Tower Of Silence: A Unique Structure in Entire World
Mumbai city is a cosmopolitan place, very religious and very much secure character. That is the reason number of people belonging to various religion such as Hinduism, Christianity, Islamic as well as Zoroastrianism calls it as their home. The diverse nature of Mumbai is also one reason of so many best monuments, shrines, churches are located in this city that get thronged by tourists and devotees. Tower of Silence is also one of the unique structure that is build for the disclosure of dead.
The last resting place:
The Parsis, who came to India around 900 years past, originally a community from Iran. From that time they became a part of Indian society. The Tower of Silence of Zoroastrian, in Mumbai was developed by Seth Modi Hirji in year 1672 as per the beliefs of Parsis. Parsis believes in the fact that, the body of an individual after his death should be exposed for the birds to flesh eating in the confines of the tower to worship the earth, water and fire. For that purpose, they build the Tower of Silence to offer the last rites of the dead individual. Even if the place is exposed to dead body, yet the place is very calm and peaceful, due to the beautiful architecture of this place and its green surroundings. However, the main area is off limits where the dead is exposed for all. The tower got surrounded by controversies, because of the vanishing of vultures as well as the subsequent crisis that the Parsis faced for leaving the dead in the tower for a longer period of time. Despite all these, it is also considered as a place to take a sneak peak during a trip by many tourists.
Special Features of Tower Of Silence:
The Tower of Silence is considered as a symbol for Parsis community of their religious belief. It is a unique structure in India that has been build for the last rites of dead individuals. Other than this it also consider as a tourist place and attracts numerous tourist that comes to Mumbai city, above all it serves as diversity symbol of Mumbai and its worldly character.
The Tower of Silence attracts many numbers of tourists every year from India as well as other part of World and has gained respect from countless number of people.