A brief overview of our Dokhmas
(1). In India, there are 124 DOKHMAs.
(2). Overseas these are TWO; both in Karanchi, at Pakistan.
(3). The oldest, at Bharuch, is 713 years old (since 1309 A.D.).
(4). The next, at Ankleshwar is 505 years old (since 1517 A.D.).
(5). SEVEN DOKHMAs 350 years ago, in 1672 A.D., were built at Bombay, by Mr. Hirji Mody-Vatchha.
(6). Surat has a record number of 12 DOKHMAs, but their foundation period is not known.
Also, at Surat is the largest of all such Structures; with 476 Recesses, or Compartments. It is the only DOKHMA with an additional (Fourth) Circular, Concentric Ring for Still-born Infants.
(7). The last-ever consecrated DOKHMA is 82 years old, existsing since 1940 A.D., at Bangalore. It has 60 Recesses; 36 for Males and 24 for Females-&-Children.
(8) At Ahmedabad, of the 03 DOKHMAs, that which is extensively used since 1842 A.D., is now 180 years old.
On 25-06-2022, the middle DOKHMA at Ahmedabad has been, in accordance with the SoPs of the GoI, and under the directive from the Honourable Supreme Court of India, been reset to consign the Corpse of those of our Humdeens, succumbing to the COVID (Corona Virus Disease).
Courtesy : Naval Daruwala, Ahmedabad