The ancient Thracian sanctuary in Strandja Mountain Indipasha will help you to get rid of your diseases. So believe all who find their way to the mystical place and tie a piece of their clothing there. According to the legend, the sanctuary has the strongest power on the fifth day after Easter. Although it is not clear what it means exactly the name Indipasha, it is most often relied on as “after Easter”.
The sanctuary is located in a deep comb near Slivarovo village in the municipality of Malko Tarnovo. It is suspected that there gifts to the gods were placed before 2000 years. The Thracians made their rituals in Indipasha with milk and water. According to legend, only the most enlightened Thracian priests knew the way to the hidden place, and orient on the way there by the carved into the rocks around solar circles. Now Indipasha intertwined pagan traditions and Christianity.
Anyone who reaches the inaccessible place must drink a sip of water from a spring hidden deep in the rocks. Then usually is lighted a candle in front of the numerous icons left there that form something like a small chapel. And according to the pagan traditions to tie his garment, cloth or thread thereof, to beg health. The rag should hang between heaven and earth and not touch the water underneath so to rest chase the away from people.
Long after the Thracians place was forgotten also believed to be the reopening of an old bull. Animal blinded, but his owners were sorry to kill him and let him roam freely. After some time the bull came back completely healthy and seeing well. Years passed and the bull became older and blind again. So he fled into the woods and regain power. After repeating this story the owners followed him to a spring into the rocks – the holy spring of Indipasha.
In search of a cure for their pain, all year in the hard to reach the sacred place there are a lot of visitors. According to scientists, the water from the holy spring of Indipasha has a composition similar to distilled water. Therefore it treats eye diseases and other illness. Not the scientific research, however, but the faith is keeping people to visit the sacred Indipasha in search of their lost health.