Kavarskas' Tufa or St.John's Baptist spring

Kavarskas' Tufa or St.John's Baptist spring

The spring comes out in suffusion cirque located in the upper part of the right slope of Šventoji River valley. In the recess of the spring and at its edges percolating are waters saturated with calcium salts resulting in formation of tufa which are also called freshwater carbonates. Calcium enriched water is the key factor determining formation of tufa. Since the old times it is believed that spring water containing fossil limeboulder has healing powers, provides energy, strength, and heals wounds. Water comes to this spring by seven streams, and there is a boulder well that was built to facilitate running of water. People drink this water and use it to wash themselves. Beside the stream there is a column shrine build for the St. John Baptist.