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…
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.
The Samanid mausoleum is located in the historical urban nucleus of the city of Bukhara, in a park laid out on the site of an ancient cemetery. This mausoleum, one of the most esteemed sights of Central Asian architecture, was built in the 9th (10th) century as the resting-place of Ismail Samani - a powerful and influential amir of the Samanid dynasty, one of the Persian dynasty to rule in Central Asia, which held the city in the 9th and 10th centuries.
The Tower Of Silence on Malabar Hill, Mumbai, India - The Parsis originated in Iran and they brought their beliefs to India in the early 20th century. Their funeral rites dictate that the remains are to be left exposed in the Tower so that flesh-eating birds will consume them - this Tower is still in use so access to where the remains are is restricted