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“Presence of Hinduism and Sikhism at Ateshgah”

Ateshgah - Fire Temple
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Day-Tour Visiting Zoroastrian Temple and Burning Mountain From Baku
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“Presence of Hinduism and Sikhism at Ateshgah”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Presence of Hindu priest who build their homes around the spot where the fire was coming from related this to their god. There are writing in hindi on the doors. Surprisingly, One of the door has writing from the Sikhism holy book in Gurmukhi ( Punjabi). This would be from the early 1500 AD time. All the people who lived there have moved on. It was nice to see that Azerbaijan Government is taking care of this.

Visited July 2012
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Tordera, Spain
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“Waiting for improvement”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

The temple is very nice and it would be better (for me) if it would be already in use (is it?).
The museification is not precisely the best but at least anyone can make an idea of how it would be.
Hopefully in few months (years maybe) it would be a very nice must to see in the land of fire).

Visited June 2013
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“Do not miss!”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Baku Fire temple is about a 45 minute taxi ride from downtown Baku. This area used to be the site of a Zoroastrian temple. The temple was destroyed by invasions..A hindu temple was constructed by hindu traders in the 17th century who also worshipped fire (Jwala ji). There are inscriptions in Sanskrit and Gurmukhi in the temple. The temple was also used by Sikh traders as a place to worship. There is an English speaking guide available (4 manat). Entry fee is 2 manat per person. Lot of history. You will appreciate even more if you have some background or knowledge about Zoroastrian and hindu religions..

Visited May 2013
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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“Not Too Impressive”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Though it is widely advertised as a place to visit, didn't find it to be as impressive as many of the other places in Azerbaijan.

if you do go there, I would suggest a pass by Fire Mountain, which is not too far from it, where you can see some natural gas fire being omitted from the rocks of a hill. Though not professionally maintained and advertised, the mere natural phenomenon of it is breathtaking in my opinion. It is fire that has been omitting for thousands of years, even during rainy and snowy weather.

In my opinion, Fire Mountain is far more impressive than Ateshgah Fire Temple.

Visited May 2013
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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“An ancient zorozsriyan temple”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

It's an ancient monument of Zoroastrian religion with the natural gas flares coming out from the ground. Actually the flare burns here for the ages...... Just it would be better to come here in summer time

Visited March 2013
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