In Yazd, an Eternal Flame Burns Bright

TJG-Mar 17-Yazd

The Jakarta Globe March 17, 2015

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  1. July 27, 2020

    […] Only priests may enter the sacred room to tend to the flame, which is kept ablaze with dry wood such as almond or apricot several times a day. There were not many visitors when I went to the temple, but it’s said to get very crowded during Nowruz, the Persian New Year when the practising Zoroastrians of Yazd also offer their prayers. Nowruz, which falls this Friday, marks the beginning of spring. Despite its Zoroastrian roots, Nowruz today is a secular holiday, particularly in Iran and regions that formerly fell under Persian influence and culture, including parts of Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, and some Kurdish areas, and is celebrated by people of different ethnicities and faiths. Read the full article here. […]

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