Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Yazd

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See the flame allegedly lit in the 4th century at Zoroastrian Fire Temple. The temple, built in 1934, houses one of nine existing Atash Behram flames, which represent the most revered type of fire a Zoroastrian temple can possess. Step into the Achaemenid-style building, surrounded by a peaceful garden, to observe the sacred flame, brought from Aqda to Yazd when the temple was established. The iconic flame, situated behind a glass enclosure, supposedly traces its origins to an elaborate ritual in which 16 priests collect 32 types of fire and join them in a consecration ceremony. Plan to visit Zoroastrian Fire Temple during your Yazd vacation using our convenient Yazd trip builder.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Learnt a lot about the religion of Zoroastrianism here; their prophet, holy book, and their eternal burning flame. There are a lot.of information boards available so if you were to go without a guide,...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    This is a very good place if you want to know about Zoroastrianism which was the ancient religion of Iranian people. You can see different objects which are used for different ceremonies. There is als...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    It is worth to visit this beautiful place , you can have wonderful chance to see 1500 fire which is particularly special for zoroastrian . This fire came from one of the important fire temple AZARFARA...  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    It is a great place! It's a pilgrimage site for Zoroastrians. This place can be recognized from afar by its tall trees. The Zoroastrian people are very nice and hospitable. The place has a fire which has been burning for some 1400 years! So its fire is somehow historical. Above the entrance you can see a blue farvahar. The inside of the Fire temple is simple. You can see the depiction of Zoroaster on one of its walls. The interior is covered with quotes from Avesta. To the left side of the temple there is a small museum which will tell you about the Zoroastrain lifestyle and about their traditions. Under it there is a way leading to an old worshiping place.
  • June 6, 2017
    Yes the place does not look majestic and fire itself is not a big deal, BUT its a symbol of survival. The original Persians had been attacked by the Arabs 1400 years ago and became muslims and they tried to eliminate any relationship with the past, just what ISIS is trying to do right now. The very fact the fire has been kept burning till now shows the original and the true spirit of Persia is still alive and did not disappear after 7000 years.
  • March 24, 2017
    A fire is still alive since 1500 years ago inside the temple! for Zoroastrians fire is always holy element. Be aware that holidays is a bad time for visiting this place.
  • March 8, 2017
    Some disappointment. Its sacred fire is said to be 2000 years old but the chalice in which it is burning looks new + I expected it be really huge but it is as looks in the photos. Well .. you believe what you want to believe.
  • March 29, 2017
    Zoroastrian fire temple contains two sections one is cistern that the zoroastrian get water for drinking which was filled by qanat water flow and the other section is a temple of fire ... in that temple you can see a very old alive fire that been light up more than 1500 years by trusted zoroastrian You can also find more information about farvahar (Good speech ,Good behaviour,Good deed) I really like this religious

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