Many people gathered around the river in Pashupatinath Temple

Many people gathering around river in  Pashupatinath Temple
Shot at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal
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The cremation ground was set up on the bank of a river flowing beside the Pashupatinath Temple. Cremation is common in the Hindu world, unlike Christianity and Islam. When I arrived here, a large number of people had gathered at the riverside. Everyone was waiting for the cremation to begin. Apparently, there was a celebrity funeral to be held on this day.

The deceased must have been a very popular person. One after another, people were gathering near the crematorium. But the cremation didn't start very well.

Most of them were gathered on the bridge or on the other side of the river, on high ground, in order to get a better view of the deceased. In the midst of it all, I saw four men sitting on the water's edge, sitting still and waiting for the cremation to begin.

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PHOTO DATA

No

7910

Shooting Date

Jul 2009

Posted On

September 22, 2013

Modified On

January 6, 2022

Place

Pashupatinath, Nepal

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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