The Ordam-Padishah-System of Eastern Turkistan Shrines

The Ordam-Padishah-System of Eastern Turkistan Shrines

The Ordam-Padishah-System of Eastern Turkistan Shrines
Author(s): Gunnar Jarring
Source: Geografiska Annaler , 1935, Vol. 17, Supplement: Hyllningsskrift Tillagnad Sven Hedin (1935), pp. 348-354
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. on behalf of Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography

South-east of Kashgar, between the Kashgar-Layliq-Yarkand and the Yangi Hissar-Kashgar roads, there lies a vast infertile desert, compose steppes and sand-dunes. This region is very interesting both from an and a religious point of view, being the greatest system of Eastern Turkist At many places in the desert there are sacred tombs, all of which are associ gend with the Ioth c. struggles between the native Buddhists and the adhere invading the country from the west…

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