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
This is a list of Atash Behrams that still survive today.
|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|
|Anjuman Atash Behram||Mumbai||1897|
|Yezd Atash Behram||Yazd||1932|