Former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry died in a road accident on Sunday. Cyrus Mistry had reached the holy shrine of Udvada in Gujarat. Here he had darshan and left for Mumbai after stopping for some time, when his car collided with the divider in the middle of the way. The accident was so terrible that the front part of the Mercedes blew up. Three more people from the Parsi community were present with Mistry, one of whom died on the spot, while two others were hospitalised. Cyrus Mistry’s body has been handed over to his family after postmortem. Some relatives of Cyrus Mistry also live abroad, so Mistry’s last rites can be performed on Tuesday.
Funeral method completely different
Let us tell you that Cyrus Mistry is from the Parsi community. He always kept donating for the Parsi society. Even on Sunday, he was returning from a religious place after having darshan. The people of the Parsi community have drowned in mourning over the accident. Talking about the funeral procession of Mistry, the way of cremation of the dead body in the Parsi community, who came to India from Persia (Iran) thousands of years ago, is quite different from other communities. In this, the dead body is neither burnt like Hinduism nor buried like Muslim or Christian religious people. However, in what manner the last rites of Cyrus Mistry will be performed, it is not yet clear.
How Will Cyrus Mistry Be Cremated?
Will Cyrus Mistry be cremated according to Zoroastrianism?
It is discussed that the last rites of Cyrus Mistry can be performed according to Zoroastrianism. The method of funeral in this religion is completely different. While in Hinduism people entrust the dead body to fire or water, Christians and Muslims bury the dead body in the lap of the earth. Apart from all this, according to the belief of Zoroastrianism, fire, water and earth are all three holy. According to religious belief, by burning the dead body the fire element becomes impure, by passing it in the river the water element and burial pollutes the earth element. Therefore in this religion there is a provision to hand over the dead body to the sky after death.
What Are Towers of Silence or Dakhma?
What is Tower of Silence or Dakhma?
Let us tell you that the population of the Parsi community in the world is around 1 lakh. More than half of these people live in Mumbai and Gujarat. In places where the number of people of the Parsi community is high, there are Towers of Silence for the last rites of the dead body at a remote uninhabited place. It is also called Dakhma. It is a solid and circular structure built at a height from the ground, on top of which the dead body is placed. Here the dead body is left in the sunlight. After this the dead body is eaten by vultures, eagles and crows. In the Parsi community, this method of cremation of the dead body is considered the most sacred. However, whether the last rites of Cyrus Mistry will be done in this manner or not, it is not clear yet.