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 (890)

Edwards Wzxm on May 8, 2014

Very nice picture, great landscape view.

brignon 55 on August 30

Magnifique paysage!L

whatsapp para pc on September 22

Hermoso lugar y tiro.

whatsapp para pc on September 22

Muy buena foto

Maquinaria-taller on October 6

Impresionante, muy buena.

mapamundial.co on October 7

Magnífico paisaje y bonita foto

H. Lisbeth on October 25

Sehr schöne Landschaft, gutes Foto, Like

Viele Grüße, Lisbeth

farid atar on November 13

Really beautiful! Like! Greetings!

یاشاسین آذربایجان

البته من یزدی ام

Səməd on November 19


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  • 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