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
In the long process of development formed morphostructural features of the mountains of Central Asia and Kazakhstan
In the long process of development formed morphostructural features of the mountains of Central Asia and Kazakhstan. Tien Shan, Saur, Tarbagatai, Dzhungarsky Alatau, part of the ridges of the Pamirs belong to the revived belt, fold-hat mountain. Part of the Pamirs and Kopetdag – mountains of youth – hat-folded and folded.
The types of relief
A characteristic feature of the relief of the mountains of Central Asia and Kazakhstan is the tiering of the main types of topography and extensive development of surfaces alignment, which fragments are located at different hypsometric levels, and in the basins overlain by a cover of loose Neogene-Quaternary deposits.
The surface of the alignment are ancient relics of the smoothed topography that formed on the territory of the mountains to the commencement of the General crest of the uplift. The nature of them is different. In some cases, is a medium-altitude mountains smoothed, about 1-1,5 km rising above the upland plains, in addit ional – megagamete or hummocky upland plain with relative elevations of several Continue reading
While in school, I read a beautiful legend about a young amazing girl who became a victim of love’s own father.
He wanted to marry her, and to save himself from shame, the girl asked to build a high tower and jumped from there into the waves of the Caspian sea. And as soon as I had the opportunity, I decided to visit Azerbaijan and to show that the famous tower of his daughter.
The road to the hotel
In Baku we flew by plane. To our hotel was not too far away, however, being with a small child, I decided to use the taxi. Before the trip I studied the traditions and customs of this country, even as someone on a tip. It turned out that the taxi driver not to leave no reward. Just originally must specify the route and the exact fare. And so I did.
On the road my little girl fell asleep. I didn’t want to Wake her, so I asked the receptionist to help me. He carried a few suitcases and a sleeping daughter in the room. Tip in the case of delivery of Luggage be from three to five manat (the Azerbaijani national currency). But since he did me additional services, I gave the clerk 10 manat. He was pleased with. And most importantly, in the future, always on my first request fulfilled small orders. When leaving, I again thanked him several coins.
City tour and acquaintance with the waiter-guide
The next Continue reading