Nepal - Kathmandu - Washing out flowers at Hindu funeral.
One of the funeral service men washes the flowers away to collect coins given by friends and relatives of the old man being cremated. To burn a body fully takes an estimated 4 hours and hundreds of kilo of wood using butter as fuel. According to Hindu religion and traditions the dead must be burned. Along the Bagmati River next to the Pashupatinath Temple complex are ten alocated spaces for cremation and all day funerals are being held. The bodies are cremated according to custom and the ashes and remains are swept into the holy waters. The Bagmati runs into the Ganges further South and is considered equally holy to Hindus.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download