Arranged on the Abşeron Peninsula, the Fire Temple (Ateşgah) of Baku was a position of forfeit established over a flammable gas vent.
Fire customs at the landmass' various flammable gas vents go back to in any event the tenth century, despite the fact that the present sanctuary structure was worked amid the seventeenth and eighteenth hundreds of years. The structure is like the caravanserais (voyagers' hotels) of the area with pentagonal dividers encompassing a yard. Notwithstanding, amidst this yard sits a sacrificial stone, the focal point of the sanctuary complex where fire ceremonies were watched.
The sacred place is arranged right a gaseous petrol vent, touching off an expansive fire in the center and four little flares on the housetop corners of the structure. Encompassing the sanctuary holy place are various little cells which held the self-denying admirers and explorers.
Civil argument proceeds in the matter of whether this sanctuary was established as a Zoroastrian or a Hindu place of love, since the structure consolidates building components from the two religions, without entirely holding fast to either. The most settled hypothesis puts the sanctuary in the Zoroastrian convention, yet that it has advanced into a prevalently Hindu place of love after some time. In the late nineteenth century, the place was relinquished, in all likelihood because of the decreasing Indian populace in Azerbaijan.
Substantial abuse of the gaseous petrol holds on the promontory brought about the weariness of the fire in 1969. The flares seen today are encouraged by Baku's fundamental gas supply. In 1975, the complex was transformed into a historical center, and in 1998, it was assigned as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
(According to www.atlasobscura.com)
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