Hindu Funeral - Corpse of the Dead Washed before Cremation (Nepal)

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Hindu Funeral - Corpse of the Dead Washed before Cremation (Nepal)

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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').

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

Date & location
Photo taken on March 10, 2013
Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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