The Zoroastrian religion is
still embraced by the people of Yazd, who have inherited a
rich and ancient culture, dating back to some 2500 years
ago. Part of their heritage is numerous “Atashkadeh”
(fire temple) and other religious sites. Yazd’s fire
temple is now within a building that was constructed in
Reza Shah period, about 1936.
said the fire has been kept burning since 1500 years ago.
The following are among the important Zoroastrian places
of pilgrimage in Yazd:
Sabz, located on the slope of a mountain near Ardakan, is
believed to date back to pre-Islamic years.
Mehr, found in almost all Zoroastrian neighborhoods, had
been a gathering place for Zoroastrian elderly men, who
would consult and resolve people’s problems. Darb
Mehrnoush and Darb Mehr Dastouran are among these public
scattered in great numbers across the province, are also
of religious significance. The more famous peerangahs are
Sarv Cham, Peer Shah Varahram Izad (in Khorramshahr), Peer
Mehr Izad (in Abshahi), Peer Narestaneh (near Dorbeed),
Peer Banoo in Zarjou Village (Aqda) and Peer Naraki (south
Khaneh, a place for donations and alms, is usually endowed
by the faithful for such purposes. Moubadan Gahanbar
Khaneh in Dinyari School’s alley is one of the most