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Zoroastrians who revere fire as a symbol of divine purity and illumination. In Zoroastrianism, fire, together with clean water, is an agent of ritual purity. These substances are used to produce clean, white ash for purification ceremonies and constitute a central feature in Zoroastrian rituals. When a Zoroastrian adherent enters a fire temple, according to tradition, he or she will offer dry sandalwood (or other sweet smelling wood) to the fire. Zoroastrian Fire Temple attendance is particularly high during seasonal celebrations, and especially for the New Year (Noruz).
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