In Zoroastrianism, fire is a holy sign of respect, cleanliness and worship for God. Hence, places named fire temple are the symbolic religious items in this religion.
Iranian Zoroastrians have had three holy origins of fire as follows: Azargoshnasb: The fire for Royal families. Azarfaranbaq: The fire for religious Azarbarzinmehr: The fire for farmers and artisans.
The fire that burns inside this fire temple has been lit for more than 1500 years. This fire is taken from Karian fire temple in Larestan, which was brought to Aqda in Yazd and kept there for nearly 700 years, and then in 522 AH (1174 AD) it was taken from Aqda to Ardakan (Turkabad village).
It was in Turkabad for 300 years and in 852 AH (1474 AD) it was taken from Turkabad to Varahram Fire Temple in Yazd and kept there.
The current building of the fire temple was built in 1313 with the efforts and financial support of the Zoroastrians of Yazd and the Persians of India. The architecture of building of the fire temple is taken from the Achamenids architecture (in Persepolis, etc.) It is located high and the role of "FARVAHAR" is prominent on the forehead of the mansion.
In front of this building there exists a water basin. The fact that fire temples are next to water has been one of the characteristics of fire temples.
The Varahram Fire is kept inside a brass chamber in a special room, in the middle of the fire temple building, at a level above the ground, away from wind, rain and sunlight. Men must enter in white hats and women in white scarves and light-colored clothing without shoes.
The sacred fire is inside a large bronze chamber, and a person named "Hirbod" is responsible for keeping it lit. Visitors to the fire temple can see the ever-blazing fire from behind a glass wall. This fire temple has been registered in the list of national monuments.