tower of silence


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tower of silence

n.
See dakhma.
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KINDLING hope for a large number of Parsi women who marry outside their religion, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition challenging a decision by its religious council banning their entry into Fire Temple or the Tower of Silence to participate in the funeral ceremonies of their parents and relatives.
Rahbar ("A Tower of Silence of the Sasanian Period at Bandi-yan: Some Observations about Dachmas in Zoroastrian Religion," in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam, ed.
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The funeral will be held on Tuesday at the Doongerwadi Tower of Silence.
Both are published authors with Sarah having titles A Dark Dividing, Spider Light and Tower of Silence to her name and Maureen publishing a series of detective novels featuring Birmingham-based cop Bev Morriss including Working Girls and Baby Love.
In the tower of silence, the instincts of the social animal are replaced by conditioning.
1 Sunny Road, Karachi by Anjuman Trust Fund's Funeral Van to the Tower of Silence.
He adds: 'His sensuous development was in terms of heat, gold and purple fruits, Hindu gods, the vultures from the Parsee Tower of Silence dropping the hand of a dead child into the garden, tree-frogs, the night-wind in the banana-leaves'.
The population of Kirklees may take a little persuading to participate, but I am sure if the council set up the post of, 'Excarnation Officer' to promote this exciting new project, and if the cost of using the tower of silence was kept well below current burial and crematoria fees, they would have a lot of customers.
A book by the late Dom Moraes on Mumbai was also banned for carrying a picture of the Tower of Silence, the resting place of Parsis, whose religion doesn't allow outsiders to view it.