Anora was facing the Wishing Tree from Bahovaddin Nakshbandi’s mausoleum. According to legend, the Saint Nakshbandi arrived from the Mecca with a half metre stone and a stick. The stick would have grown up as a mulberry tree. Nowadays, in the Sufi sanctuary you can find a mulberry trunk of 700 years old as a symbol of the legend. The pilgrims and the Uzbek people that visit the mausoleum make three laps around the tree trunk while they make a wish and try to pull off a splinter from the trunk.
Anora is a mother of two kids, a boy and a girl. She lives in Jondor with her family, a little village 30km away from Bukhara. It is the tenth time she visits the Bahovaddin Nakshbandi sanctuary. She hopes that all her wishes and the ones of her family come true.
What is happiness for you?
For me happiness is health.
(Anora, Uzbekistan. 30th of June, 2015)