Takht-e Soleymān; Mysterious and Interesting

Takht-e Soleymān; Mysterious and Interesting


Takht-e Soleymān; Mysterious and Interesting

Takht-e Soleymān is a historical collection of natural lake, Azargoshnasb fire temple, Anahita temple, 4 arcs, chamber, and a king palace placed on layer of alluvial stones that wrought during million years. This place named Takht-e Soleymānafter invasion of Arabs (it was named Azargoshnasb fire temple before Arabs invasion).

Fabulous Place for Five Civilization Periods

The water of lake in this place is undrinkable, only, it was suitable for making water mills and for farming. Anahita temple placed at northeastern part of the lake; because, Anahita ( Goddess of water) was so venerable for Iranian people and it has a reason for this temple placed near there. Between two peaks in the season of downfall, it seems a lake of melting waters and down of that, a spring of water is observable and it’s a main reason of placing Anahita temple there (Priests used the water of the spring). Name of climax is the same with queen Saba (Solomon’s wife), but in the northern part of the lake, most important historical place (Azargoshnasb temple) is located. In front of that temple, there is northern yard of fire temple, in the east part of yards, holy fire placed and in the east of temple, there is a chamber with columns.

The largeness this place is about 124000 square meters and it was used for residence of Mongols, Parthians , Sassanian, Medes, and Place of birth Zoroaster. Remained parts of Azargoshnasb temple is consisted of Belgians castle, warm water and mount of prison of Solomon.

The golden age for Takht-e Soleymān dates back to Sassanian period (had a value as Takht-e Jamshid for them).

There is a salon in the west part of Takht-e Soleymān for historical traditions. Some of them are abandoned and messy.

Picture of columns dating back to IL khanate era.

Museum Salon of Takht-e Soleymān

Takht-e Soleymān is placed near Takab and Takht-e Suleiman village (Nosratabad in past), 45 kilometers of northeastern part of west Azerbaijan province. It was the largest social, religious, and training part and temple of Iranian people that was destroyed in the year of 624 by invasion of Heraclius. Abaqa khan built a mosque on destroyed place but it was also destroyed during the time and just some tiles with pictures remained that are kept in Reza Abbasi’s museum.

In Sassanian period, Iran had three main fire temples.

Name of three fires are brought here:

1. Boerzein: haughty love (near Neyshabur).

2. Farbagh: glory of God (near Azerbaijan).

3. Azargoshtasb: male horse for armies (placed in Shiz or Ganjak on mount of Asnvand).

The third one is Takht-e Soleymān. Antiquity of that dates back to 1000 years before Jesus Christ birth but glory of that dates back to Sassanian period.

Khosrow Anushriven built fire temple and many things near that but because of invasion of Roman Empire, Arabs, and so on, this place was forgotten until Mongols period and also was forgotten again after Ilkhanete.

Chakra Tourism

As a human’s body, the earth has also 7 main chakras.

6 of them are static  and one of them is dynamic. Based on sayings, if the dynamic chakra (third eye of earth) were placed on a part, level of awareness will be increased abruptly.

This place is good for introverted tourists. From the year of 2005, tourists are turning over lake like circle in the way of clock’s hand.

The Wall of Ilkhanete Castle

This place was secured with walls which were in 15 meters height and 38 protecting towers. The walls have 2 gates.

One of them in north (main entrance that is not used now) and another one in southeastern part.

Researching History

Researching on Takht-e Soleymān began from 1958 up to 1978 by Germans, Iranians, and Swedish researchers for several times but failed. On January 3rd in 2003, this placed was recorded as the 4th historical place.

Last Descriptions

This place was so holy and respectable in Sassanian period that some people after king visited that and put king’s crown and some priests in holy ceremonies used masks in front of fire for not to pollute the holy fire.

How To Get There?

After going to West Azerbaijan Province, you need to go to Takab city to reach the place.

This place is just not for historian tourists, it is also good for tourists who love spiritual things.

Address: Iran, West Azerbaijan Province, Takab City, Takht-e Soleymān.

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