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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Səməd on February 5


Benenficios de la Ar… on February 9


increible me encanta

Tom Nowak (PL) on March 18

L - Interesujące miejsce i ciekawa historia. Pozdrawiam - Tom

remedios986 on March 24

Hermoso lugar! Expectacular fotografia!!

OmerLeon on March 26

"going nowhere" really nice shot and light

qaradag on April 10

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

viarsa89 on May 1

Thanks for the photo

Anna Lucia on May 8

Lindo vale, parabéns pela foto

David Lopez on June 15

what a nice mountain

Julie Larneau on June 17

Beautiful photo! Like from france!!

Aldana Fortale on June 17

Nice! It looks a lot like my homeplace!

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Photo taken in Qara-Dagh Protected Area, East Azerbaijan, Iran

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