What do Parsis do when someone dies?

Unlike in other religions where a deceased person’s body is cremated or buried, when a Parsi dies, his or her body is left in the ‘Tower of Silence’ for vultures.

What is Parsi funeral called?

Traditional Zoroastrian funerals, which are called Dokhmenashini – a system of sky burials that relies on the sun and carrion birds to dispose of bodies – is in peril because of the near-extinction of India’s vulture species.

Are there cemetery in Parsi?

The burial ground is located on 11th cross, Malleswaram, on land belonging to the government of Karnataka, which was reportedly granted to the Parsis in 1892 by the then Maharaja of Mysore.

How do Jains dispose of their dead?

In order to keep the Earth clean and pure, Jains cremate those who pass away. The cremation is done as soon as possible and cannot be done between sunset and sunrise of the day following the death.

What happens when a Jain dies?

Once a body dies, the soul immediately goes to its next body, also known as a container. Depending on the soul’s accumulated karma, the next body may not be human or even an animal. The birth/death reincarnation cycle continues indefinitely until a soul achieves ultimate deliverance from karma.

When was the Parsi Zoroastrian death ceremony founded?

A Society by the name of *The Association For Performance Of The First Year Necessary Death Ceremonies Of The Parsi Zoroastrians* was founded in the year 1942 for the purposes of performing the essential death ceremonies of Parsi Zoroastrian individuals who desire to perform the same, but do not have any relatives who will get it performed.

How is the Besna ceremony done in Parsi?

The maternal grandparents would give about five sets of clothes, cash, toys, silver cup or glass for the newborn baby. Once the baby is about six months old and is able to sit on his/her own, the Besna ceremony is done. The child is made to sit on sweets called Padas which are placed on a small patlo (stool) and is given new clothes and gifts.

How are the Rings exchanged at the Parsi wedding?

Rings are exchanged between the bride-to-be and the groom-to-be, amidst the presence of family members and friends. Then the madavsaro is performed, wherein a mango sapling is planted outside the door of the bride and groom’s house.

How are the ladvas exchanged in the Parsi ceremony?

A small ses with clothes, rice, kanku (red vermillion), flower garland along with seven small agharni ladvas are also kept near the mother-to-be during the ceremony. The mother-to-be is then taken to her maternal house, where the same ceremony is repeated and the seven ladvas are exchanged among the families.