An international marching parade under the motto “Say no to hard drugs!” started here. Here, at the foothills of the mountains, a huge pile of stones has risen. Pilgrims from all over the world throw their own stones of burden asking the Almighty for blessing. 365 steps lead pilgrims to the top of the Salvation Mountain where Christian, Muslim and Jewish prayer rooms, and Buddhist stupas have been erected.
Tashtar-Ata unites key world religions, gathers around itself thousands of people with their destinies and prayers, accepts wanderers and encourages their spirit. Each visitor leaves a small part of his soul here.
In 2006, the World League “Mind Free of Drugs” initiated a contest for the best photograph, video and painting of the Sacred Mountain.
Ten prizes were awarded in the competition.
The creator of the most interesting and successful work (photo, drawing), who could express the sacred spirit of the place in the best possible way received a sum of $1,000, a free ticket for the Mindcrafting Program and the book “Fatal Red Poppies” written and signed by Professor Nazaraliev.
The creators of the four best works travelled to the yurt town of Ak-Tengir on the southern coast of Issyk-Kul to undergo the body and spirit Mindcrafting program.
Five more participants received the book Fatal Red Poppies.
Everyone who wanted to participate in the contest could upload their work or a series of pictures from the Tashtar-Ata Mountain on their Facebook page and share the link to their photos.
The results of the competition were announced on May 1, 2014.