The Crematoria, Kathmandu

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Learn about Hindu funereal traditions during a visit to The Crematoria, the riverside cremation area of a famous Hindu temple. The traditional ceremony sees the family of the deceased build a funeral pyre next to the river, sprinkle it with holy water, and circle the body three times, walking counter-clockwise. The area is only open to those of Hindu faith. Other visitors can see the cremation area from the opposite bank of the river. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Kathmandu holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Crematoria and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • "One of the most important Indoyistikoys in Nepal is the Pasoypatinath Temple situated on the banks of the Mpagkmati River. The temple is dedicated to God Shiva. There is also the place of cremation of the dead. The location in awe-inspiring filled with all the operation of the incineration process
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  • This area hosts a number of cremations, a complex series of rituals which will be strange to most westerners but should be seen and contemplated. A guide or a guidebook can help visitors understand wh...  more »
  • We went to see how was the Hindu rite in terms of cremation. It was my first time that I saw a cremation live where commented us that it takes 4 hours. Once they pull the ashes in the river. Basically creman their deceased and then pull the remains into the Rio Bagmati.
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