Atash Behram

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An Atash Behram (Fire of Victory) is the highest grade of a fire that can be placed in a (Zoroastrian) fire temple. The establishment and consecration of this fire is the most elaborate of all the grades of fire. It involves the gathering of 16 different types of fire, including lightning, fire from a cremation pyre, fire from trades where a furnace is operated, and fires from the hearths as is also the case for the Atash Adaran. Each of the 16 fires is then subject to a purification ritual before it joins the others. 32 priests are required for the consecration ceremony, which can take up to a year to complete.

List of Atash Behrams[edit]

This is a list of Atash Behrams that still survive today.

Image Name Location Year Established

Udwada atash behram.jpg

Iranshah Atash Behram Udvada 1742
Desai Atash Behram Navsari 1765
Dadiseth Atash Behram Mumbai 1783
Vakil Atash Behram Surat 1823
Modi Atash Behram Surat 1823
Wadia Atash Behram Mumbai 1830
Banaji Atash Behram Mumbai 1845

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Anjuman Atash Behram Mumbai 1897
Ateshkadeh yazd.jpg Yezd Atash Behram Yazd 1932