Nino Bagrationi
Giorgi Bagrationi
Giorgi Bagrationi
Gia Shervashidze

The church is located 2kmaway from the south-east of the church, within the Kermukhi Gorge. With its scale the building merges harmoniously with the landscape.

The church was many times destroyed by invaders. Yet every destruction was followed by restoration supported by locals.

The church as it stands now is a result of 1894 restoration and is almost completely rebuilt.

It is to be noted that Kurmukhi St George’s is venerated not only by Christian and Muslim Georgians but also by themuslim community of non-Georgian origin. It is regarded as one of the holiest sites.

According to Georgian chronicles, the church served as a monastery. In the late 13th and early 14th century, Kurmukhi Monastery had an archbishop subordinated to the Catholicos of Georgia. Mtiuleti and Daghestani (Tsakhuri) churches were also subordinated to the archbishop.

The wooded terraces surrounding Kurmukhi Church preserve ruins of monastic buildings.