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ⓘ Chalma, Malinalco




Chalma, Malinalco
                                     

ⓘ Chalma, Malinalco

Chalma is a small community, which is part of the municipality of Malinalco, Mexico State. Its small population is almost completely dedicated to the pilgrims who come to visit the Sanctuary of Chalma, the second most-important pilgrimage site in Mexico. The sanctuary is dedicated to an image of what many people describe as a "black Christ" on a cross that legend says miraculously appeared in an area cave where the worship of a deity commonly known as Oxtoteotl used to take place. Actually, Oxtoteotl is an aspect of Tezcatlipoca, the "Smoking Mirror," and the "black Christ" is really Tezcatlipoca, which the Spanish friars superimposed on the existing representation of Tezcatlipoca in order to convert the natives. Pilgrimages to this Christian sanctuary follow many of the patterns of the prehispanic rituals, including walking the narrow paths to the town itself, bathing in the waters of a special fresh-water spring and dancing at the sanctuary.

                                     
  • Chalma may refer to: Chalma Afghanistan alternatively: Calma, Afghanistan Chalma Iran, a village in Zanjan Province, Iran Chalma Malinalco Mexico
  • of reptile species and birds. The San Miguel River is part of the Chalma - Malinalco sub - basin. It is an intermittent river and crosses the entire municipality
  • the conquest, were adapted to Catholic saints like the Señor de Chalma Chalma Malinalco Mexico State and the Virgen de los Remedios Virgin of Los
  • was founded by Toltecs in the year 1509, who were on a pilgrimage from Malinalco State of Mexico. At first, they settled what is historically known as
  • Atlacolmulco and Timilpan and has an aviary. Chalma Chalma is a small community, which is part of the municipality of Malinalco Mexico State. Its small population
  • municipality such as the communities of Coatepec and Huhutitlan belonging to Malinalco Many of the indigenous villages were governed under a system called the
  • Mole and other dishes simmering in cazuelas in Chalma Malinalco Mexico State