Mithra (Mehr) Temple of Verjuy is one of four known Mithraism temples in Iran and it is considering as one of the oldest places in East Azerbaijan province. This temple has many rooms connecting to each other that has been dug and carved in rocky underground, however; the most of this temple has been not excavated yet.
Remain of Mithra temple of Maragheh ranks as one of the first inhabited and prehistoric temples. And it is a strong evidence for ancient age of Maragheh. Mithra's ritual and ceremonies was practicing in this historical place during Parthians era when Parthians were more open with different religious and believes unlike Sasanian after them.
Later on, around 700 years ago this place became holy shrine for Muslims when one of the descendants of Prophet Mohammad (God bless him and grant him peace) buried at this place. So this place turned to be more like Islamic holy place than Mithraism. Now, you can notice some Quran’s Sura and Ayat carved on the walls of this temple.
Since then local people call this place with different names, such as; Imamzadeh Masoum Maragheyie, Khanghah, Ojagh, Oleya.
This complex has temple, Cheleh Khaneh, stable, cemetery which seems to be Iron Age old.
This place is registered as a National Iranian Heritage since 1978.