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Peti Diwa

Saleh'Alire » Natural Wonders & Oddities Tolara Lake Khonsu

Located in the Chisisi Desert in Talaina'Vao, Tolara, the natural feature known as Peti Diwa is an underwater sinkhole; typically such cenotes are deep, water-filled sinkholes created whenever the roof of an underground cavern collapses- creating a natural pool which gradually becomes filled with water. In the case of Peti Diwa, however, the sinkhole is situated just off the northern shore of Lake Khonsu. As it's already under water, there is no known open air cavern.   Known as the third largest such natural structure in the world, so far no one has successfully explored the hole to its natural end. Over time, the natural ebb and flow of the lake has deposited large sandbars on the edges closest to the shore of the lake, while slowly eroding the interior edge of the feature more each year. Several times a year as a result, the section of water above Peti Diwa is known to become incredibly turbulent- though no one knows exactly why this happens. It's speclated, however, that the turbulence is caused by more of the underground structure falling away.   The site itself is well renowned for the vivid, deep blue coloration of the water inside. Being open to the surface, the bedrock lined hole extends well into the earth- with the clarity of the water allowing for a near perfect view of the steep walls which make up its jagged exterior. The mineral rich waters of Lake Khonsu- combined with the rich hue and overall interest of Peti Diwa, draw hundreds of people to its shores every year.
Located In
Lake Khonsu, Chisisi Desert;
Talaina'Vao, Tolara

Landmark Type
Cenote / Underwater Sinkhole

A Gate Elsewhere

  The Ilerians believe Peti Diwa is one of the many direct gates leading to the realm of Ta-Khara Diwa- or the Ilerian afterlife. For that reason it is considered an important religious site for mourning Ileri especially. It also often serves as a pilgrimage destination for holy days which celebrate the Ancestors- among many other functions related to the Ilerian practice of Ancestor Veneration.

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