Travels in Nepal

Matt Welsh

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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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