The primary spot on a great many people's motivation is the town of Surakhani. The town itself is not much, however, it's a seventeenth-century sanctuary which has acted as a reference point as the years progressed. Anyway, the site has been sacred for any longer than that.
The exceptional Ateshgah Fire Temple (10am-6pm) is one of Azerbaijan's most noteworthy sights. Try not to expect excessively from this place, yet as long as you run with "practical" desires, you can't be disillusioned. Arranged amidst an urban sprawl, ideal by some prepare tracks and fields and fields of oil derricks, you will discover the Ateshgah Baku fire sanctuary.
It remains on the site of a flammable gas vent that was consecrated to Zoroastrians for quite a long time, however, this sanctuary was really worked by eighteenth-century Indian Shiva fans. They lived in the encompassing pentagonal caravanserai and performed extraordinary plain practices, for example, lying on hot coals or conveying unendurably substantial chains. Such flighty conduct is delineated by various mannequins in the historical center area. The grounds are little and independent. There are a few rooms inside the sustained dividers, with tasteless mannequin shows and a couple of pictures (some even with English). The dividers themselves are canvassed with various plaques in Sanskrit and Punjabi.
Be that as it may, the sanctuary's highlight is the flaring stone hearth with four stone side vents that additionally spit mythical serpent breath. In any event when the guardian tries to turn on the gas. The first regular vent has for quite some time been depleted, so today the fire comes cordiality of Baku's primary gas supply.
As indicated by verifiable sources, previously the development of the Indian Temple Of Fire in Surakhani toward the finish of the seventeenth, the neighborhood individuals additionally adored at this site in view of the "seven openings with consuming fire". These "seven gaps with consuming fire" are the exacting importance of the toponym "Surakhani". Zoroastrians, an antiquated fire revering religion considered the gaseous petrol vents as a zenith of their services. This multi-year old religion was very predominant inside the area, extending from China to Europe, however having it's heartland around Persia. Nonetheless, when the Hindu's moved in and fabricated the sanctuary we see today, the region lost any follows to Zoroastrianism.
Specialists from early pilgrims to current students of history were ignorant of its actual history until the point when unearthings could be attempted. To exacerbate the situation, with the infringing settlement of the town, expanded gas generation and preoccupation of the fundamental gas field to industrial facilities close-by, the first fire doused in 1969. Today, the gallery's fire is bolstered by mains gas channeled in from Baku city. In the event that you arrive before the actual arranged time, you can even help light the flames... with a match!
From Baku take the cruddy old elektrichka, marshrutka 84 from Narimanov metro station or less immediate marshrutka 231 from Qara Qarayev metro by means of the fascinating town of American. From Mardakan take marshrutka 77. The majority of the above stop close Suraxany prepare station.
From the south side of the station, walk southeast parallel to the rail tracks for three minutes, at that point bend ideal to discover the Atesgah's passageway just past. There is some intriguingly bedraggled old oilfields adjacent.