There is a column with a hole in the middle covered by bronze plates at the northwest of the building which was also named as the perspiring column or the wishing column. In some references, it is indicated that this column had become blessed in due course among community. Rumors appeared in East-Roman period that it had a healing effect on humans. The legend has it that, Emperor Justinian wandering in the building with a severe headache leaned his head to this column and after a while he realized that the headache was gone. This story had been heard among the public and the rumor regarding the healing effect of the column got around. Hence, people believed that they would get better if they put their fingers into that hole on the column and then rub them to the place where disease is felt. According to another legend, this wetness is described as the tear of Virgin Mary.
There is a well in the middle of the big hall in Hagia Sophia. In the past, this well was a place where people who had heart disease often came. They came here on three consecutive Saturdays, on an empty stomach, making the morning prayer and drinking it. This tradition lasted until the mosque was turned into a museum. There is an iron cover about 50 inches in diameter on the well. When a 7 meter bar is hung, its bottom cannot be reached. Water is still present, taste sweet and mineralized.
If the coffin is touched, Hagia Sophia will be destroyed!
There is a coffin on the middle qibla gate of the Hagia Sophia. This coffin made of yellow rice its the Queen Sofia tomb. There is a danger, "Do not touch this coffin" is called. Because if you get caught in the coffin, a big noise starts and the whole building is starting to shake. There's an angel on all four sides of the dome. These are Gabriel, Michael, Israfel and Azrael. These angels are drawn in wings. According to Faith, Azrael tells of the deaths of the emperors, the attacks of the Mikhail enemies, and the events that will happen when Gabriel and Israfel. Believers, the coffin with these angels to establish a relationship between the tomb.
It is said that when you enter the south door of the building, Hz. Hızır had written the doomsday to the column in the 3rd line.
Devil is in prison in Hagia Sophia
Its said that after the conquest of Istanbul, Fatih the conqueror has ordered that Hagia Sophia should be turned into a mosque. He put Akşemsettin in charge. The workers struggled to catch the prayer but the demon gave them anxiety because he didn’t want Hagia Sophia as a mosque. When Akşemsettin understood this situation, he prostrated and pray. God accepted his pray and locked the demon to a stone in Hagia Sophia.
The conversion of Hagia Sophia to Qibla
The building of Hagia Sophia is not exactly in the right place, so it shows a slight slip towards Mecca. Since it cannot be a constructive error, it can be thought that in the time of the building, there is a slight slip due to the tectonic movements. Its said that Cebrail's finger rotate the Hagia Sophia.
Pastor disappearing with the Holy Grail
During the conquest of Constantinople, the priest who preached in Hagia Sophia is said to have passed through a door so that the bowl would not fall into the hands of Muslims. According to the legend; Muslims who saw the pastor pass through the door, running from behind the pastor, but the door turns into a flat wall. Another narrative of the priest is that if Istanbul is taken back by the Christian world, the door will open and the priest will continue his preaching from where he is staying.
The Sacred Relics of Jesus in Hagia Sophia
One of the most fascinating secrets of Hagia Sophia. The cross where Jesus was crucified and the nails used were in a secret section. According to the story; These relics from Jerusalem are kept in a secret compartment in Hagia Sophia. The secret of Hagia Sophia to the relics of these Hz. It is believed that Jesus is Hagia Sophia where he will land 40 thousand years later!
Fish on ceiling of Hagia Sophia
If you went to Hagia Sophia, you saw the fish figure in front of the Emperor's Gate. They have a story like everything else inside. The story tells us that during the siege of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror, Hagia Sophia priests fried fish. Frying fish fried fish in the pan to understand the conquest of the oil is cut out of the hot oil.
Talisman of Doors
There are 361 gates of Hagia Sophia. However, 101 of the doors that are larger than the others are said to be talisman. Because when these doors are counted, there is an extra door.
The Secret of the Deisis Mosaic
In 1264, a mausoleum of Deisis is being made. In this mosaic Hz. Jesus is said to be not really Jesus. The reason for this is the scar on the right eyebrow of the Jesus figure in the mosaic. The scar marks the number 11 and it is known to belong to the Pythagorean Priest Apollon.