n. structure on which Parsee dead are exposed; 'tower of silence'.

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  • Dokhma — Dakhmah im indischen Mumbai auf einer Radierung von 1886 Dakhmah heißt auf persisch Grab, bezeichnet aber ausschließlich Bauwerke, die auch „Türme des Schweigens“ genannt werden und den Anhängern Zarathustras als Begräbnisstätte dienen. Bei den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • B. V. S. Parsi High School — Infobox School name = Bai Virbaiji Sopariwala Parsi High School imagesize = 160px caption = motto = Towards that best light established = 1859 closed = type = Private affiliation = district = grades = president = principal = Mrs. Kermin Parakh… …   Wikipedia

  • Interment — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Interment >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 interment interment burial sepulture Sgm: N 1 inhumation| inhumation| Sgm: N 1 obsequies obsequies exequies Sgm: N 1 funeral funeral wake pyre …   English dictionary for students

  • Towers of Silence — are circular raised structures used by Zoroastrians for exposure of the dead. There is no standard technical name for such a construction. The common dakhma or dokhma (from Middle Persian dakhmag ) originally denoted any place for the dead.… …   Wikipedia

  • Sanjan (Gujarat) — Sanjan is the second station in Gujarat (the first station is Umbergaon) just inside the Gujarat Maharashtra border, when travelling on the Western Railway line. Sanjan is in the Valsad district. Sanjan is believed to have been founded by… …   Wikipedia

  • Torres del silencio — Para otros usos de este término, véase Torres del Silencio (desambiguación). Un dibujo del siglo XIX de las torres del silencio de Bombay. Las torres del silencio (también conocidas como dakhma, dokhma o doongerwadi) son edificios funerarios de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Dakhma — This article is about the Zoroastrian structures. For the Paul Scott novel, see The Towers of Silence. Part of a series on Zoroastrianism Portal …   Wikipedia

  • barrow — Synonyms and related words: anthill, arch, beehive tomb, boar, bone house, boundary stone, box grave, brae, brass, burial, burial chamber, burial mound, bust, butte, cairn, catacombs, cenotaph, charnel house, cist, cist grave, column, cromlech,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • burial — Synonyms and related words: baptism, barrow, beehive tomb, bone house, box grave, burial at sea, burial chamber, burial customs, burial mound, burying, catacombs, cenotaph, charnel house, cist, cist grave, clouding, concealedness, concealment,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • catacombs — Synonyms and related words: barrow, beehive tomb, bone house, box grave, burial, burial chamber, burial mound, cenotaph, charnel house, cist, cist grave, cromlech, crypt, deep six, dokhma, dolmen, grave, house of death, last home, long home, low… …   Moby Thesaurus

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