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What is famous for the holy spring in the village of Tashla in the Samara region

The Samara region is famous for its healing springs, several dozen of which have been recognized as holy. In the Orthodox tradition, washing with water from a holy spring is believed to bestow spiritual purification and grace. Many pilgrims and tourists come to the well-known source of the miraculous icon of the Mother of God “The Redeemer of Troubles” in the village of Tashla in the Samara Region, who have heard of miraculous healing after washing with holy spring water .

The history of the Tashla village, which is located near the city of Tolyatti, began in the 18th century. It was then that the province of Samara was marked on the map. At that time, a colonel named Zubov owned the village. The town became known thanks to the Church of the Holy Trinity, erected here at the end of the last century. In this temple, today the main shrine of these places is kept – the miraculous icon of the Mother of God “The Redeemer of Troubles.” The icon is small, the size of a notebook sheet, but, as believers say, it has healing power. No wonder people leave gifts in front of the icon in the temple in gratitude for getting rid of trouble.

According to eyewitnesses, in October 1917 an amazing story happened in these places. According to one version, Ekaterina Chugunova, a resident of the neighboring village of Musorka, received a sign from the Mother of God, who ordered her icon to be excavated in a ravine not far from the Holy Trinity Church in the village. by Tashley. On the way to the indicated place, the woman had a vision in the form of two angels carefully carrying an icon, from which a bright glow emanated. The woman and her friends joined the locals on the way. Many did not believe the story told about the Mother of God and laughed, but at a depth of about 70 centimeters underground, the icon really was, and a spring was beating under it. They immediately sent for a priest, and with the sound of bells, the icon was taken to the Church of the Holy Trinity in the village of Tashla.

According to another version, Catherine and her friends found the icon of the Mother of God on the ground and brought it to the church. And at the place of an accidental discovery, a spring was soon filled. One way or another, but the rumor about the appearance of the icon instantly spread to the surrounding villages, people rushed to the temple, and, they say, many of them were healed. Soon a well was placed in the source and a chapel was built next to it.

In 1925, the Church of the Holy Trinity was closed, but, fortunately, it was not destroyed. A corral was then built near the source to pollute the spring. But people still came here to collect holy water. The villagers managed to save the icon, they hid it in different houses, fearing the searches. During World War II, the temple was opened and the icon was returned to him. Since then, the “Troubleshooter” 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.

Now the Holy Trinity Church complex includes a sister building, a building with a refectory and kitchen on the ground floor, and a hotel on the second floor. A three-story wooden house with a green roof was built – this is a Sunday school.

You can get to Tashla on your own by private transport, by bus from Samara (about 120 kilometers away) or Tolyatti, or take an excursion. Many travel agencies in the Samara region offer tours to the healing spring in Tashla.

Tourists traveling to the healing spring will also be interested in seeing the church in honor of Saints Cosmas and Damian in the neighboring village of Musorka, built at the beginning of the last century with donations from residents. The church was erected over 30 years as funds became available. The solution, according to tradition, was mixed over chicken eggs, which the neighbors brought in large quantities. With five domes, originally without a bell tower, with a warm refectory, it welcomed fifteen hundred faithful. The church turned out to be very strong, they tried to destroy it more than once in the Soviet years, but it never happened. To this day, the internal paintings of the temple have been partially preserved, residents have preserved the temple icon of Cosmas and Damian, as well as the altar icons of the Savior and the Virgin. In 2012, the church building was included in the register of cultural heritage sites of the Samara region.



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