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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dakmas

According to the teachings of Zoroaster, fire and earth are too sacred for the disposal of the dead. Instead, the bodies shall be placed in towers and picked apart by the most destructive element, wind. These towers are called the Towers of Silence, or Dakhmas.

I read this somewhere and liked it......................

2 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

ok .......

tsbroome said...

I know....but I read it to my daughter last night and she had the same reaction I did. It just seemed to conjure up interesting images for both of us. I'm not sure I would want the wind to pulverize my dead body, but still, I like the fire and earth references.......