Hill with the crown of crosses

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crown of crosses

In northern part of Šiauliai, Lithuania, there’s a place called the Hill of Crosses, a pilgrimage site. The hill now has about 2,00,000 crosses, which looks mysteriously magnificent.

It is believed that the Hill of Crosses has existed for hundreds of years holding a variety of crosses, rosaries and effigies in different sizes and designs. The erection of crosses in the hill has religious beliefs and the tradition is said to have begun after a revolt against the Russian tsar in 1831.

People even today come to the hill to install their crosses with prayers and hope for a miracle.