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14-JUN-2014 Jola Dziubinska

Atash Bahram

Yazd/ یزد‎ , Iran

Atash Bahram (Victorious Fire).
A fire temple in Zoroastrianism is the place of worship.
Fire, together with clean water, are agents of ritual purity.

The temple Atash Behram in Yazd was established in 1932.
It is considered a holy Zoroastrian temple which is home to Atash Bahram (Victorious Fire).
The fire found inside this temple in Yazd has been burning continuously since 470 AD. It came to this simple building in 1932.
The fire is of the highest grade and is referred to as the Atash Behram or Fire of victory. The flame is composed of fire from 16 different sources which have been collected from various flames, including lightning, fire from a cremation pyre, fire from trades where a furnace is operated, and fires from the hearths. Each of the 16 fires is then subject to a purification ritual before it joins the others. Thirty two priests are required for the consecration ceremony, which can take up to a year to complete.

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joseantonio17-Jul-2014 12:30
A real beauty. thank you for your information about it.V.
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