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How do Armenian feel about Mount Ararat?

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  • #71
    Re: How do Armenian feel about Mount Ararat?

    Originally posted by Haykakan View Post
    The sad truth is that by being on the other side of the border, armenians cant make the same attachments to Ararat that their ancesters did. Since you can't go to Ararat and climb it you won't get the feelings associated with that experience.Armenians climbed ararat and they considered the journey as a sort of pilgrimage where they came closer to god and many did it just for the sake of having accomplished a challange.Climbing the mountain was one of the things on the to do list for most armenians who were ambitios or liked adventure.
    The Universal Mountain (Ararat) is usually presented in three parts:
    on its summit dwell the gods, beneath it dwell the forces of evil, and in the middle of it (that is on earth) lives mankind. Greater Ararat (Masis) in ancient Armenian literature is known as "the mountain on which the sun strolls", and "the highest mountain in the universe" under which dwell evil forces. This shows that in the earliest beliefs of the Armenians Greater Ararat (Masis) was presented as the holy mountain that preserved the system of the universe after creation.
    It is apparent from a riddle dating to the 12th - 14th centuries preserved and recorded by Hovhannes Tsortsoretzi that Masis (Greater Ararat) was understood in the Armenian world-view as the Universal Mountain.

    "As defined by the great Creator
    it is a pyramid and the foundation of the world,
    the place of the house built by God
    on which human feet may not tread
    (answer - Masis)"

    In this sense, the report by the European traveler William Rubruk (13th cent.) is quite valuable. According to this report, among the Armenians it was forbidden to climb Mt. Ararat- Masis.
    When he asked why, it was forbidden, the Armenians answered:
    "Masis is the mother of the world"....

    This is an excerpt from the book "The Sacred Higlands: Armenia in the Spiritual Geography of the Ancient Near East" by Artak Movsisyan.


    • #72
      Re: How do Armenian feel about Mount Ararat?

      Originally posted by SweetAngessa View Post
      Do modern Armenian still feel it very sacred place? Ancient symbol of your nation and people? Do wish for to be returned from Turkey? I would like know what you feel about the present situation?
      Regardless of where in the world they live, most Armenian households will have at least one picture/photograph of Ararat on display.


      • #73
        Re: How do Armenian feel about Mount Ararat?

        Originally posted by bell-the-cat View Post
        Hmmm. Interesting.
        So, back to the postcard and that scroll with the 28th May date on it, is it just a symbolic representation or was there a real document dated 28th May? Or was there nothing proclaimed in writing until the 30th?
        Sorry for not replying sooner. I don't know of a proclamation document dated 28th May. However, Kachaznuni,Khatisian and Papadjanian were despatched at noon on 28th May to Batum, with unlimited powers to conclude peace on behalf of the Armenian people or in the name of independent Armenia.
        In such an inauspicious manner was born the Republic of Armenia.

        (taken from The Republic of Armenia,page 33, volume 1, the first year 1918-1919. Richard G. Hovannisian)...............
        he himself uses three seperate sources for this.


        • #74
          Re: How do Armenian feel about Mount Ararat?

          This is how Armenians feel about Mount Ararat!

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          • #75
            Re: How do Armenian feel about Mount Ararat?

            That is cool! Luckily they didn't get caught.
            Hayastan or Bust.


            • #76
              Re: How do Armenian feel about Mount Ararat?

              Originally posted by Federate View Post
              This is how Armenians feel about Mount Ararat!

              More and more Armenians are climbing Mount Ararat these days! This one is from a group last week.

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              • #77
                Re: How do Armenian feel about Mount Ararat?

                That's right. This is exactly how we feel about MT Ararat......Hurrah!!!!
                B0zkurt Hunter


                • #78
                  Re: How do Armenian feel about Mount Ararat?

                  The expeditions to the peak of our ancestral mountain continue. This time it is Homenetmen scouts from Israel that take the journey to the top. Video of the journey

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                  • #79
                    Re: How do Armenian feel about Mount Ararat?

                    Javakhk flag on Ararat

                    Sergei Kaifadjyan and his six-year son Amatuni Kaifadjyan first raised the flag of Javakhk on Mount Ararat. See text in English, Armenian, Russian below. Flag of Javakhk on Ararat... In August 2011 the well known Javahk Armenian climber Sergei Kaifadjyan and his six-year son Amatuni Kaifadjyan…
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