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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. Add The Crematoria and other attractions to your Kathmandu trip itinerary using our Kathmandu holiday planner.
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  • So if your here since, then be sure to look at. It is the small Varanasi of India in Nepal. But please be respectful with the bypasses and also ask no shorts when it's convenient. To a funeral in your country I don't go Yes also with tournament and vest!
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  • Interesting place from many perspectives. There are many holy men, interesting to see how to deal with their dead and throng of many different people.
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  • The cremations at this site along the Bagmati River are a reminder of the emotions, responsibilities and duty that go along with the death of a loved one. This place gives you a close up view of the e...  more »