Rate this post

Iran Destination is a well-operated tour operator in Iran which makes your travel to Iran easy. We suggest you to have a look on our  Iran Tours.  Our Iran Travel Agency is ready to help you to travel to Iran. Following, read about Anahita Temple; the Goddess Water temple. 

Anahita Temple is said to be the Second Largest Stone Structure in Iran after  Persepolis . However, the temple is located naer Kermanshah ProvinceAnahita Temple dating back to 150 B.C. However, the temple was the place for respecting the goddess of water, Anahita.

Anahita Temple in Kangavar

Anahita Temple in Kangavar

Interestingly, ancient people of Iran believed that Anahita was the Goddess of water, beauty and fertility. It seems that the temple is the first stone structure of Achaemenid era. Construction of the temple started from Achaemenid  and it said to finished during reign of Sassanid kingship. But different researchers have different ideas about the date of the site and some of them believe that the temple was an unfinished palace of Khosrow the Second.

Anahita Temple , Iran Sacred Cities

Anahita Temple

Furthermore, height of the temple is approximately 36 meters. However, the map of the temple shows the quadrilateral shape. There are some stony tunnels and canals around the temple leading water to the center of building. On the upside of Anahita Temple, there are four shapes which are like head of bulls, which in Persian they called “Homa”.  In the middle part, however, there is a hallow space that water was gathered and was filling a small pond.


Iran Destination

Iran Destination is a well-known Iran Tour Operator which makes you the best go to Iran. So before you tip to Iran, make sure you visit our Iran Tourism Packages. Please feel free to contact us regarding any issue. Our Iran Travel Agency is ready to help you by any means. 

If you want to visit the temple, please let us know. we offer tailor made tours.

Enquire About This Tour