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Customs and traditions of Lezgian (with pictures)

Along with Islam in the Lezgin culture preserved the elements of pagan beliefs. To this day in the life of the Lezgian show a remarkable phenomena and items, customs and rituals that have deep roots in far antiquity. In the 21st century high-tech and amazing quirks of antiquity, the imprints of the past, and this shows again how diverse and unique corners of the Earth, one of which is the edge of the Lezghins.

Even in pre-Islamic times, when people could not describe the laws of nature, he ascribed all the divine spirits. The Lezgins, they were called the Djinn, which were more often evil than good. So naturally, to protect themselves and loved ones, made all kinds of charms. For example, if the house was built, we had to hang on the wall, the tableware. This was to bring new settlers happiness and prosperity. Still in Lezgin homes can be found this ancient “ADAT”.

As amulets, the Lezghins have also used thorny plants. Perhaps this is due to a belief that pricked sharp needles evil Genie will leave the person and not bring him into trouble. Similarly thorns were hung on the walls, and currently they are often seen as remote under the rear view Continue reading