Zoroastrians or Parsis in India are one of those exceptionally distinct people who have flourished and progressed consistently with India since independence. After fleeing from successive Muslim invasions of their homeland, Persia, the Zoroastrians migrated to Sindh and finally settled in Mumbai in the eighth century CE.  Gelling up with the Indian population the Parsis have beautifully preserved the customs and traditions of their faith. Unique in their way for praying to the fire God, Zoroastrians have also adhered to a poignant way to bidding adieu to their dead. 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. Below are some chilling facts about the Parsi Tower of silence and the processes related to it, which can give us goose bumps.