Udvada Festival

  • It is a traditional Parasi Festival celebrated in Udvada town of Gujarat
  • The Udvada Atash Behram, also known as the Iran Shah, “King of Iran”, is a temple in Udvada, Gujarat on the west coast of India.
  • It is one of the eight fire temples (holy place of worship) of the Zoroastrian religion in the country.
  • The Atash Bahram, meaning “Victorious Fire”, is one of the oldest fire temples in India, dated to the eight century, and represents the historical cultural and religious links with Iran.
  • The current temple was built in 1742 by Dinshaw Dorabjee Mistry from Bombay.
  • The temple attracts Zoroastrian pilgrims from all parts of India, Pakistan and from around the world.

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