Parsi Fire Temple
Constructed by businessman Sheth Banaji Limji, is a Parsi shrine located in Maharashtra known as the “Parsi Fire Temple/Agiyari”. This “300-year-old Agiyari” is situated in the Kalbadevi area in the city of Mumbai. Apparently, this pious shrine belonging to the Parsi community was constructed during the 17th century. Furthermore, the outer structure of this fire temple closely resembles a fortress. In addition, according to the Parsi Panchayat (a governing body of the Parsi Community) no non-Parsi is permitted to enter this fire temple.
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a. How to reach Parsi Fire Temple
Parsi Fire Temple Map
1. By train:
The closest railway station to this “Fire Temple” is located in Mumbai Central. The Mumbai Central Railway Station is well connected to major cities situated on the western railway line.
2. By road:
If you intend to drive to this “Fire Temple” then the ideal starting points would be Pune, Thane, Kalyan, and Navi Mumbai.
- Via Pune:
There is one route from Pune to this “Fire Temple” and, they are via Bangalore-Mumbai Highway/Mumbai Pune Highway.
- Via Thane:
There are two routes from Thane to this route, and they are via Eastern Express Highway/Mumbai Agra National Highway and Eastern Exp.
- Via Kalyan:
There is one route from Kalyan to this route, and it is via Eastern Express Highway/Mumbai Agra National Highway and Eastern Exp.
- Via Navi Mumbai:
There are two routes from Navi Mumbai to this route, and it is via Bangalore Mumbai Highway/Mumbai Highway/Mumbai Pandharpur Road/Mumbai-Pune Highway/Sion Panvel Exp and Eastern Exp, and via Bangalore-Mumbai Highway/Mumbai Highway/Mumbai Pandharpur Road/Mumbai-Pune Highway/Sion Panvel Exp.
3. By air:
The nearest domestic airport to this temple is located in the suburb of Ville Parle/ Santa Cruz while, the international airport is located in Sahar. Both the international and domestic are well connected to major cities and countries respectively.
c. Religious significance of the Parsi Fire Temple
Historically speaking, it was during the 17th century that a rich Parsi businessman called Seth Banaji Limji in order to make a living migrated from Kolkata to Mumbai. It was this businessman that then constructed this “Agiyari” in the “City that never sleeps”.