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)

Wolfgang Tatzel on August 28, 2013

Very nice place and what a wonderfull world ... it could be. No war any more!

Pasapa on August 28, 2013

I the north of Spain there is a similar mountain, called Umandia.

like+Fav., gretings and best wishesssssssss...........Pa.

Mónica✵ on September 24, 2013

It is amazing!!!
:) YSL

Dr.Azzouqa on October 31

Beautiful place.

Excellent shot.


Best wishes from Jordan.


ALENDE DEVASIA on January 13

Beautiful place and shot. Thanks for the info. YSL. Greetings. Alende

Səməd on January 21


정인우 on February 5

Lovely ~~

I have the greatest respect for you !!!

Fantastic shot !

Very good photo ! Like it ! !!

Thank you so much my dear ...

Wonderful photo and beautiful !!!

basri basriev on March 12

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Eagle Eye Francais on March 22

Superb View...!!! Like and Favorite !

alishokri 13 days ago

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  • Uploaded on January 18, 2012
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    by Səməd
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A2100 IS
    • Taken on 2011/06/01 16:00:11
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    • F/Stop: f/9.000
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