Fire Temples

Fire Temples

A fire temple in Zoroastrianism is the place of worship for Zoroastrians. Zoroastrians revere fire in any form. In the Zoroastrian religion, fire (see Atar), together with clean water (see Aban), are agents of ritual purity. Clean, white "ash for the purification ceremonies regarded as the basis of ritual life," which, "are essentially the rites proper to the tending of a domestic fire, for the temple is that of the hearth fire raised to a new solemnity" (Boyce, 1975:455).

For, one "who sacrifices unto fire with fuel in his hand, is given happiness." (Yasna 62.1; Nyashes 5.7)

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... During their reign, approximately 300 years after the Arab conquest, fire temples were still found in almost every province of Persia including Khorasan, Kirman, Sijistan and other areas under ... According to Al-Shahrastani, there were fire-temples even in Baghdad at the time ... In almost all the Iranian provinces, according to Al Masudi, fire temples were to be found – the Madjus he says, venerate many fire temples in Iraq, Fars, Kirman, Sistan, Khurasan ...
Fire Temples - Bibliography and References
... Boyce, Mary (1975), "On the Zoroastrian Temple Cult of Fire", Journal of the American Oriental Society (Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 2006-09-06 Drower, Elizabeth Stephens (1944), "The Role of Fire in Parsi Ritual", The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (The Journal of the Royal. 1989), "Atrušan", Encyclopaedia Iranica, 3, Costa Mesa Mazda Pub Shenkar, Michael (2007), "Temple Architecture in the Iranian World before the Macedonian Conquest ...
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... In almost all the Iranian provinces, according to Al Masudi, fire temples were to be found – the Madjus he says, venerate many fire temples in Iraq, Fars, Kirman, Sistan, Khurasan, Tabaristan ... supported by the medieval geographers who make mention of fire temples in most of the Iranian towns ... according to Zoroastrian dogma, such occupations that involved defiling fire made them impure ...

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