Bekkul bi mausoleum

Type of monument: Sacral object

Date of monument: 2000

Location: Aktobe region, Aktobe city, vil. Bekkul baba

Research: Research and writing works about Bekkul bi are provided by such famous personalities as Bayangali Kultayev, Erkin Kurmanbekov, Adilkhan Zhubaniyazov.

Brief description: The mausoleum where Bekkul bi is buried and the house for visitors were built in 2000, 20 kilometers away from the regional center by the Koskonyr-Kyzemshek hill. Bekkul aulie’s body was buried there at the behest of his brother Karaman aulie.

Legend: Bekkul bi lived in the 40s of the XVII century in the area of the Or river valley, Kargala. Bekkul’s name as a great name of history was known not only in the country, but also in Bukhara, Samarkand, Khorezm, and among the peoples who lived along the Urals, but was completely consigned to oblivion during the Soviet regime.

A very educated judge Bekkul bi, in consultation with the leaders of the clans that inhabited these places, determined the summer pastures and wintering grounds. He made an invaluable contribution to the preservation of the nation.

According to ancient manuscripts and stories from elders, Bekkul bi was not only a biy (title of nobility), but also a clairvoyant, a man with a special gift, even in his lifetime recognized as aulie (saint).

From his only daughter Bekkul bi the famous Kazakh batyr Esset Kokiuly was born. There is a legend that Bekkul Baba Esset batyr at the age of 13 was given an argamak (Central Asian breed of saddle-horse) with the blessing of protecting the country and land.

In due time, Esset batyr said: “If you spend the night at Bekkul aulie and then ask me, your prayers will be heard”.