Pir (Zoroastrianism)

Pir (Zoroastrianism)

Pir (Zoroastrianism)

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Pïr is a term in Persian used to refer to a site of pilgrimage, typically one of the Zoroastrian faith. They can range from localized devotional sites to major centers of worship.Among the most well-known pïrs are the six mountain pïr which can be found in and around the city of Yazd, Iran: Seti Pïr, Pir-e Sabz, Pïr-e Nāraki, Pïr-e Bānu, Pïr-e Herisht, and Pïr-e Nārestān. However, pïr can be found in cities throughout the Persian world including Kerman, Shiraz and Tehran.G. Gropp, "Die rezenten Feuertempel der Zarathustrier (II)", Archaologissche Mitteilungen aus Iran N.F.4, 1971 pp. 263-288 (German)

Structure of a Pïr

There is no universalizing principal of design in Zoroastrian religious architecture; as a result, each pïr has its own unique structures and features. However, there are certain traits which many different pïrs possess such as an altar-like structure used to house a...
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