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Tower of Silence, Mumbai

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  • Not much to see here as it is the place the Parsi dispose of the dead by placing the bodies on the tower to be eaten by birds. Message is not to defile the earth by burying or cremation. No admittance...  more »
  • This is a parsi cemetery, only parsi people allowed inside. A bit terrifing if you go during night time. Other than that nothing there.  more »
  • You can see Tower of Tower of Silence, the silence, from here tourists come across in Malabar Hill, have come to enjoy the view of marine drive most people think it is. Told of Mumbai's tourist attractions, and if a Zoroastrian institution cannot see inside the tourist because realistically it may be difficult.
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  • Good place to spend time. Nice atmosphere. Silent too.
  • The Towers of Silence are the final resting place for the Parsi / Zoroastrian community. It is a religious place and not a tourist attraction or even where anyone can visit casually. As the last religious rites are performed, the relatives of the deceased persons also stay here to perform the rites and ceremonies. Hence, please respect the religious sentiments and do not pass bad comments out of ignorance like "scary" and so on. I do not wish to give any "stars" to this rating as it is not appropriate but since the rating will not be accepted without a "star", I am compelled to mark the "star" here.
  • Like the name says,its a silent place.It's scary too.very silent atmosphere encovered with trees.It's not a tourist place,this place belongs to the parsi culture.You can visit,if you are too much intersted to know about it.
  • Not a tourist place. But the place belongs to the persian community for the final activities performed after death. Completely looks like a scary place but don't be worried. Nothing like that. It is called a TOWER OF SILENCE because of the spritual belief of the related communnity.
  • This is circular, open aired, structure, enclosing a flat platform / pavillion where (some - ) Parsis / Zoroastrians arrange to keep the bodies of their dead relatives for a "sky burial" .... wherein the dead bodies are eaten by scavenging vultures. Just a religious custom which is followed by that community/ religious sect. Btw, this is very ecologically sound and supposedly does not pollute the earth. As with all customs, temples, shrines to do with everything Parsi .... non-Parsis are not welcome and will not be allowed near the morgue halls, or inside the socalled tower .... so dont even try it. You will not pass for a Parsi, unless you are a semi-caucasian with a quaint gujrati accent ..... Wikipedia has an article on it, pictures and all, to satisfy your morbid curiosity. As a matter of fact, in reality, most indian vultures, including those here, have died to the point of extinction, because of a drug Diclofenac, and also the shortage of dead bodies to feed them. Many Parsis just prefer a quiet burial in a nondescript cemetary. The community itself is facing extinction, because of a paucity of marriages and fertility and a critical mass of birth providers - but that is a different story.....

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