• 16 September 2018 - 15:54
  • Journalist: p.bahadoran
  • News Code: 353535

Zoroastrian Fire Temple of Isfahan

The fire temple of Isfahan is located in the western part of Isfahan, in the road of Isfahan-Najaf Abad, near Monar Jonban, on top of a rocky and low hill. The temple was inspired by the Zoroastrianism, which was the main religion of Ancient Persia and a minority religion in Iran of today.

The fire temple of Isfahan is one of the historical monuments of Isfahan and one of the memorials of the ancient Iran. This historical place which is situated near the Zayande-Rood River, dates back to Sassanid era or earlier. The building of the fire temple is big and circular with numerous hatches. This building was built with mud bricks that made from pebbles, and the reed on the bankside of ZayandeRood River.

On top of the hill, there is a round building which has 8 corners and each corner has a window. It is said that Zoroastrian priests were placing the Holy Fire inside this building. There are many holes in the texture of this building that were dug by treasure hunters.

This fire temple has aslo 7 big windows and one entrance door; the fire is visible from each side. There are a number of shelves on top of the door and all the windows inside the fire temple. The fire temple of Isfahan is registered in the list of national monument of Iran in 1951, with the registration number of 380.

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