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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Adventures in India, Part 33 -- Cremation in Kathmandu

The Bagmati River runs through the eastern part of Kathmandu. Along the banks in the vicinity of the Pashupatinath Temple there are several platforms [ghats] where pyres are erected. 

Everywhere there is evidence of overwhelming poverty and pollution.

Cleaning a cremation site and readying it for the next occupant.

Meanwhile life goes on as usual along the river.

Transporting a corpse to the funeral pyre.

Preparing the body.

All is ready for the cremation. I didn't linger to watch the burning.

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