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Izadi Holy Mountain (R. Leysi-- ارسباران)

Arasbaran

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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  • Uploaded on January 18, 2012
  • Attribution-No Derivative Works
    by Samad Talebpour
    • 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