Blazhennyi Kamin (Blessed Stone)
Maniava village, Bohorodchany district,
Ivano-Frankivsk region,near the Monastery of Exaltation of the Cross (Maniava Cell)
“Blazhennyi Kamin” (Blessed Stone) with curative spring is situated 380 meters from Maniava Skit. The first mention about the stone dates back to XIII century. At the first glance it is a huge stone which looks like big animal jaws. From the middle of the stone trickles water. According to ancient tale the water is curative – it heals physical illness and frees from evil spirits and dark forces. According to another legend in grotto settled two monks. By everyday prayer and ascetic way of life they transformed water into curing one.