According to the Zoroastrians, once the soul has left the body, it is considered as impure. And hence it is not buried or cremated as it can pollute the soil and the fire. So, the body of the diseased is finally left to the wild birds – vultures for excarnation as a final act of charity.

The tower of silence or the “Dakhma” is the final resting place of the body where is it delivered to the vultures, the Zoroastrians migrated to Sindh and finally settled in Mumbai in the eighth century CE. And they have beautifully preserved the customs and traditions of their faith.

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