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Never seen, Matheran

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Parsi cemetery in dense forest.

Parsi cemetery in dense forest.

Tower of Silence: The Tower of Silence is actually a Parsi cemetery situated rather picturesquely on Malabar Hill in South Mumbai. Zoroastrians or the Parsis left the bodies of their dead for vultures to feed on. In this way they believed that they were returning to nature the same they had taken from it. The winding road that leads down the hill is particularly desolate and eerie at night and the place has become recognized as a kind of ghoulish hangout.

Tower of Silence: The Tower of Silence is actually a Parsi cemetery situated…

Rawalpindi : One such landmark is located on Murree road, tucked between the shops of the New Jewellery Market. No one would guess that between the ostentatious glittering shops and the din of traffic there is an old Zorastrian cemetery(Parsi). As one enters the compound, the serenity of the lush green grass and shady trees takes one by surprise. Rawalpindi’s Parsi graveyard houses a number of graves and a colonial style red brick building with columns and arches - Built 1890s

Before partition, Rawalpindi was a religiously diverse city, home to Zorastrian minority who came here in

Rawalpindi, a view of the graves in the cemetery, with the building in the background: One such landmark is located on Murree road, tucked between the shops of the New Jewellery Market. No one would guess that between the ostentatious glittering shops and the din of traffic there is an old Zorastrian cemetery(Parsi). As one enters the compound, the serenity of the lush green grass and shady trees takes one by surprise. Rawalpindi’s Parsi graveyard houses a number of graves and a colonial…

Before partition, Rawalpindi was a religiously diverse city, home to Zorastrian minority who came here in

St. Mary's Cemetery, Wandsworth 17 - Parsi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mary's Cemetery, Wandsworth 17 - Parsi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Parsi (Zoroastrian) cemetery & Temple constructed 1898- One of the many palm trees planted in the lush compound of the cemetery. Rawalpindi Pakistan.

Parsi (Zoroastrian) cemetery & Temple constructed One of the many palm trees planted in the lush compound of the cemetery.

A "dakhma" in Mumbai, India, where local Zoroastrians leave their dead to be consumed by vultures

Nature's Undertakers

The Parsi graveyard & Worship Temple was built in the 1890s. The marble plaque at the gate of the cemetery reads “This cemetery, together with the buildings and compound wall, was erected to perpetuate the memory of the late Seth Jahangiriji Framji Jussawala and Seth Jamasji Hormasji Bogha – both Rawalpindi Parsi merchants - by their respective grandsons, Seth Dorabji Cowasji Jussawala and Seth Nasarwanji Jehangiriji BoghaShahshai in the month of Tir 1367, January 1898.” Some of the marble…

Before partition, Rawalpindi was a religiously diverse city, home to Zorastrian minority who came here in

Golden Cup depicting Griffin on top band. Excavated at Marlik, Gilan, Iran. First half of first millennium BC.

Golden Cup depicting Griffin on top band. Excavated at Marlik, Gilan, Iran. First half of first millennium BC. National Museum of Iran.

Parsi community cemetery Hong Kong

Parsi community cemetery Hong Kong

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Towers of Silence: Zoroastrian Architectures for the Ritual of Death

Towers of Silence: Zoroastrian Architectures for the Ritual of Death by Fosco Lucarelli

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