The most famous Iranian Zoroastrian Fire Temple. This picturesque building with a Sassanid design, located in a lush green garden courtyard. It keeps a holy flame that is said to have been burning since around 470 AD which is visible just through a window from the entrance hall. the oldest monotheistic religions of the world by the name of Zoroastrian followers appreciate it(not worship).
A great Zoroastrian element by the name Fravahar with wings spread to represent good thoughts, good words, and good deeds, the Faravahar symbol adorns the building's entrance and welcomes the visitors. The museum houses some relics and, of more interest, a set of information panels that explain some of the principles and customs of the Zoroastrian religion, which dates back to around 5000 years. There are around 4,000 Zoroastrians living in Yazd, one of the largest concentrations of this type in Iran.
One of the most important and prominent historical-religious places in Yazd is the Zoroastrian fire temple also known as Yazd Atash Behram, which is a favorite of many tourists. It enshrines the Atash Bahram, meaning “Victorious Fire”, dated to 470 AD. This is one of the nine Atash Bahrams that have remained from ancient Iran. The other one is transferred to India by the last Zoroastrians after the occupation of Iran by Arabs. The fire temples first built in the Sasanian Empire to revere fire( one of the 4 holy elements), which is the manifestation of Ahura Mazda in the Zoroastrian religion.
This fire is part of the 1400-year-old sacred fire that was moved to this location some 400 years ago. As mentioned, it is said to have been burning since about 470 AD during the Sasanid dynasty. Back then, the fire was in the Pars Karyan fire temple in the southern Pars district of Larestan. After that, it was transferred to Aqda for another 700 years and then transferred to the Nahid-e Pars temple near Ardakan in 1173. Finally, after 300 years, was transferred to the house of a high priest in Yazd, and in 1934 The current Fire Temple Building was built for it. This always bright fire, which is kept by Zoroastrian priests, is located on a Fire Place and out of people's reach, and visitors are only allowed to see it from behind the glass. The Anjuman-i Nasiri opened the Yazd Atash Behram in the 1960s to non-Zoroastrian visitors.