Discovering some curiosities in Mumbai


November 3, 2006

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Bombay | Heritage | History

Nearby is the Parsi Tower of Silence. Parsis follow the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism. They believe in the purity of the four elements and are not allowed to bury or cremate their dead. Instead they lay the body on top of the Parsi tower for the vultures to pick clean.

We could see the towers but artful landscaping keeps out tourists.

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