Nepal - Kathmandu - Hindu funeral.
An old man is cremated, his sons lit the fire and the fire is tended to by funeral service men. Monkeys are running past returning to the forrest after having feasted on donated food in the temple all morning. 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