Open Doors Day at the State Historical and Architectural Reserve “Atashgah Temple”

State Historical and Architectural Reserve “Atashgah Temple” Surakhani district, Baku, Azerbaijan
September 27th, 2017 - September 27th, 2017
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The Atashgah Temple is a fire temple built in the 17-18th centuries on a place where natural gas came onto the surface and the "eternal" unquenchable fire burned. The current temple was built on the site of ancient Zoroastrian (fire-worshipers) temples. Those temples were built approximately in the 2nd-3rd centuries. In the 17th century, a chapel, 26 cells and a caravanserai were built next to the temple. The cells used to have the necessary conditions for the administration of various religious rites and fire worshipping activities of priests. The pilgrims visiting the temple had the opportunity to relax in the caravanserai. At the beginning of the 18th century the temple assumed its present form.

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