The Parsi Temple , Bangalore

The address and visiting time of Parsi Temple(Fire Temple) in Bangalore. The details about the zoroastrians/parsis religious beliefs & the history of parsis.

The Parsees /Parsis ( zoroastrians in India)are a group of peace loving & God fearing people who worship fire. Their temple is called Agiary (Fire Temple). The Parsi Fire Temple in Bangalore is located in Queen's road. In the Sanctum Sanctorum of the fire temple there is an eternal fire burning all the time. They use only sandalwood for this fire. Only the priest of the parsi community is allowed to enter the Sanctum Sanctorum. The Holy book of the zorastrians is 'Kordeh Avesta' with the 'Vendidad' which lists the prayers & tenets to be followed by zoroastrians. Now, there is about 300 parsi families in Bangalore. Majority of the parsees are non-vegetarians & the authentic parsi dishes are very rich in calorie. As they are strong in religious beliefs, Inter religious weddings are not permitted in parsi community.

A Short History of Parsi Temple/ Fire Temple

In 716 AD, a group of fire worshipping people (zoroastrians ) from Persia (now Iran) migrated to India in order to preserve their religious identity. They landed in a small town called Sanjan in Gujrat. Subsequently, many of their successors moved to various parts of India including Bangalore for better living. In 1992, when the number of people in the parsi community in bangalore increased, they decided to form an Anjuman(Association) and established The Bangalore Parsee Zoroastrian Anjuman (BPZA). In 1926, with the help of late Seth Dinshaw Cawasji, the anjuman build the Agiary (The Fire Temple) in Bangalore. The agiary has been named as 'Bai Dhanmai & Cawasji Dadabhai Dar-E-Meher'.

Other Structures related to Parsi Temple (Fire Temple)

1. The Lady Jehangir Kothari Memorial Hall - To conduct the social & sports activities, Navjote & wedding ceremonies of Parsi community.

2. Doongarwadi / The Tower of Silence - In 1937, they bought a 15 acre land near Hebbal (10 Kms from Agiary) to dispose off the dead.

3. Dharmashala - In 1957, Late Seth Burjorji Entee donated a big bungalow on Benson Road to use as Dharmashala - Rest house for Parsis visiting Bangalore.

4. The Palia Block - The Palia block is situated in the Agiary complex .

Address of Parsi Temple (Fire Temple)

15, Queen's Road,
Opp. to Indian Express Building,
Karnataka - 560 001.

Ph - 080 2286 7488/ 2286 4535.

Time to Visit

The Parsi temple(Fire temple) is open on all days from 7 am to 8 pm.

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Guest Author: SUBASH.A. K14 Dec 2014

I am a Hindu. I like spirituality (Not religious). I desires to visit Parsi temple at Bangalore. Can I visit and worship there ?

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