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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... 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 ... is fully supported by the medieval geographers who make mention of fire temples in most of the Iranian towns ... to Zoroastrian dogma, such occupations that involved defiling fire made them impure ...
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