A Yazidi temple made of granite and marble, - to be the biggest in the world, is being constructed in a tiny village of Aknalich, 30 kilometers from Armenia’s capital.
There are about 150 Yezidis in Aknalich today. There is also one temple serving the Yezidi community in the village. It was built in 2012, and can hold about 30 people.
The new temple, which is to be 25 meters high, will house not only a prayer area, but also a museum and a religious school.
The construction is being funded by an Aknalich native, Yezidi businessman, Mirza Sloyan, who is a current resident of Moscow.
There are approximately 35,000 Yezidis in Armenia today. However, there is only one Yezidi temple in the country.