Bai Pirojbai Dadabhoy Maneckji Vatcha Agiary,Mumbai 6/2012

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Vatcha Agiary: Located on D.N. Road (formerly Hornby Row), Vatcha Agiary is one of the most visible Parsi fire temples in town. The Parsis (or Parsees) are a small but rather prominent community of Zoroastrians originally from Persia (Iran). The Agiary is officially called Bai Pirojbai Dadabhoy Maneckji Vatcha Agiary after Bai Pirojbai who built the temple in memory of her late husband Seth Dadabhoy Maneckji Vatcha. The interesting temple was built in 1881. The two imposing winged creatures guarding the entrance resemble sculptures in Persepolis. Unfortunately, only members of the Parsi community are allowed inside the temple, but it is said to carry a fire that has been burning for 300 years.

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Ana María Ossorio Ló… on October 8, 2012

Wonderful detail of this fire temple--like 1--AnaM

F. Zaman on October 8, 2012

Ana Maria,thanks

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Photo taken in Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India

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  • Uploaded on July 17, 2012
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ10
    • Taken on 2012/06/14 19:06:31
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