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

The corpse 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').

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