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1844 - 2001  The Original stone table commemorating the consecration of the Fire Temple is Located above the doorway Leading into the Agiary's Main Hall. The tablet reads as above

Sir J. J. Agiary, Poona, circa 1935. The Zoroastrian Priest standing at the Agiary entrance are Ervad Pestonji Nusservanji Panthaky (left) and Ervad Vajifdar.

Construction of Fire Temples  is believed to be of the greatest deeds a Zoroastrian can perform in life. a dedicated Zoroastrian like Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy considered it a part of his duty to construct Fire Temples. Sir Jamsetjee constructed Agiaries in a number of towns and cities and donated generously for carrying out repairs out to such houses of worship in various places.

In 1842, Poona's Leading Zoroastrians approached Sir Jamsetjee with a fervent request for construction of a  Zoroastrian Fire Temple within the Camp area. Sir Jamsetjee readily acceded to this request and sanctioned the purchase of a suitable plot of land and construction of Fire Temple at the present site. Whilst agreeing to this request, Sir Jamsetjee's advice to Poona's  Zoroastrians was, "It is my request that you should all serve the Enlightened One and pray every day with a pure hart, and if you visit the Fire Temple and pray daily, you may rest assured that you shall prosper in life and that God will help you to overcome any difficulties you may face in life". Sir Jamsetjee often said that his devotion to the precepts of Zoroastrianism were the key to his success.

Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy Agiary, Poona was consecrated on 29th November 1844 (Roj Ardibehest, Mah Khordad 1364 Y. Z.) . On this momentous Occasion, almost all Zoroastrians of Poona attended the inaugural ceremony, along with a number of prominent Parsi Sethias from Bombay. In addition to the main Fire Temple building and the wells, Sir Jamsetjee also constructed large dining halls on the compound, as residential quarters for the Priests. The Agiary building and surrounding structure have undergone several additions, alterations and repairs over the years.        

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