Travels in Nepal

Matt Welsh

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Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath is just outside of Kathmandu and is the most holy Hindu site in Nepal, dedicated to Pashupati, one of the incarnations of Shiva. The Bagmati River, shown here, is a holy river and as such is a popular site for cremations. Here we can see a cremation just beginning. Apparently the cremation ghat shown here is reserved for royalty and others of high caste.


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