This Structure of Mumbai don’t have Perfect definition of name, Just know as ‘Tower of Silence’ or Parsee Bawdi on top of Malabar hills surrounded at about 55 acres which is believed that after death, Body of the parsi people are sent to this Bavdi (Bawdi) a circular big structure like ‘Well’ which is consumed by Birds like Eagles and Vultures. It is a part of there tradition as they Believe that the death body should not spoil the environmental air, water or Soil by cremating in it. This place is also called as ‘Dakhma / Dokhma’ which denoted place for the dead. Recently it was found that the number of vultures has drop who help dead body decomposition process. The numbers, which is not good for parsi Zoroastrian community lead then and Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) to join there hands for vulture breeding centre at Sanjay Gandhi National Park (Borivali)
It is located very high up in hill and strictly allowed for members of Parsi community. This community in Mumbai came from Iran in 9th Century AD and Built this structure for deads, Which consists of 3 rings, first for Male Bodies, Second for Female Bodies and Final one for Children. Its is also believed to be best environmental friendly way of disposing bodies after death.
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Its is located at Malabar Hill, So one can take a Taxi from Marine Lines (West) and Reach there, Alternately Public BEST busses are also available (ENTRY ONLY FOR PARSI COMMUNITY PEOPLE).
Tower of Silence Picture