The Pashupatinath Temple is the largest Hindu temple in Nepal, and it is said that Shiva is enshrined somewhere within its precincts around the Bagmati River. However, I have no way of knowing where it is, let alone seeing it. Pagans are not allowed to enter the temple. I had no choice but to wander around the Bagmati River, looking at the crematorium on the other side of the river. A funeral was just taking place there.
There was a crowd on the bridge and on the riverbank. In the middle of the crowd was a coffin, about to be carried to the riverside cremation ground. The people in the crowd were watching. After the cremation, the ashes would be scattered in the sacred river that runs right next to the cremation ground. In Hinduism, graves are not made.
|Sep 2013 NEPAL PEOPLE|
|CLUSTER CROWD PASHUPATINATH RIVER STONE BRIDGE WORLD HERITAGE SITE|
September 21, 2013
April 22, 2023
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