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Farming the Woods | Temperate Forest Farming & Permaculture Strategies Society of American Foresters Pir-e Herisht. Abarkuh. Pilgrimage in Zoroastrianism Suggested prior reading: » Yazd Region Associated reading: » Udvada » Zoroastrian Places of Worship - Atash Bahrams The first part of the directions to Pir-e Herisht are the same as that for Pir-e Sabz. Pir-e Herisht is dedicated to the royal Yazdegird governess Morvarid (also spelt Murvarid). It was a passing traveller who built the first shrine. While not a pir, the Cypress of Abarkuh is nevertheless a quasi-pilgrimage destination. Abarku is home to a 4,500 year old cypress (Persian, sarv) tree that stands some 25 metres tall. For Zoroastrians, the cypress (Persian, sarv) is rich with symbolism. The tree and its park are next to a mosque which built over a Zoroastrian chahar-taqi temple. On the outskirts of the city are the ruins of an old caravanserai, a testament to Abarku once being a rest-stop on a branch of the ancient Aryan trade roads, also called the Silk Roads. » Top Pilgrimage pages: » Pilgrimage start page » Pir-e Sabz / Chak-Chak » Seti Pir. » Pir-e Banu. » Pir-e Herisht.