hindu funeral - corpses of the dead on ghat (nepal)


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During a Hindu funeral, the corpses of the deceased are washed in the Bagmati River near the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu (Nepal)

The corpses will then be cremated in a funeral pyre along the Ghats, in the Hindu tradition.­

This was at dawn, during the Shivaratri festival ('Great Night of Shiva').­

For more information and to see other photos of the Shivaratri festival and the Pashupatinath Temple, read the album description.

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Maha Shivaratri Festival 2013 - Pashupatinath Temple (Nepal) Nepal
Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal