Isatai batyr mausoleum.

Type of monument: Sacral object

Date of monument: 2014

Location: Aktobe region, Khobda district, 9 km south-south-east of Kiyl village

Research: The first researchers of the history of revolt in the Inner Horde (A.Ryazanov, M.Vyatkin, A.Shakhmatov) wrote about the last battle with the government troops.

The first publication (1924, 1925) in the Kazakh language on Isatai studies can be called the historical memoirs of Halel Dosmukhameduly, a veteran of the Alash and scholar. The main document on the last battle of Isatai with a brief and clear description was the report of Colonel Gekke (13.07.1838). In 1968, the famous anthropologist N. Shayakhmetov began searching for the remains of Isatai. Many scientists and researchers have written about Isatai.

Brief description: Isatai Taimanov is a national batyr, political leader, heroic leader of the popular rebellion in Western Kazakhstan in 1836-1838. Isatai Taimanov was born in 1791 in Atyrau region, Kyzylkoga district, in the area of Taisoigan sands, “Taiman zhaly” site. In the Seitsai necropolis, a mausoleum was installed over Isatai batyr’s grave in 2014. The mausoleum is 11.5 meters high and 6 meters wide. Inside the mausoleum the wall contains the carved years of life of Isatai Taimanov and his son, Isatai’s portrait, as well as Makhambet verse “Arystan tugan Isatai, Degenine zhete almai, Armanda otip ketti dep, Kinalsanyz bizderge, Myn san rakhmet sizderge”. The walls of the mausoleum are decorated in the Kazakh national style.

Legend: There was a legend among the people that the “spirit of Agatai has moved into Isatai. At night when he sleeps, he comes to him in the form of a dragon, wrapping around his waist, or comes in the form of a black camel and sleeps near him”. In his song, Agatai batyr once said: “In my family someone will soon be born, his flame will reach the heavens and he will go out. His spirit will be stronger than mine, but his life is shorter”. This fate the people attributed to Isatai. And so it happened this way.

One of the stories about Isatai tells the following. Around 1814-1815 Bokei went to Astrakhan to get his son Zhangir into school. On the way, he stops by Isatai’s aul and said to him, “This son will be khan after me”. To which, Isatai replied, “When Zhangir becomes khan, there will be a hard life in the country”. Then Bokei Khan asked him why he thought so, and Isatai replied, “Your son has blood on the front and dust on the back”. This prediction of Isatai was correct.