Yazd Fire Temple


In the distant years there was no match or other way to start a fire, so in one place a fire was always lit so that people could put it out daily and light their stoves. This android was called the temple of fire. The occupation of the ancient Iranians was agriculture and their livelihood was based on sunlight and heat. Also, light, heat and light are available to people on the fire ground. For this reason, fire is one of the most important and sacred elements in human life. It was after the discovery of fire that culture and civilization were formed.

Over time, the Fire Temple has become a place of Zoroastrian gathering and celebrations and religious rituals. The current Yazd Fire Temple building was constructed in November 1313 by a Persian Zoroastrian named “Hamabaei” on land donated by several Iranian Zoroastrians, including the Amanat brothers, in memory of the death of their father, Ardeshir Mehraban Rostam.

The fire that burns inside this fire temple has been lit for over 1,500 years. This fire was brought from the fire of the Karian Fire Temple in Larestan, which was brought to Aqda in Yazd and was kept there for almost 700 years, then in 522 AH (1174 AD) it was transported from Aqda in Ardakan (village of Turkabad) and about 300 The year was also in Turkabad and in solar 852 (1474 AD) was taken from Turkabad to Yazd and preserved.

The main building of the temple of fire is located at a height of about forty meters from the ground and in the middle of a large courtyard covered with evergreen cypresses and pines. The stone capitals in front of the hall of the main building and the ornate stones at the foot of the walls are the work of artists from Isfahani. These artists carved the stones in Isfahan and then took them to Yazd.