The Zoroastrian Fire Temple of Yazd

Yazd, the second ancient city of the world, has been keeping the flame of a 1500-year-old fire burning within its heart. Yazd has always been one of the most frequently visited destinations of Iran and its tourist attractions have fascinated countless travelers from all over the world forever more.

The Zoroastrian Fire Temple of Yazd is where the sacred Zoroastrian fire has been kept alight for an eternity, therefore this site is also used for worship and prayers by the Zoroastrian citizens. It is noteworthy to mention that, this gorgeous and awe-inspiring Fire Temple has a lot to offer in cultural, historical and architectural perspective.

Since Zoroastrian Fire Temple of Yazd was specifically designed for the Zoroastrians to worship and say their prayers, it is consisted of two entries; only one of which is used by the tourists who want to pay a visit.

As you enter the Fire Temple’s yard as a visitor, you will be enchanted by the brick building, which is constructed slightly above the floor, accompanied by a circular pond filled with lucid water and visitor’s coins right in front of it that will captivate your gaze for hours.

The pond being right ahead of the entrance of the Fire Mansion is an exclusive feature of all the Fire Temples. In other words, not only it is customary that the Fire Temple ought to be built in front of a pool but also this unique feature adorns the temples and adds to their beauty in its own way. The sacred flame of life is kept in a room in the middle of the building in order to be steered clear of sunlight. There are also rooms adjacent to where the eternal fire is kept that are solely used by the Zoroastrians to worship and say their prayers.

You may also notice that whole place is decorated with cypress trees which is due to the Zoroastrian belief that the first seed of cypress tree was brought here from heaven by The great Zoroaster himself, hence the usage of cypress trees in Fire Temples is a tradition.

Another mesmerizing tradition is that all the four main elements: Water, Soil, Air and Fire were used in construction of the .

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