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Anahita Temple is The Second Largest Stone Structure in Iran after Takht-e Jamshid (Persepolis) . The temple is located in Kangavar city of Kermanshah ProvinceAnahita Temple dating back to 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, abundance, beauty and fertility. It seems that this temple is the first stone structure of Achaemenid era. Construction of the temple started from Achaemenid era and finished during reign of Sassanid Empire. But different researchers have different ideas about the date of this place and some of them believe that here was an unfinished palace of Khosrow the Second.

Anahita Temple , Iran Sacred Cities

Anahita Temple 

furthermore, height of the temple is approximately 35 meters. Map of the temple shows the quadrilateral shape of it. There are stony tunnels and canals around the temple leading water to the center of it. On the upside of Anahita Temple, there are four shapes which are like head of bulls. In the middle part, there is a space that water was gathered and was filling a small pool.


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