As Sufism was widely practiced in Turkmenistan, therefore around 30 well-known functioning pilgrimage sites or sufi shrines are available in different part of the country.
Every region has its own active pilgrimage site that people go there more on weekends to pay respect and make wishes by leaving some offerings and sharing meals with each other and other visitors.
Sufism has shaped the Turkmens’ life in a way that they have to show generosity by sharing their food and help each other.
Sufism began with Manebaba (Abu saeed Abulkhair) in 10th century and later spread more by Yusuf Hamadani, Hoja Ahmed yasavi, Najmuddin Kubra and Bahauddin Naqshband.
These three famous schools of Sufism Naqshbandia, Yasavia and Kubravia were widely spread in Central Asia.