THE KNIGHT IN THE PANTHER’S SKIN OF THE DOWRY

Abstract

Every nation has such treasures that embody its face, identity, character and spirituality. For Georgians, "The Knight in the Panther’s Skin " is a combination of all these. For centuries, it has been teaching us Georgians what kind of people we should be, how to behave in this or that situation, how to withstand and overcome trials, what moral criteria to live by. That's why the Georgian nation called " The Knight in the Panther’s Skin " the second "Bible".


"The Knight in the Panther’s Skin " in a way defined the path that Georgia should follow in the following centuries, it, as a mirror and as a torch, illuminated the path for the Georgian nation on the one hand, and on the other hand, like a mirror, it showed all the life events that they should guide.


"The Knight in the Panther’s Skin" overcame time, it rose above all eras, authorities, all kings and rulers and became the face of the nation. When a Georgian wants to present himself, he first of all recalls Shota Rustaveli and his unique creation.


The Georgians of all times deeply believed that “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin” was the miraculous book that could light up the native fire in his heart, awaken them and prepare them for battle. That's why "The Knight in the Panther’s Skin" occupied a great place in the life of the Georgian nation. to illustrate this in the presented article, we will talk about the importance given to the tradition of giving this poem as a dowry in ancient Georgia, which was established centuries ago and continues to this day.


 


 


Keywords: The Knight in the Panther’s Skin, dowry, wedding, feast.         

Published
2023-12-18
How to Cite
MTVARELIDZE, Murad. THE KNIGHT IN THE PANTHER’S SKIN OF THE DOWRY. PHILOLOGICAL RESEARCHES, [S.l.], n. VII, p. 58-67, dec. 2023. ISSN 2667-9612. Available at: <http://www.sciencejournals.ge/index.php/NJ/article/view/388>. Date accessed: 14 apr. 2024.
Section
SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES - LITERATURE SECTION