Fire temple

Fire temple in Surat, Gujarat

The Parsis worship the holy fire consecrated out of 16 types fires including (as Wikipedia tells me) that of a funeral pyre, a shepherd’s hearth, a goldsmith’s hearth, a potter’s kiln and a fire caused by lightning.

Out of bounds for all other communities, the Parsi fire temple (or Agiary) have always been something of an enigma.

Seen here is a detail of a fire temple in Surat, Gujarat, India.

More about fire temples here

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