Monument to Alisher Navoi
The monument to Alisher Navoi is located in the center of a large national park of the same name, located behind the Palace of Friendship of Peoples.
Wide steps lead to it; after climbing them, you find yourself on an observation deck, in the center of which is the Rotunda and a monument to the great Uzbek poet of the 15th century. Alisher Navoi.
The interior design of the Rotunda dome is made in oriental style. The lines of the poet’s poems are well read: “Understand, people of the whole earth, enmity is a bad thing, live in peace among yourself, there is no better destiny.”
Alisher Navoi, living 500 years ago, understood that the most valuable thing in life is peace, and the most valuable thing for a family is a woman who will not just be a servant and housekeeper. This is a woman who will be his spiritual friend, his comrade-in-arms. And he wrote: “A beautiful house is one in which there is a wife, a wonderful mistress and a friend, but that abode of light is devoid of light in which there is no wife, mistress, or friend.”
He left over 30 works in prose and poetry. The most outstanding work is Khamsa (Five), consisting of the poems: “The Confusion of the Righteous,” “Farhad and Shirin,” “Leili and Mezhnun,” “Seven Planets” (Seven Wanderers), “Iskander’s Wall.”
Before Alisher Navoi, all eastern literature was written in the Forsi language; this language is still considered the most euphonious for conveying literary thought. But Alisher Navoi proved with his works that the Uzbek language can be no less beautiful and lyrical. He raised the Uzbek literary language to the proper height and thereby earned the right to be called the founder of Uzbek literature, and his wonderful works have been translated into many languages of the world.