Temple, also known as Agiary, is the name given to the place of worship
of the Zoroastrians. The Fire Temple of Pune is situated along the
Dastur Meher Road, earlier known as Agiary Street. Sir Jamsetjee
Jeejeebhoy got the temple constructed in the year 1844. The temple
enshrines the Atesh Adaran Saheb i.e., the Holy Fire and Sacred Holy
Book. In the following lines, we have provided more information about
the Fire Temple of Puna, India.
As per the records, the Holy Fire was lit inside the Pune Fire Temple
for the first time, on 9th November 1844. It has been burning since
then, without getting extinguished even once. The Fire Temple of Pune is
situated amidst Cyprus trees. These trees are considered as symbols of
the greatness of Zoroaster, who is believed to have brought the cypress
from heaven to earth. The facade of the temple stands adorned with a
fountain in a triangular enclosure, initially erected as a source of
water supply for the city.