Izadi Holy Mountain (R. Leysi-- ارسباران)

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KhodaAfarin County

Most inhabitants of the now abandoned village, Garmanav, were Izadis, followers of an ancient cult with beliefs akin to sun worshiping. They used to slaughter sacrificial animals in a site located at the slopes of this hill. Nobody bothered to ask the reasons behind the holiness of the site. However, the pleasures of an occasional feast was so tempting that the followers of the Shia' sect attended the holy site, too. Nowadays there is no worshipers and the centuries long tradition, along with liberal minded Izadi culture, will be soon forgotten.

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Comments (895)

qaradag on April 10, 2015

salam semed bey. bu kendin adi nedir ve hardadi? abbasabad terefinde dir ya ki keleyber? teshekkurler

viarsa89 on May 1, 2015

Thanks for the photo

Anna Lucia on May 8, 2015

Lindo vale, parabéns pela foto

conciliacion laboral… on June 1, 2015


David Lopez on June 15, 2015

what a nice mountain

Julie Larneau on June 17, 2015

Beautiful photo! Like from france!!

Aldana Fortale on June 17, 2015

Nice! It looks a lot like my homeplace!

José Mauricio Sánche… on September 25, 2015

Hermoso paraiso.

Səməd on September 28, 2015


Daniele SanProsecco on September 29, 2015

Ho sepre sognato visitare l'Iran!!!

Dr.FabioPimenta on October 8, 2015

What a wonderful view

calderas de gas on December 24, 2015

Sin palabras. Precioso!

sagradafamilia on January 12, 2016

El valle encantado, hay una pelicula asi

Sonia Rios on June 11

me encanta

Harri L on September 9

Very nice photo, beautiful view! Like

Greetings, Harri

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 18, 2012
  • Attribution-No Derivative Works
    by Səməd
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A2100 IS
    • Taken on 2011/06/01 16:00:11
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 6.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash