Fire Temple

Worship Place of the Parsis.

Parsis or Zoroastrians build Fire Temples as places of their worship. There are three grades of Fire Temples, Atash Behram, Atash Adaram, and Atash dadgah. The holiest Fire Temple in India is the Atash Behram at Udvada, about one hundred miles from Mumbai. Here the Sacred Fire brought by Iranian refugees from Iran has been continuously burning since 1741. Consecrated around 790 AD, the Fire temple, Atlash Behram at Sanjan, is the earliest fire temple in India.

Updated on 19th June, 2005


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