Parsi Agiary, located in Sayajigunj area of city is a parsi temple, built by Pestonji Contractor, under the instruction of Faramji, who were the main contractor of Baroda State.
The building was built in 1923 & is still city’s first private agiary. The significance of this particular space is that Faramji had started his brick manufacturing business at this place but later constructed the temple so that Parsi’s in the city have a place to offer prayers.
The building has 4 rooms & the main hall is known as Atash Room. The land was donated by family, which was associated with the Gaekwads. The design of building was done by Architect V. R. Talwalkar, which is done in Persian style.
Cost of Rs 1 lac was done to build the Agiary. Faramji had made it clear that the agiary should be managed and financed by family members only and no outside financial assistance should be allowed. His great grand children have maintained the legacy till date.
A Bungali (for performing death ceremonies), a Dharmshala & a Community Hall is also located near agiary. A small garden & tress are also planted to maintain green-ness around the temple.
According to the tradition, the fire is constantly blazing here since 92 years. The trust is taking care of the agiary, which consists of members Nikitin Contractor, Pesu Contractor & Jeroo Contractor.
The Agiary is almost 92 years, dated 31st January 2018.