Fire Temples

In the Parsi religion, fire temples, often referred to as Agiaries or Atash Behrams, are extremely important. These temples honor the sacred fire, which is valued in Zoroastrianism as a representation of divinity and purity.

Atash Behram: It is the most sacred fire temple, it is at the highest grade. India has only nine Atash Behrams in the world. Specifically, each Atash Behram is made up of a sacred fire that has been burning for a long time.

Atash Adaran: These temples are fire temples, but are of a lower standard than Atash Behrams. The Adaran fire of this consecrated temple is also kept by priests. As compared with Atash Behrams, Atash Adarans are quite many and are present in almost all the countries inhabited by Parsis.

Agiaries: These fire temples are among the commonly used ones in most Parsi communities across the world. Atash Dadgah fire is consecrated to be kept at Agiaries, which is used for daily religious ceremonies. Some famous fire temples are listed below: 

Udvada

Anjuman

Wadiaji

Meherjirana

However, it must be remembered that fire temples are holy places that only Parsis or believers can enter.

There are various fire temples spread across the world in the Parsi religion, also known as Zoroastrianism. Here are some examples:

The most well-known fire temple among Parsis in Gujarat, India is the Udvada Atash Behram. It is there in Udvada. Iranshah Atash Behram is one of the oldest continuously burning fires in the world, which is located at. It is hypothesized to have been taken to India over a thousand years ago from Persia.

Meherjirana Atash Behram is a fire temple from Navsari in Gujarat, India. It is also historically important as it is the site of the Meherjirana Atash Adaran, a perpetual sacred fire which has been burning since 1742.

One of the fire temples in Mumbai, Maharashtra, is Anjuman Atash Behram. It is home to the Atash Adaran, holy fire dedicated in 1897. The temple facilitates religious ceremonies as well as communal meetings.

India’s Wadiaji Atash Behram, Mumbai: Out of these eight Atash Behrams, one is Wadiaji Atash Behram at Mumbai. This is one of crucial Parsi spiritual place which encompasses the Iranshah Atash Padshah Saheb. It is the cultural, and social hub of the Parsi community in Mumbai.

Dadiseth Atash Kadeh, India: This fire temple is situated at Maharashtra, Mumbai and this has its greatness along with history. This is a very old fire temple in Mumbai.

Iranshah Atash Behram, India: This fire temple is located in Udvada, Gujarat and holds great reverence for the Parsis. The Iranshah fire is kept therein.

Fire temples that serve to be the basis for Parsi religious rituals and hold them in high esteem as holy sites. The above are some of the fire temples associated with the Parsi religion.