Sirxani, the Fire Temple and a Somewhat Unremarkable Day
Suraxani Travel Blog› entry 16 of 26 › view all entries
November 30th, 2008 – by: cbstevens
Situated in the middle of an urban sprawl, right next to some train tracks and fields and fields of oil derricks, we found the Ateshgah fire temple. It is the location that, at least two hundred years ago, fire was springing all by itself from the ground. Since the 19th century, the Baku oil company has owned the land and has pumped gas since the fires ran out.
It was fun to think that for a minute though.
Still, plenty of Hindi Zoroastrians worshipped there at one time or another. Also, I took some pictures.
The original plan called for us to go north into Ramani to find the castle there and do some exploring, but that idea had to be saved for another time since we were trying to get home as fast as possible. Of course, when we saw Ronald McDonald at the edge of Baku, we had to stop and take pictures.
Like I said, the day was somewhat unremarkable.
*note: Pictures are a bit hard to upload now, but hopefully soon I will get them up.
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