Hindu funeral at Pashupatinath Temple by the Bagmati River. Kathmandu, Nepal.
Dozens of Hindu funerals take place every day at Pashupatinath Temple by the Bagmati River in Kathmandu, Nepal.
It’s a sad experience, yet it’s included in any one-day trip’s itinerary of Kathmandu.
In my opinion, the saddest moment of the whole Hindu funeral ceremony is seeing the female family members cry and salute the dead for the last time. Then, he or she would be moved to the Smashan, the Hindu cremation ground.
As my guide explains to me, women symbolise birth and, for that reason, they are not allowed to enter the Smashan, which instead it symbolises death.
Following there is a collection of photos that I hope you may like.
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