In Perm Krai, believers will pass religious procession to the place of the meteorite fall

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotoracconti courseIn Perm Krai, believers will pass religious procession to the place of the meteorite fall© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

The believers of Perm Krai will take place Wednesday with a procession to the crash site of Okhansk meteorite, reported RIA Novosti, the initiator of the procession, a local historian Irina Ponomareva.

«It is August 30, 130 years ago, over the Kama flew a meteor. Fragments of a heavenly body fell in Okhansk and the surrounding area. We go to the place where fell the largest piece. Now there is a memorial cross,» said Ponomarev.

According to her, the participants will be from the village of Tabory Okhansk district to a place about three kilometers. There will be a prayer for health, then everyone who wants to give you a tour.

The interviewee of the Agency explained that the fall of the meteorite in the 19th century caused people have mixed reactions. Scientists embraced the event with enthusiasm, began to study the pieces, looking for the material from which the universe was created. And the locals perceived the fall of the meteorite as a sign from above. Some referred to it as the end of the world. There was a tradition every year to go to pieces in procession and pray to God delivered people from the fiery rain.

A stone meteorite weighing about three thousand pounds fell in a meteor shower near the village of Tabor and the surrounding area of the city of Okhansk on 30 August 1887 at 12.30. Fragments of the meteorite were studied personally by Dmitri Mendeleev. Today, boulders and fragments of the celestial body are in different world museums and private collections. The meteorite marked tourist trail, and is visited by tourists from all over the world.