Pijal was a planet located in the Pijal system of the Inner Rim. At some point prior to the Invasion of Naboo, a political dispute broke out on Pijal, leading the Jedi Rael Averross to request the assistance of Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi to settle the dispute.
The planet had a form of celestial religion that included a worship of ancient celestial gods. These gods were worshipped in temples, which were usually placed with a view of the sky, for example on top of a rock formation.
The religious leader is called the Skykeeper.
The religion considered circles and spheres as a sacred shape.
The most known common religious practise was for the members to perform pilgrimages into space periodically to experience the darkness and zero-gravity for themselves, usually in old ships called soulships – so to make them truly grateful for the beautiful planet they had. A part of great rituals on Pijal, like a coronation, was also to fly up into space.
“Feel the effortless embrace of the spirits through travelling to space.”
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