Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Baku
Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
Observe traces of ancient fire worship at Ateshgah - Fire Temple, which today functions as a museum. The large, walled, castle-like complex dates from the 17th and 18th centuries, although the location exploited Azerbaijan's gas-rich soil as far back as the 7th century CE, when Zoroastrians worshipped live fire from the natural gas vent on site. The current temple, built by Baku's Hindu community, provided a stopover for traders on the Silk Road. A museum documenting Hindu and Zoroastrian communities in Azerbaijan occupies a number of the restored pavilions, where life-size mannequins wearing traditional clothing represent life in this caravanserai. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Baku holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ateshgah - Fire Temple and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Находится в Сураханах ,это район Баку чуть дальше от центра. Атешгях это храм огня ,вечный огонь .Он никогда не тухнет. Есть музей экспонаты олицетворяющие эпоху древности ,когда исповедовали Зороастр... read more »Situated in Surakhani district of Baku, is a little farther from the Center. Atashgah fire temple is eternal flame he never goes out. There are Museum exhibits personifying the era of antiquity, when practiced Zoroastrianism.show original
I loved this place . It was a beautiful and have a big story if you visit this place you should know this story.
Атешгях обязательно стоит посетить всем, кто интересуется историей. Это необыкновенное место, которое притягивало людей на протяжении веков. Поклонятся огню и богам сюда приходили индуисты и зороастри... read more »Ateshgah is well worth a visit for anyone interested in history. This is an extraordinary place that attracted people for centuries. Worship fire and the gods came here Hindus and Zoroastrians. This monument of culture of gentrified, the entrance is not expensive. You can get there by public transport.show original
good place to give a visit, .. easy way to access : from Qara Qarayev metro station take the bus no. 191, and stop at the temple itself ( Atesgah mabadi ) which is around 25 min ( = 16 stops ) ..
I live near this template. Its very beautiful & place with deep history. I advice everybody who visit Azerbaijan have time and see this historical and religious place
This is not a Hindu temple, Hindu ppl never managed to get any congregation in Azerbaijan. It is an old Zoroastrian temple (we call it Fire temple) and at some point in time most of the Zoroastrian fled for India, which is why now they can be found mainly in India. Zoroastriansim has nothing to do with Hinduism.
Mohammad Mehdi Attaran
Zoroastrianism is an ancient Iranian religion and a religious philosophy. Once the state religion of Ancient Iran, at present, it is practiced by only a small number of people, most of whom are Parsees living in India. It is not related to Hinduism.
The last indian zoroastrians were seen there by famous french writer Alexander Dumas and written in his travel stories about Azerbaijan.
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